The Ghost Writer

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Harcourt, 2004 - Fiction - 369 pages
13 Reviews
A tantalizing tale of suspense and family secrets that weaves Victorian ghost stories into the present – where they start to come true

Timid, solitary librarian Gerard Freeman lives for just two things: his elusive pen pal Alice and a story he found hidden in his mother’s drawer years ago. Written by his great-grandmother Viola, it hints at his mother's role in a sinister crime. And as he discovers more of Viola’s chilling tales, he realizes that they might hold the key to finding Alice and unveiling his family's mystery – or will they bring him the untimely death they seem to foretell?

Harwood’s astonishing, assured debut shows us just how dangerous family skeletons – and stories -- can be.

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User Review  - Matt Schiariti - Goodreads

Maybe it's because I'm not a horror afficianado or expert...but I just couldn't get this book done with fast enough..not because I was horribly addicted to it..no, I just wanted to get the experience ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jonathan Briggs - Goodreads

One hot day in January, a little boy named Gerard goes snooping thru his mother's dresser drawers while she's snoozing. He finds a battered, stained book and a photograph of a beautiful woman with a ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
33
Section 3
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About the author (2004)

John Harwood divides his time between London and Victor Harbor, a small town on the coast of South Australia. He is currently at work on The Séance, a suspense novel set in Victorian London.

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