Bestselling thriller author Natalie Cooper has a crippling case of writer’s block. With her deadline looming, she finds the only way she can write is by ditching her laptop and reverting back to pen and paper. But the story which flows from the pen is not just another work of fiction.
Unbeknown to her, a gang of powerful and deadly criminals will stop at nothing to prevent the book being written.
Will Natalie manage to finish the story and expose the truth before it’s too late? Or could the only final chapter she faces be her own?
I don't usually read ghost stories, but on seeing this book's beautiful cover and reading the intriguing blurb I thought it was so original that I lost no time in downloading a copy.
Forget ghost stories where ethereal forms pass through walls and closed doors scaring the crap out of some poor chap or where creepy dolls come to life at night with blazing eyes. The 'ghost' in this book makes its presence known in a very creative, unusual way.
Natalie Cooper is a bestselling author who is currently suffering from writer's block. Whatever she does, nothing seems to spark her imagination back to life. Until one day after dozing off over her open notebook, she's amazed to find she has actually written something. It's the first chapter of a new book and a good one at that, but there's a problem... Natalie doesn't remember writing a word. Strange!
This happens more than once and little by little quite a disturbing story, whose main character is a journalist named Ryan, starts to take shape in her notebook. Natalie is gobsmacked and intrigued to see how the story will develop. But soon strange things start to happen to Natalie and her husband. It's as though someone is trying to scare them off. Somehow, unknowingly she has upset some dangerous individuals. But who? And why? Could this possibly have anything to do with the story she's writing? But why would anyone be irked by a fiction book? Who is really writing the book?
I don't wish to say any more as this is a short story and I don't want to spoil it to anyone. I'll just say that Natalie and her husband go to hell and back before THE END in both Natalie's and this book is reached.
Being a fast-paced, suspenseful novella, I read this book fairly quickly, and I thought it was brilliant. I wanted to know how it will all end. What would happen to Natalie and her husband and what message was the Ghost Writer trying to convey. Who was behind all the mishaps happening to them? And more importantly who was the Ghost Writer?
The author's writing is fluid and crisp making this an even more delightful read. All characters are true to life and the dialogue realistic. I loved the whole idea behind the book. The ending left me a bit sad maybe, but on the whole I really enjoyed reading this clever novella and I find no problem in recommending it. Well done!
Netta Newbound is the author of twelve popular thriller novels/novellas to date including the Adam Stanley Thriller Series and the Cold Case Files. Her debut psychological thriller, An Impossible Dilemma, shot up the charts in 2016 in both the UK and US reaching #1 in several thriller and horror categories. This rapid success gained Netta a name for herself in the thriller genre. The Watcher, another of her bestsellers that reached the top 20 in the Amazon chart, was published through Bloodhound Books, who will also publish her latest book, Maggie, in October 2017.
Originally from Manchester, England, Netta has travelled extensively and has lived and worked in a variety of exciting places. She now lives in New Zealand with her husband. They have three grown up children and four grandchildren.