The Black Painting (Coming to you in Jan 2018)

Four cousins summoned back by their grandfather…

The death of a family patriarch…

An old, mysterious house…

A painting by Goya that has a demon lurking inside it…

And a family with dark secrets…

This is what you can expect when you read The Black Painting by Neil Olson, scheduled to be released in January of 2018. 

The mystery surrounding who took the painting from the parsimonious, rapacious grandfather (after he has quite possibly obtained it from the black market) remains mysterious throughout the novel. The main character, Teresa, is charged with the unraveling of the Goya painting disappearance. 

There was a myriad of characters, and it was quite easy to get lost when reading along. Some of the characters, I felt, were very forgettable, and possibly even excessive, however, Olson spins a mystery reminiscent of an Agatha Christie novel. 

Overall, I rated this novel 3 out of 5 stars for the creativity and suspense created within this gripping novel by Olson.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I would like to thank Netgalley, Hanover Square Press, and the talented author Neil Olson for the opportunity to read and review The Black Painting.


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