The Ghost, by Robert Harris


Though a relatively easy read, what certainly impressed with The Ghost was it’s effective believability. Despite some clichéd thriller-lines from a ‘reflective’ speaker, overall the novel did keep me eager to continue.


The Ghost follows the exciting new contract for a professional ghost writer, in the memoirs of the former British Prime Minister Adam Lang. What starts as an intriguing prospect gradually transcends into a darker tone, leading the protagonist into a frightening world of power and conspiracy. As his research soon leads to questionable answers and mysterious circumstances, the writer finds himself unearthing dark secrets which quickly spiral out of his control.


Though somewhat casual in his style, Harris does create an enticingly plausible narrative, effectively immersing the reader into the plotline. This is a classic thriller, exploring the secretive nature of the government, best left untouched by ordinary hands.

400 (Arrow books)

Overall Rating: 2.5 stars

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Author: Jack Jakins

A recent graduate of history, now an aspiring writer and general cynicist

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