The Ghost Writer

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What evil lies within a family’s secret history? “A first-class creeper, a literary ghost story in the Victorian tradition” by the author of The Séance (The Boston Globe).
 
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.
 
But upon returning to his ancestral home in England, Gerard finds that the stories-within-stories of his past begin to blur the lines between fact, fiction, and fantasy. They’re also driving him so deep into the dark that he might not be able to see what’s right in front of him until it’s too late.
 
“A haunting literary gothic” (Booklist) that has earned extraordinary critical acclaim, this novel is “a Victorian ghost story that honors the likes of Dickens and Henry James . . . A smart, stylish and mesmerizing book” (The Washington Post Book World).
 
“Intricate and engrossing. . . . One ghoulishly absorbing read.” —Entertainment Weekly
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About the author

John Harwood is the author of two previous novels of Victorian Gothic suspense Aside from fiction, his published work includes biography, poetry, political journalism and literary history. His acclaimed first novel, The Ghost Writer won the International Horror Guild’s First Novel Award. He lives in Hobart, Australia.
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Publisher
HMH
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Published on
Jun 1, 2005
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780547630427
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Ghost
Fiction / Gothic
Fiction / Literary
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