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.