Review: The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre

Posted October 4, 2017 by Tiffany in 5 Stars, Book Reviews, Suspense / 1 Comment


Review: The Ghostwriter by Alessandra TorreThe Ghostwriter
by Alessandra Torre

Published by DCA on October 2, 2017
Sub-Genre/Theme: Suspense
Format: ARC, Ebook
Source: NetGalley

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I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley.

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.

Note: Although this author typically writes romance, The Ghostwriter is not a romance novel. It’s more in the vein of suspense and psychological fiction. However, it moved me so deeply that I had to post a review here.

The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre is a dark, haunting story about secrets and lies. It’s a story about obsession and loss. And ultimately, it’s a story about forgiveness and love.

Helena Ross is a successful, bestselling romance author. She’s at the peak of her career. But her next novel will be her last.

Helena has a shocking secret that she has kept hidden for the past four years. But in her final book, all will be revealed.

Because this book is so wonderfully twisty, I think it’s best enjoyed without giving away too much about the plot.

Helena is a character who I know will stay with readers long after the book is over. She’s richly complex and my feelings toward her completely changed by the end of the book.

Torre’s writing is both lyrical and poignant. Her words soar off the page. I found myself engrossed in the story, but frequently had to pause, go back, and re-read because the writing is so beautiful—and, in many cases, heartbreaking. As I read the final chapters, I had to set the book down at one point because I couldn’t see past my tears. It’s that good.

I highly recommend The Ghostwriter.

Rating: 5 stars


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