Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Perfect Ghost, by Linda Barnes
Linda Barnes is definitely stepping out of her Carlotta Carlyle zone. Here Em Moore, the invisible half of a team of ghostwriters of celebrity autobiographies, is trying to wrap up the book that she and her partner Teddy Blake started before his death in a car accident. By successfully finishing the interviews and the book, she hopes to start her own solo career and find her uncomfortable way out of the comfortable shadows. Em is more than a little pathetic, victim of an unhappy childhood and a tendency to fall in love with cads, but she manages to pull herself together enough to get the job done.