Book Review for THE GHOSTWRITER by Alessandra Torre
THE GHOSTWRITER by Alessandra Torre
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: Beautifully written story with complex characters in an absorbing tale.
When I first heard about THE GHOSTWRITER by Alessandra Torre, I was ecstatic to get to read this book. Why? For one simple reason. The book is not a romance nor does to have an erotic element to it. I wanted to see what one of my favorite authors could do without the "sexy times". Even though I love her fun romantic comedies and the dark romances she has given her readers in the past, there is something so great about seeing an author push themselves to create a different type of story.
I will say this. For a mystery or suspense novel, I think that the ending was great. It gave a reveal that I was craving for the entire book. The mystery of who her husband was comes out and the reader finally gets the whole story that dangled just out of reach for most of the book. However, while I was reading the bulk of the book I wanted more. I would have loved to get more of the dark and twisty that I was hoping for when I first started this book. Maybe this is because I have been reading more gritty suspense novels lately and I am more tuned into this, but I did feel like there were some missed opportunities to tease and possible misdirect the reader.
Now, with all that said, I still really enjoyed book. Torre's characters are amazingly well-developed and I craved more time with them. The relationships forged and expanded on, pulled me in just as much as the real, gritty, and intense emotions that filled the page. The story on its own is solid and I would be remiss if I didn't mention the level of craft that the author brings to this story.
Torre proved that she can push the boundaries of her writing. This is another must read from the author.
PS. The paperback book is classified as supernatural/ghosts, so if you are buying the book for that, don't. There is definitely a mystery and psychological element to the book, but this book is real and grounded in honest emotion.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Four years ago, I lied. I stood in front of the police, my friends and family, and made up a story, my best one yet. And all of them believed me.
I wasn't surprised. Telling stories is what made me famous. Fifteen bestsellers. Millions of fans. Fame and fortune.
Now, I have one last story to write. It'll be my best one yet, with a jaw-dropping twist that will leave them stunned and gasping for breath.
They say that sticks and stones will break your bones, but this story? It will be the one that kills me.
About the Author: Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com. Two of her books have been optioned for film, and her books have been translated in nine different languages, in over twenty countries. Alessandra is a self-publishing advocate and speaks frequently to universities, conventions and author groups. She has an educational writing course available, and is releasing a lifestyles app for women. You can learn more about Alessandra on her website at alessandratorre.com or you can find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra), Instagram or Facebook.
Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: DCA (October 2, 2017)
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