The Ghost

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What to expect

‘The moment I heard how McAra died I should have walked away. I can see that now…’

The narrator of Robert Harris’s gripping new novel is a professional ghostwriter – cynical, mercenary, and with a nice line in deadpan humour. Accustomed to working with fading rock stars and minor celebrities, he jumps at the chance to ghost the memoirs of Britain’s former prime minister, especially as it means flying to the American resort of Martha’s Vineyard in the middle of winter and finishing the book in the seclusion of a luxurious house.

But it doesn’t take him long to realise he has made a terrible mistake. His predecessor on the project died in circumstances that were distinctly suspicious, and the ex-prime minister turns out to be a man with secrets in his past that are returning to haunt him – secrets with the power to kill.

The Times has called Robert Harris ‘the leading current exponent of the intelligent literary thriller’. The Ghost is his most compelling novel yet.

Critics Review

  • Truly thrilling

    Sunday Times
  • A master of the intelligent thriller…The Ghost is Harris back on sparkling form

    The Times
  • Robert Harris’s latest thriller is more than a fun read: it is a super-duper, double fun bag-sized read thanks to his masterful plotting

    Daily Telegraph
  • Harris has written a remarkable thriller… He knows how to tell a story

    Sunday Telegraph
  • The Ghost is arguably the finest novel yet to have emerged from the so-called Age of Terror… This is an important book about the major issues of our time

    Mail on Sunday

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