Leanna Renee Hieber
Natalie was mute since the day her mother died. Nothing more to say (literally). But, she had been seeing things she calls whispers. A lace cloth here, a headless corpse there. Then, her new friend acquired a painting of an enthralling man, Lord Denbury. Everyone wants some of this painting and would go to any length to have a piece. As the danger mounts, Natalie is put in more and more awkward situation where someone drops a talking pun. Wait, is it me or did that painting just move?
Maturity:12+ It is labelled as a mature read by Collingwood, Violence
I would recommend this book because it is a wonderful adaptation of Dorian Grey. It is still Victorian but in a way that is still easy to read. Natalie is a unique character with all sorts of thoughts that she dare not speak. Great gateway book for tougher Victorian books.
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