Welcome to my stop on the #blogtour for Ghoster by Jason Arnopp! I was intrigued by the premise of this book and was delighted to be invited to review it!
Kate Collins has been ghosted.
She was supposed to be moving in with her new boyfriend Scott, but all she finds after relocating to Brighton is an empty flat. Scott has vanished. His possessions have all disappeared.
Except for his mobile phone.
Kate knows she shouldn’t hack into Scott’s phone. She shouldn’t look at his Tinder, his texts, his social media. But she can’t quite help herself.
That’s when the trouble starts. Strange, whispering phone calls from numbers she doesn’t recognise. Scratch marks on the door that she can’t explain.
And the growing feeling that she’s being watched . . .
Arnopp cleverly creates a smart tale of social media and obsession and whilst being totally terrified during parts of this book, it really made me think about how much social media and our subsequent reliance upon it, has encroached on our lives.
I enjoyed the descriptive style of writing; so often thrillers are so fast paced and tense that I find the quality of the narrative is lacking, however here, we are presented with beautiful, chilling prose. The eloquence of the writing really enhanced my enjoyment of the story.
I read this book in two days and at times had to remind myself to breathe; the surprise introduction of a supernatural element made my hairs stand on end and I felt suitably uncomfortable and on edge during this rollercoaster of a book. With twists and turns galore, I defy anyone not to become addicted to this dark urban nightmare.
Arnopp is a new author (to me) and until I read Ghoster, I had heard very little about him and his work. Well if this gem of a book is anything to go by, I’ll definitely be reading his first and eagerly anticipating his next!
Ghoster is a quick, slick and superbly sinister read; if you want to be furiously turning pages late into the night then this is the book for you.
Ghoster is out now in paperback and you can buy it here
My thanks go to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for my invitation to the #blogtour and also to Nazia of Orbit Books UK for my finished copy in exchange for my honest review. If you enjoyed my post, please do check out my others, and also the other stops on the #blogtour (see below).
Until next time!