Title: The Perfect Ghost
Author: Linda Barnes
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Source: Amazon Vine
Date Completed: June - 2013
Em Moore, an advanced degree in English, but quiet, insecure and
anxiety-ridden when it comes to dealing with people. She was in the
process of ghostwriting a biography about famous actor and director,
Garrett Malcolm. When the other half of her writing team, Teddy Blake is
killed in a car accident on Cape Cod, Em is devastated and frightened
about having to take over his role on the project.. Now Em, must not
only worry about doing the writing but the interviewing as well.
does what she has to do and heads out to Malcolm Garrett's mansion to
work on the interviewing piece of the project. She is taken by the
handsome man, but before long there appears to be some secrets he is
hiding. In addition the police are investigating Teddy's death, as it
just may not have been an accident.
Initially, I had a tough time
with the way this book is written. It starts out with Em talking to
Teddy (who is dead), and then playing recordings of interviews that
Teddy had taped while interviewing Malcolm. However, once, I understood
what was going I was able to enjoy the rest of the mystery which had some
good twists and almost a Gothic-like feel to the story.