The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre

October 14, 2017 Book Review 0 ★★★★★

The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre five-stars
The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre
Published by DCA on October 2nd 2017
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 356
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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.

This book is not a romance. It is contemporary fiction, but very suspenseful in nature. It is about a famous romance author and a dark secret she keeps.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

By LilyWhat a story!

Make sure you schedule uninterrupted reading time in before reading Ghostwriter. This is a vividly told raw story brilliantly presented from several points of view. In the beginning switching between the POVs made getting the feel of the book a struggle. That is until Helena announces her plans to Kate, her PR, and from that moment on I was well and truly immersed into this book.

This is not a romance but a story within a story with the love featured platonic in nature and beautifully depicted. It’s the kind of love humanity thrives upon. The challenging subject matters broached in this story will be tough for readers with triggers but be assured that the majority of the content took me on a selfless journey of healing. That said, I reached for the kleenex in one section, unsure if it was pain or beauty I was responding to.

It’s not that hard to write a book. The words are easy.

What’s difficult is the ability to breathe life into them.

What drew me to bring out all the stars for this story was the connection I felt for Helena and her ghostwriter. Their voices so distinct in my head as I read their chapters, I could relate to them both and it was as if I was as much in their heads as they were in mine.

As the layers of past events are revealed, the plot thickens building the mystery surrounding Helena’s determination to follow through on her project. Helena embarks on an emotional trip forced upon her that no one would willingly choose to join. The power of words came through in abundance. Their ability to hurt, heal and haunt others was well illustrated throughout this story.

I went into this story blind and I hope I have allowed others to do the same while still explaining the emotion this book evoked. Congratulations to Ms Torre for bringing the characters and story to life.

5 Thought Provoking Stars

five-stars

About Lily

An Angel with the devil inside… a Good Girl that can be bad or a Bad Girl trying to be good…who knows!

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