The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre


The Ghostwriter
By Alessandra Torre

Genre: Psychological Suspense / General Fiction

Standalone, 316 pages



I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me.

My name is Helena Ross. I’ve written fifteen romance novels, ten of which have become international bestsellers. But this one isn’t a romance. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my loved ones, from the world.

This finalbook?

It’s my confession.










About Alessandra Torre:

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for


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The Ghostwriter
Alessandra Torre

When I finished The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre, I put my iPad down and just took a minute. Or two. I needed them. This book was powerful, emotional and raw. One of the best books I have read this year. The prologue set the perfect tone for the book. Because you know something is coming. Something big. By the time I reached the last words, I was drained.


Helena Ross is an internationally known author. Many of her books have been bestsellers. She has written fifteen romance novels. You would think love and romance fills her life. You would be wrong. And now?  Now in just three short months, she needs to write the most important book of her life.  Her confession.


Helena Ross stopped living four years ago. After the day her life changed irrevocably. Her existence now is her words and the empty space of her home that haunts her every waking moment. I was not sure how I felt about Helena at first. She was difficult, rude and condescending to those around her. Cold and distant, she was unlikeable and someone you could never relate too.


But now that she has only three months to write this one last book, she needs helps. She needs a ghostwriter that can capture the words she needs to expel. What she has hidden from everyone for the last four years. She decides to enlist the help of her nemesis. An author she despises on principal, but one she knows can tell the story as needed. But she is in for the surprise of her life when she gets that help she so desperately needs.


And so we embark on the journey that was Helena’s life. We get some insight on how she was raised and how she became to be the woman she is today. We learn of her happy times and her lowest times. We begin to see a Helena that has many layers. Does this make her likeable? Relatable? I am not sure, but it made her human. Her story is heartbreaking and maddening. But it is her story to tell.


I have to say, I loved Mark. He came in with one thought when he met Helena, but somehow Helena touched him in a way that only a memory of a loved one can. He was a good man and the perfect partner for Helena during this time and to help put her thoughts into words for her final book.


I absolutely loved The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre. This book consumed me from the start. It was such a powerful story of a broken and lost person. I felt her pain, her loss, her grief. This is not a romance, but a story of a person’s downfall and final redemption. Helena was not an easy person to like, but you will come to understand her. This was one of the best books I have read this year and highly recommend reading it!


~ Liz


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