I received this ARC from NetGalley. for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre
Published by DCA on October 2, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Psychological Thrillers
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I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me.
My name is Helena Ross. I’ve written fifteen romance novels, ten of which have become international bestsellers. But this one isn't a romance, no Happily Ever After in place. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my loved ones, from the world.
This final book?
It's my confession.
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“A perfect morning. A perfect husband. A perfect daughter. A perfect lie.
Wow!!! Another absolutely fantastic book from Alessandra Torre! If you’ve only read her latest works, this isn’t her usual story, but as with everything thing this author writes, it’s pure gold! It doesn’t matter what genre she writes; I am always hooked from the very beginning with her unique characters as well as plots. The Ghostwriter is captivating, suspenseful, real and raw. It’s a must read!!!
“If you lie enough times, no one believes the truth.”
The Ghostwriter is the story of Helena Ross, a famous romance writer, who’s been diagnosed with terminal cancer and three months to live. For the last four years, she’s tortured herself and held onto to so much grief that’s she’s alienated herself from the world.
Now, Helena hopes that she can find the right words to explain how she met her husband, fell in love with him, and then grew to hate him. It doesn’t take her long to figure out that she cannot write her story on her own with the limited amount of time she has and her deteriorating health. Helena Ross needs a ghostwriter.
My thoughts at first while reading this was how could a ghostwriter even with an outline tell her story without knowing all the details? Without living it? Some of it would be false and with this work, her last book, I couldn’t see Helena wanting that. Still even with my questions, it was fascinating to read, and in the end, it was 100% perfect.
“This book, that’s what she needs to help with, that’s where her focus is. Her death?” She meets his eyes. “She’s treating it like a side effect.”
Contemporary fiction is not something that I typically read, but it doesn’t matter what genre Torre writes in, I am going to devour it. This book was no exception. I can’t remember the last book that I read, disconnected from the world, and finished in one sitting. I highly recommend this book.
Rating: 5 Stars
Releasing October 2, 2017
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