Monday, November 21, 2016

Review + #Giveaway: The Ghostwriters by Mickey J. Corrigan @GoddessFish

The  Ghostwriters
by Mickey J. Corrigan
GENRE:  psychological thriller, romance


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.


When I woke up the next day, I felt awful. My eyes were swollen shut so I had to tumble out of bed and crawl through clustering dust-devils to the bathroom. I'd suffered worse hangovers after overindulging, but there was a real sharp edge to this one. When I steamed my eyes open with a hot wash cloth, I noticed it right away.

I was still hallucinating.

"You look bad, Jacy my girl," JD said from his cross-legged perch on my wicker laundry hamper. "First thing we need to do is ease back on the hard core boozing."

I screamed once or twice before he uncrossed his spidery limbs and said, "Don't be a ninny. You know who I am, that I come from you. From your own deranged mind. So what's the sense of yelling, disturbing your neighbors?"

He had a point. I calmed a little and said, "You may be an illusion, my illusion. But that does not mean you can stay in my bathroom while I shower."

He shrugged, brushed by me on his way out. "I'll make coffee. And when you come out, all fresh and bright-eyed, we'll discuss how I can save you. Help dislodge you from your habitual cycle of wanton, destructive choices. No more dabbling. Time for you to shed your loser image, child. It is high time. Take my word."

My Review:

Jacy McMasters is a struggling writer who is stuck in the in between. She dropped out of school and now works at a brewery on the weekends struggling to stay afloat with all her bills which include student loans. Jacy is just trying to survive the day to day hustle of life when she has a visitor. Her new friend is the famous author J.D. Balinger who just happens to have passed away a few days ago. J.D. comes to Jacy wanting her to write his next bestseller. With Jacy being down on her luck and needing the money she decides to take the job and so begins her writing secessions with J.D.

Not only is Jacy struggling to become a writer she is also going through a dark time in her life where she spends most of her nights drinking trying to make herself numb to the point where she can’t feel anything and can block out a lot of stuff that she wishes to forget. Jacy is headed down a deep dark hole one that she may not be able to come out of on her own.

But Jacy is lucky when she meets a guy Firth who she likes lot and wants to be friends with but she is not sure if she can be friends with anyone. It has been a long time since Jacy has been able to trust anyone not since her boyfriend dumped her.

I will have to say The Ghostwriter was not quite what I was expecting. Mickey J. Corrigan had me guessing from the first page. Mickey will take you down these long corridors that just go on and on not knowing where you are going to end up next. One minute you think you have Jacy’s life figured out and then the next minute you are like whoa wait a minute I didn’t see that one coming. I love a book where the author can keep you guessing through the whole book. When you can’t figure out what is going then that makes one fantastic book that will stay with you for days and years to come.

I would highly recommended The Ghostwriter to anyone who loves a good story and great mystery not to mention a great writer. 


Originally from Boston, Mickey J. Corrigan writes sexy thrillers and kooky romances. Recent books include the edgy novellas in The Hard Stuff series (Whiskey Sour Noir, Vodka Warrior, Tequila Dirty, and RealLife Rum); the thriller Sugar Babies; and the spoofy crime novels The Blow Off and Ex-Treme Measures. Salt Publishing will release Project XX, a crime novel, in 2017.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Mickey said...

Thanks for the great review! Glad the story kept you guessing.

Rita Wray said...

I liked the review, thank you.

Stormy Vixen said...

I enjoyed the excerpt and the review, sounds like a great read! Happy Thanksgiving!

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing your review, I'm looking forward to checking this one out myself :)

Nikolina said...

Thank you for your honest review, it's much appreciated!

Mai T. said...

If you could have your own bookshop which five characteristics does it absolutely have to have?

Mary Preston said...

A helpful review thank you.