Narrator: Andrea Izzy Anthony
Title: The Ghostwriter
Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Published: October 2nd 2017
Where I got It: Audible
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.
This was picked for my mini book club I'm in. I was nervous at first because I had zero idea what to expect...the summary says a lot but not a lot at the same time.
The story follows an author who is dying. She decides that she needs to share her story and her expose her lies and truths. This is her confession and her apology.
Okay with that out of the way......*puts on reviewing hat*
This book had me captivated from page one. I finished it in just a couple of sittings. I did the audio of it and I couldn't stop listening. I was 30 mins from the end and I forced FH to listen to a chunk of it. This.....made me feel everything.
You will not guess the end fully. You can guess and you MAY be close like I was. BUT....you won't guess. Nope. It blew me away. I could not stop crying when I realized what was happening. I wanted the truth but I wanted the truth to not be the truth. It's like a car accident...you can't help but watch and be intrigued about what is going on even though you should turn your eyes from the horror. I sobbed. Utterly and truly sobbed. But her getting her truth out was such a relief.
I've avoided reading other reviews until I could get mine done because I didn't want to be swayed or spoiled. At the same time I was simply ACHING to know the truth. Oh Helena. Poor, poor Helena.
Yes, you will have conflicting emotions for her. She was a jerk sometimes and she could be seen as cold and callous even both the lie/event/tragedy occurred. She was for sure flawed like we all are. By the end you just want to wrap your arms around her and make it go away.
I loved how she made some unlikely friends like her nemesis. It made me smile. I won't say more even though that is a mini spoiler.
The audio just made this better. I read a few pages but I really loved the narrator more. She really helped the story and the characters. This NEEDS to become a movie. NEEDS to.
In the end, this is for sure a contender for best book of the year in my eyes. It makes you feel everything. You will want to cheat and skip to get the reveal...but at the same time you will be hooked by the words. That ending. OMG. I am curious about other books by this author...if they are half as good as this one - I will like them. 5 stars of course. READ IT!!!
- #63 for Audiobook challenge
- #63 for Audiobook challenge