The Man in the Picture : A Ghost Story Paperback
by SUSAN HILL
Part of the The Susan Hill Collection series
A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge.
On this cold winter's night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don.
The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of imitating life, has the power to entrap it.
To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with the unseen demons it hides, and become the victim of its macabre beauty ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/09/2012
- Category: Horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9781846685446
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Review by john257hopper
This is another gripping short ghostly novel from this author, based around a mysterious painting of a masked ball in Venice. Really creepy, and as usual from this author, with a twist at the end. If I wanted to be picky, I could question why some of the characters make or accede to decisions that seem bound to (and do) lead to dire consequences, but that moves the drama on.
Review by foolplustime
Pleasing enough but rather too predictable to be truly enjoyable: the tension felt overstretched in places.
Review by isabelx