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The Girl in the Painting

Published Date: March 7, 2016

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Book 2 - Rossetti Mysteries

320 pages


What if you thought you knew a secret that could change history?

Whilst standing engrossed in her favourite Pre-Raphaelite painting – Millais’s Ophelia – Cori catches the eye of Tate gallery worker, Simon, who is immediately struck by her resemblance to the red-haired beauty in the famous artwork.

The attraction is mutual, but Cori has other things on her mind. She has recently acquired the diary of Daisy, a Victorian woman with a shocking secret. As Cori reads, it soon becomes apparent that Daisy will stop at nothing to be heard, even outside of the pages of her diary …

Will Simon stick around when life becomes increasingly spooky for Cori, as she moves ever closer to uncovering the truth about Daisy’s connection to the girl in her favourite painting?

Book 2 in The Rossetti Mysteries. Book 1 – Some Veil Did Fall. Book 3 – The Girl in the Photograph. Book 4 – A Little Bit of Christmas Magic

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Kirsty Ferry

Kirsty FerryKirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009 and has had articles and short stories published in Peoples FriendThe Weekly NewsIt’s FateVintage ScriptGhost Voices and First Edition. Her work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more.

Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better.

Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting.

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Customer Reviews


  1. Anne W
    Anne W at

    …The research behind this book shines from every page – you don’t need to be an art lover to enjoy it, but I doubt you’ll find much to criticise. The characters – major and minor – are well drawn and engaging, the romance is convincing, and the supernatural elements mildly unsettling and very believable. Kirsty Ferry writes extremely well – the pages of this book turned very quickly, and I was totally immersed in the story throughout. I really enjoyed this one… I don’t often read a series (and should add that these books can comfortably be read as stand-alone stories) but I’m really looking forward to the next!
    Reviewed by Anne at Being
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  2. Marsha S
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    …I believe this is a story that many readers, of varying genre preferences, will enjoy. At the heart, it’s a Contemporary Romance with touches of other genre that combined tell an intriguing story. Take a chance, step out of your comfort zone and give The Girl in the Painting a try, you’ll be sure to find something to enjoy about this story..
    Reviewed by Marsha at Keeper Bookshelf
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