Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Review: Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher

Ghostwriter: A Novel Ghostwriter: A Novel by Travis Thrasher

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
From Amazon.com:

For years Dennis Shore has thrilled readers with his spooky bestselling novels. Now a widower, Dennis is finally alone in his house, his daughter attending college out of state. When he's stricken by a paralyzing case of writer's block and a looming deadline, Dennis becomes desperate. Against better judgment, he claims someone else's writing as his own, accepting undeserved accolades for the stolen work. He thinks he's gotten away with it . . . until he's greeted by a young man named Cillian Reed--the true author of the stolen manuscript.

What begins as a minor case of harassment quickly spirals out of control. As Cillian's threats escalate, Dennis finds himself on the brink of losing his career, his sanity, and even his life. The horror he's spent years writing about has arrived on his doorstep, and Dennis has nowhere to run.

Okay I admitted yesterday that I am addicted to Travis Thrasher's books and this one is great. I received this as an ARC from Faithwords (and thank you so much) and it is an amazing book.

Suspenseful, Creepy and even heartfelt, this book has it. Dennis Shore obviously is a flawed character, but you learn why and you learn all about the harassement of Cillian. The story's pacing is perfect, it keeps you turning the pages and wondering what the heck will happen next. Everytime I though I had this book figured out, it took a new turn and by the last 100 pages I did not want to put it down for one second.

So if you like your suspense mixed with a little horror and supernatural with a small dose of Christianity (and no it does not show any character as perfect in this book - the characters all have their flaws) then this is the book for you. If you haven't read Travis Thrasher before I recommend this one - it's a wild creepy suspenseful ride that I am actually eager to take again.

Oh and I also like his references to music. I follow him on Twitter and he is often talking about music. I always seem to have a soundtrack in my head so I like that his books have somewhat of a soundtrack to them. It really helps you get the feel of the book and what is going on at the moment.

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