Another Spooky Read: The Ghost Writer by John Harwood

The Ghost Writer by Joan Harwood features a librarian in a ghost story…my favourite subjects!

Gerard Freeman is a librarian living in Australia who is smitten with his mysterious pen pal, Alice. He is also obsessed with a story that he found hidden in his mother’s drawer that was written by his great-grandmother Viola;  a sinister ghost story!

His journey takes him to England where he discovers a connection between his great-grandmother’s sinister stories and his beautiful Alice.

This book has some good creepy moments and is a great little ghost story. The scares in this book are subtle and are psychological, rather than visceral. I wasn’t too crazy about the ending but I enjoyed the ride so I do recommend this novel overall if you enjoy a creepy, gothic ghost story.


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