The first body was found in Europe. She had once been a beautiful young girl, but with exquisite skill someone had carefully teased the skin entirely away from her body, leaving nothing but a flayed and bloody carcass.
A full examination of her ruined body reveals an horrific truth: She had been skinned alive.
The second blood-raw corpse turned up in New England.
Followed soon after by another, this time a victim of extreme decomposition, a mess of flesh convulsing with maggots.
When a mysterious, crumbling painting is implicated in the deaths it seems that the investigating team has resorted to madness.
But this rotten painting hides a terrifying family secret...
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 07/07/2011
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780099561842