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The Ghost Writer - John Harwood
The Ghost Writer
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In this tantalizing tale of Victorian ghost stories and family secrets, timid, solitary librarian Gerard Freeman lives for just two things: his elusive pen pal Alice and a story he found hidden in his mother's drawer years ago. Written by his great-grandmother Viola, it hints at his mother's role... show more
In this tantalizing tale of Victorian ghost stories and family secrets, timid, solitary librarian Gerard Freeman lives for just two things: his elusive pen pal Alice and a story he found hidden in his mother's drawer years ago. Written by his great-grandmother Viola, it hints at his mother's role in a sinister crime. As he discovers more of Viola's chilling tales, he realizes that they might hold the key to finding Alice and unveiling his family's mystery-or will they bring him the untimely death they seem to foretell?Harwood's astonishing, assured debut shows us just how dangerous family skeletons-and stories-can be.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156032322 (0156032325)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 369
Edition language: English
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
4.0 The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
This was a good ghost story/mystery. At times it was reminiscent of Peter Straub's Ghost Story, most especially regarding the story within a story aspect. The Ghost Writer is a slow burning novel, so horror readers that are looking for lots of action and gore will be disappointed. That said, horror...
Overloaded Bookshelf
Overloaded Bookshelf rated it
4.0 Ghost Writer
This is a great gothic ghost story, which is suitably atmospheric and creepy, albeit with a slightly disappointing ending.
M.W. Gerard
M.W. Gerard rated it
4.0 The Ghost Writer
Very good, though I preferred THE SEANCE by John Harwood.
beishir
beishir rated it
4.0 The Ghost Writer
Gerard, the protagonist, has a secretive pen pal, a mother who will not discuss her past and a great-grandmother who wrote ghost stories....one of which apparently came true.It was a little slow getting into this one but it ended with a bang.This was Harwood's first novel. The second one The Seance ...
cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it
2.0 The Ghost Writer
The story is layered among ghost stories which all seem similar and the ending was disappointing. Would give it 1 1/2 stars, but I liked Harwood's writing and relaxed pace; it's the plot that I didn't enjoy.
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