#BookReview: The Ghostwriters by Mickey J Corrigan

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy


She’s funny, cynical, and kinda crazy, but she knows how to tell a story.

A struggling writer living in Manhattan, Jacy McMasters is the first to admit she’s a terrific liar and a screw-up. Then the ghost of the famous novelist JD Balinger asks her to “channel” a follow-up to his classic coming of age book, The Watcher in the Sky. Along with her new boyfriend, a bear of a man who has no patience for mind games, the ghost in Jacy’s head forces her to confront a lifetime of secrets—dark secrets. Secrets she’s been keeping from herself.


I have read from Mickey J Corrigan in the past and her books have not disappointed! Same held true with The Ghostwriters. I was pretty curious about this book because I felt like the synopsis pulled me in, yet didn’t give too much away and kept me guessing even before I read the first page. This quick read had so much depth to it and really didn’t play around. It was straight to the point, a little messy and gritty, and quite the thought-provoking read.

4 stars


Originally from Boston, Mickey J. Corrigan hides out in the lush ruins of South Florida. She writes pulp fiction, literary crime, and psychological thrillers. Her stories have been called “gritty realism,” “oh so compulsive” reads, and “bizarre but believable.” Recent books include the literary suspense novelThe Ghostwriters, the neo-noir satire The Blow Off,and the crime caper Ex-Treme Measures from The Wild Rose Press (US). Songs of the Maniacs was published by Salt Publishing in 2014 (UK). Salt will release her new crime novel in 2017.




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