The Ghost Writer by John Harwood

The Ghost Writer

John Harwood

Plenty of concentration needed to make the most of this ghostly mystery as fact and fiction become ever more difficult to disentangle. Probably helpful to get a friend to read it just to make sure that you can tie up as many loose ends as possible! And best to start early in the day to avoid burning the midnight oil.

Extract

Could she possibly have been looking for this photograph? I remembered the horror creeping over her face, that last afternoon in the sunroom.
I had to keep you safe.
From whom? Or what?
You shouldn’t be here. She’ll see you.
Who would see me? I caught myself glancing uneasily towards the door. Not Viola, surely? I couldn’t recall the very last thing she’d said.

Parallels
  • The Unburied by Charles Palliser
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd

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