"An emotionally haunting tale..." - Kathryn Mattingly, author of Olivia's Ghost

The Painted Lady

Even the strangest things happen for a reason...

Miles Greene once spent his days creating beautiful works of art. Now a widower, he exists in the quiet mundane of his ground-floor apartment, leaving a once successful art career to complete indifference. With the sudden arrival of a mysterious tenant, Miles finds his talents at the mercy of forces beyond his control. The unfolding path may offer redemption but promises a confrontation with the past, and coming to terms with the burden of guilt he has carried over his wife's death.

Published August 5, 2015 by Winter Goose Publishing

Available in paperback and e-book.

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"Without providing spoilers, I can say there is a trove of beautifully crafted scenes: a marriage proposal on a wind-swept beach, a beer and wing spiked conversation with an easy going brother in law, a cryptic visitor that might be supernatural, a sleeping tablet-induced nightmare that might not be a nightmare. It's all very early Stephen King...ish It's a story no one would ever want to actually live through yet Mr. Falank turns this chilling scenario into a satisfying page-turner...."

- John Malik, The Huffington Post, Author of Doughnuts for Amy

"An emotionally haunting tale that beautifully builds suspense. You won't be disappointed in this slow burning summer read that pulls at your heart strings."

- Kathryn Mattingly, Author of Olivia's Ghost, Journey, The Tutor

"This gothic-scented tale of grief in the aftermath of tragedy will keep you guessing until the end where the lines are drawn between reality, medication, and the supernatural intervention of an artist's muse. I look forward to the next Joseph Falank novel." 

- Sheila Banning, Author of Terroir

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