THE ARTIST By Christie Stratos
HISTORICAL SUSPENSE AT ITS BEST
A SHORT STORY FROM THE DARK VICTORIANA COLLECTION
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An ad in the newspaper. A Civil War veteran in need. An artist companion. One of these things is not what it seems.
Miss Grant’s sole purpose in life is to help Civil War veterans by painting portraits of them to reveal the beautiful souls beneath their injuries. She has met many exceptional men through answering their newspaper advertisements for a companion.
But the latest veteran, the beautiful Mr. Markham, is strange. He has no debilitating injuries, simply a long, deep scar on his face—nothing more. His isolation from society and his demands to be treated as an invalid defy belief. Why does he choose to suffer when he could enjoy a fulfilling life?
Something else is wrong with Mr. Markham. And by the time Miss Grant figures it out, it may be too late to escape.
The Artist is a surprising Civil War-era suspense story that will keep you guessing until the bitter end.
Christie Stratosis an award-winning writer who holds a degree in English Literature. She is the author of the psychological suspense novels Anatomy of a Darkened Heart and Brotherhood of Secrets, the first two books in the Dark Victoriana Collection. Also a poet and short story writer, Christie has been published in anthologies, literary journals, and magazines. Christie has been featured on the radio, in magazines, and on podcasts, and she has given presentations for writing organizations and at writing conferences. She owns her own editing company, Proof Positive, where she works one-on-one with authors as well as with small presses as a freelance editor, and she has enjoyed working with a rising press as an acquisitions editor. More information can be found about her at: Home – Christie Stratos Author.
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