Monday 2 October 2017

✪ Alessandra Torre ✪ The Ghostwriter ✪

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 

• 2 October 2017
• 356 pages
• Mystery / Suspense Fiction

4.9 Stars

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, no Happily Ever After in place. 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 final book?

It's my confession.

32 year old Helena has been a very successful romance author for the last decade.
She also has been married and had a daughter.
But both Simon and Bethany are not in her life anymore. We have no idea what happened.
We only know that Helena has only three more months to live and she wants to write one last book. Not a romance. A true story kind of thing. But we don't really know what the story is. Only that it's the story of her life.
And since she doesn't have enough energy to write a book she would normally have a year for, in three months - she hires a ghostwriter. Who better than her archenemy - smut author Marka!
Only Marka is so not who Helena expected ...

What will happen with Helena & her ghostwriter???
Will the book be finished on time?
And what will be in it?????



That was so not what I was expecting. Especially after just watching Alessandra's Hollywood Dirt on PassionFlix! ☺
I already kind of knew that it wouldn't be a romance - but I was hoping for a bit of something sweet or adorable!
And even though there wasn't .... it was an amazing book.
A different kind of book, but still amazing.
It's not a thriller - not a mystery - even though it is kind of mysterious until we find out what happened at the end. ☺
It's a story so full of pain and hurt and guilt and fear and regret.

I loved reading it.

Helena is an amazing character. Amazingly broken and flawed and talented ...
The way Alessandra desribes her and everything around her - I felt like I was right there with her - or at least sitting in front of Netflix watching THE GHOSTWRITER! Please Netflix, come do this!!!

Marka was also really great - a good friend to Helena in that last chapter of her life.

What can I say without spoiling anything...
Don't expect a romance.
Don't expect a happy end.
Expect a bit crazy and weird.
Expect to feel.
Expect to be thoroughly entertained and left with a lot to think about.

THE GHOSTWRITER was such a heartbreakingly sad story. A very moving and emotional last chapter in the life of a bestselling author.
Don't be afraid - read it!!!
P.S. I needed a box of tissues at the end. ☺

 Links to the Book & Author 

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, co-hosted Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for

You can learn more about Alessandra on her website at, or you can find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra) or Facebook.