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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best seller Alessandra Torre....

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 15 romance novels, 10 of which have become international best sellers. 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.

©2017 Select Publishing LLC (P)2017 Select Publishing LLC

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Ugly cry good

This audio ripped my heart out and left it on the floor. I’ve never listened to an audio that had me so emotional. This Audio kept me engaged from beginning to end. The way the author navigated the story while hinting, twisted, and eventually pulling out a trump card I would have never seen coming was beautiful, poetic, and heartbreaking. The narrator did such a fabulous job of giving all the characters so much personality from fragile and broken, to strong and supportive. Bravo. A five star Audio all the way around.

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Meh

Overall, the book was fine. I didn’t feel that the “plot twist” was really impactful, because I don’t feel that there was any hint dropping leading up to that point that made me want to reread it and say “oh, I could’ve guessed it from that!” I think it left a lot to be desired. And the ending was not very satisfying. Also, the narration of this audiobook is really strange. The quality of the audio is pretty poor, spliced together in a lot of places, and the way the book was read often made it confusing especially at first.

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Powerful and well written

Well crafted story, with interesting characters and enough intrigue to keep me anxious for the next chapter. The narration was...odd, but I eventually got used to it.

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Wish I had read this one

Well written, fascinating story. Completely marred for me by poor editing. Probably the worst of any audio book I've ever listened to. It's distracting when the rhythm of the story is suddenly assaulted by a single word dropped in with a completely different pitch and tone, or a sentence patched together so tightly that two of the words run into each other. And although the annoying, slightly whiny, almost monotone millennial voice was in keeping with the main character, it was incredibly annoying. I have turned off books with fewer problems than this one, so I guess that speaks to the quality of the writing and the story. Still, I wish I had bought the book instead of the audio.

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Great story. Bad recording and narration.

Loved this story! ...but the recording was awful and the narration was quite annoying at times.

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Gripping story

I enjoyed the way Alessandra writes. Never boring. Great detail. Good character building. I felt I knew them. Couldn’t stop listening I will definitely recommend this book to my friends Bring tissues

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Mildly engaging

The story was entertaining enough and kept me engaged. But I didn't have anything close to the over-the-top emotional reactions that some readers did, if only because the heroine was not likable and more stupid than tragic. Also agree the narration was distracting --- the speaker kept changing her accent (unnecessarily) from character to character and the sound quality seemed hollow and amateurish.

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Mediocre story, awful narrators

The narrator for Helena was horrible to the point she really detracted from the story. The story itself was ok but not worthy of the 4.5star rating on GoodReads. The main character was a quirky, cold, selfish and socially inept individual. The novel never really explained why or how she became that way. The book could have used additional editing. This felt like a rough draft. Can’t recommend.

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Difficult (to put into) words

This is the first time i have written a review for a book I've read; I usually don't feel compelled to go any further than to give stars. However, The Ghostwriter would not allow me to stop there. I could talk about the writing. I could talk about how Torre worote a book with two authors as main characters and presented their thoughts in distinct writing style. I coul talk about the irony of Torre, a writer known for erotica, making both of the characters romance/erotica authors, but not including a single erotic scene. I can only imagine that Torre includes in this book about authors a glimpse of some of her own views on aspects of that industry.

I prefer to talk about the content. This story is enthralling. I am only, at this point, familiar with Deanna Madden. Here we find another female who for reason of her psyche has chosen to isolate herself from society. The "female lead" is pathetically hilarious with witty and snarky cymicism if such a thing is possible. And Torre leaves the reader in a place where no matter how you judge her character you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. The relationship between the main characters also takes on an oddly ambiguous nature that woukd keep you guessing if the rest of the story wasn't so darned attention grabbing.

READ THIS BOOK!

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just love the book

this was a fantastically well written and Incredibly enjoyable book for reading. lots of quality to say the least.

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  • Narelle
  • 01-15-18

Great read

I don't give 5 stars very often, but I really did love this book. It wasn't fast paced, but really had a great story. I will definately be reading more from this author.