Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher

On his knees, Dennis cries out. But it does no good, and never will.

Title: Ghostwriter
ISBN: 978044650558
Publisher: Faith words/2009
Pages: 348

Dennis Shore is a writer who specialises in spooky writing. He has always enthralled his readers with his writing which deals with the dark..ghosts, supernatural elements and the deep dark sides of human mind. After his wife Lucy dies and his daughter leves for college, he finds himself alone and with a writer's block. With massive medical bills and deadline of his book coming up, he does the unthinkable. He publishes an unclaimed manuscript in his possession as his own and gets lots of praise for it.

And from there his trouble start. Cillian Reed, the writer of the book turns up, stalking him at every step. Uncannily, Dennis finds himself in the midst of nightmares like the one he created in his own books. At times, it seems as if the characters he created in his own books have come out to play with his mind. Dennis almost loses it all, his reputation, sanity and of course his life. Yet, he can't talk about it in fearof getting caught for his plagiarising someone else's work. However, when it comes to his daughter, he knows he has to do something to protect her.

Cillian Reed teams up with a serial killer to scare Dennis Shore. That serial killer is someone who has never left any clues, never got caught and kills people with impunity, showing no mercy. When Dennis tries to find out more about Reed, he hits a dead end. It seems exactly like one of his books where there is no apparent explantion for ghostly presence, supernatural elements and horror. Dennis Shore, the creator of spooky novels doesn't believe in those elements. And here, he is forced to believe in those very elements. I really liked Dennis friend Hank, who might be a bit thick in the head but is always there for his friend.

It is my first book by Thrasher. I am going to look out for more books by him. He can totally captivate the reader. The mystery element is throughly maintained along with the right amount of intrigue needed for such novels. Dennis' thoughts are so palpable that they come out of the pages. Hope that makes sense!

Thanks Marcia of printed page for this book. She sent it to me as here June Read I Forward book!

12 comments:

Carrie K. said...

Sounds like a truly intriguing read!

Nan said...

Sounds like a good read. I've never heard of this author but I think I would like reading something by him.

Vivienne said...

Sounds like a good thriller.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Sounds very scary! Thanks for the review - I was unfamiliar with Thrasher.

Susan B. Evans said...

I read Thrasher's Isolation earlier this year, and really enjoyed it. Here's a link to my review if you're interested:

Isolation by Travis Thrasher

bermudaonion said...

I bought this a few months ago, so I'm glad to see it's good.

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like something I would really like. Thanks for the great review, Gautami!

Thank you also for being a guest on my blog! It means a lot to me that you took the time out of your schedule to prepare a post for me like that. Thank you.

christina said...

This looks up my alley, definitely!

Melody said...

This book sounds good! Will have to check it out!

The Book Resort said...

What a good one.

Carl V. said...

Definitely sounds like a good scary read. Great job with the review!

stacybuckeye said...

I've had this on hold from my library for awhile. It's popular!