Ghostly writing

22 10 2016

The Ghost by Robert Harris

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A body washes up on the deserted coastline of America’s most exclusive holiday retreat. But it’s no open-and-shut case of suicide. The death of Robert McAra is just the first piece of the jigsaw in an extraordinary plot that will shake the very foundations of international security.

For McAra was a man who knew too much. As ghostwriter to one of the most controversial men on the planet – Britain’s former prime minister, holed up in a remote ocean-front house to finish his memoirs – he stumbled across secrets which cost him his life.

When a new ghostwriter is sent out to rescue the project it could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Or the start of a deadly assignment propelled by deception and intrigue – from which there will be no escape…

It’s a great premise for a novel and the stories on offer to a ghostwriter to a former Prime Minister provide lots of opportunities for political intrigue as well as more deadly goings on. It’s a gripping read, as ever, from Robert Harris and highly recommended.

four stars

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