Book Review: The Ghost Writer by Alessandra Torre

The Ghost Writer

Author: Alessandra Torre

Publication: DCA, Inc

Genre: General Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

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clipart-bars-dividers-1Blurb (as on Goodreads):

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.

gold-dividerMy Take

ghostwriter (noun)

 : a person whose job it is to write material for someone else who is the named author.

 

The story of Helena Ross, a bestselling Romance writer. Helena is a talented novelist, an ardent lover of words, gripping plots and unusual characters. She is also extremely bossy, cranky, impulsive and impatient. Writing has always been her priority. She was so busy in her “author world” that when she fell in love with Simon, she only believed what Simon made him believe. She was head-over-heels for this guy who appeared so perfect. She couldn’t imagine any other man give her what Simon gave- love, stability and a beautiful daughter- Bethany.

Helena is an unfit mother, not because she hates her daughter. She loves her more than herself. But her writing gets affected in the process because so much time is invested in ‘childish stuff’. Helena’s perfect life is destroyed by ‘one’ discovery about her husband, Simon. A secret that was both brutal and unforgivable. Her maternal instincts kick in and she is ready to do all it takes to save Bethany from Simon. But fate had other plans.

Was there a Happily Ever After?I told you early on in this book, the chances of that.

Helena’s perfect life is destroyed by a strange discovery about her husband, Simon. A secret that was both brutal and unforgivable. Her maternal instincts kick in and she is ready to do all it takes to save Bethany from Simon. But fate had other plans.

Mark Fortune- the ghostwriter in the story is the one who Helena chooses to write the story of her life. A story full of obsessions, remorse, and grief. But will Mark be able to re-create Helena’s emotions and feelings to perfection? Or is Helena the only one who has to give voice to her story?

The plot is great. Behind all the glamour, lies a world of secrets and treachery. The story takes its own sweet time to unfold. A fast-paced, emotional ride. I might have hated Helena throughout the story but it’s the end that actually hurts the most.This is one of the most beautiful endings I have come across. Helena’s character is multidimensional and hence, the reader can judge her all they want.

The end took my heart away and made me forget every flaw the story or the characters might hold. And honestly, this book is such a satisfying read. The emotional turbulence in the reader’s minds is at rest as one reaches the very end. It’s a story that ends gracefully.

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5-heart-rating

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