Family, Mystery/Thriller

The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’ll be honest: when I started reading this book, I didn’t know what to expect. The premise of the novel doesn’t give much information and it really keeps the reader’s imagination open. What I will say is that I finished this book in 2 hours, literally tearing through it because I could not put it down. Here is my review:

Helena Ross is a famous romance author, has made a name for herself in the genre. But faced with the diagnosis of cancer and given only 3 months to live, she decides to scrap all her current writing projects and embark on a completely different journey. For years, Helena has been hiding a terrible secret. Now, she plans on writing a book that will reveal everything. Her last novel will be her confession.

This is definitely a mystery/thriller I’m not going to forget, because it was very well-written and had a unique story.

First off, for those of you who are familiar with other works by this author, this novel is not a romance. Yes, it deals with marriage and love, but it is not a romance novel.

In terms of the actual book, I have to say that the writing is fantastic. From the very first sentence, I was hooked. The author has this really great style where she doesn’t overly describe anything but still manages to deliver the full picture. I love how the author managed to perfectly switch between different voices and time points to create such a cohesive story. I also absolutely adored the main character. Helena is not your typical protagonist; she carries a lot of suspicion and anger and hate but somehow I still felt drawn to her. I cared about her story and I cared about her and what she was going through. In this story, Helena is an author who has serious writing skills …. and it showed in her character; the way Helena dragged out her story and gave little tidbits was tantalizing! I really liked the other characters that were involved and the way they influenced Helena’s life. The ending was definitely a surprise and it was one I wasn’t expecting. I think that there could have been more clues leading to the ending to ground it a bit more, but I thought that the way the author described the end events was amazing. This novel isn’t a happy one but I wouldn’t want it any other way. Compared to most of the thrillers I have read recently, this is definitely in the top 10 and it was “unputdownable”. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a really good thriller that is written superbly! 4.5/5 stars from me!

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  1. Yay! I really wish I could have loved it as much as so many others! Also you may want to check out why your site doesn’t link up from my site as so many use that to comment. Loved your review!

    1. Thanks so much for commenting! I’m definitely going to see what happened, I’ve emailed support so hopefully they will fix this issue!

        1. Haha thanks! I’m so bad with technology but I took time over Christmas to revamp the site and make it look more appealing to viewers. I don’t have too many followers and I don’t have much of a social media presence but I’m trying my best to do what it takes to make my blog come up! I really appreciate your comments and your kind words!

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