I’m excited to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for creepy and twisted supernatural thriller Ghoster by Jason Arnopp. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Orbit Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this unique, enjoyable and very readable book.
About the book:
Kate Collins has been ghosted.
She was supposed to be moving in with her new boyfriend Scott, but all she finds after relocating to Brighton is an empty flat. Scott has vanished. His possessions have all disappeared.
Except for his mobile phone.
Kate knows she shouldn’t hack into Scott’s phone. She shouldn’t look at his Tinder, his texts, his social media. But she can’t quite help herself.
That’s when the trouble starts. Strange, whispering phone calls from numbers she doesn’t recognise. Scratch marks on the door that she can’t explain.
And the growing feeling that she’s being watched . . .
Jason Arnopp – author of The Last Days of Jack Sparks, a Radio 2 Bookclub pick – returns with a razor-sharp thriller for a social-media obsessed world. Prepare to never look at your phone the same way again . . .
About the author:
Jason Arnopp is the author of the new Orbit Books novel Ghoster, which Barnes & Noble’s SFF blog has said, “just might qualify as the first true horror novel of the 21st Century.” The Three author Sarah Lotz calls it, “a fiendishly smart exploration of obsession and social media addiction”, while Cross Her Heat author Sarah Pinborough reckons it’s, “twisty, creepy and utterly absorbing.”
Arnopp’s previous novel was The Last Days Of Jack Sparks (2016), which has been described as “a magnificent millennial nightmare” (Alan Moore), “scarier than watching The Exorcist in an abandoned asylum” (Sarah Lotz) and “The Omen for the social media age” (Christopher Brookmyre). Director Ron Howard (Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code) optioned the film rights shortly after the book’s 2016 release.
Arnopp co-wrote the official behind-the-scenes book Inside Black Mirror with Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones.
Check out his four shorter-form fiction titles:
— Beast In The Basement, a suspenseful, mind-blowing thriller novella
— A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home, a chilling and groundbreaking short story set in YOUR home
— Auto Rewind, a dark, emotionally charged thriller novelette
— American Hoarder, a supernatural creep-fest available only when you join the author’s free mailing list at JasonArnopp.com
Arnopp previously wrote and executive-produced the Lionsgate feature film Stormhouse and script-edited the Peter Mullan feature The Man Inside. He has also written for the worlds of Doctor Who (BBC), The Sarah Jane Adventures (BBC) and Friday The 13th (New Line Cinema).
In his past life as a rock journalist, he interviewed the likes of Bon Jovi, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and Guns N’ Roses. He was once surrounded by angry guards holding semi-automatic weapons at The Vatican. His Slipknot biography, Slipknot: Inside The Sickness, Behind The Masks, was released in 2001 and is now available as a Kindle Edition. Arnopp has also written a guide to journalistic interviewing, entitled How To Interview Doctor Who, Ozzy Osbourne And Everyone Else, which is also out on Kindle.
Arnopp’s latest non-fiction book is From The Front Lines Of Rock. Available in the Kindle Store now, it gathers 30 of his favourite nterviews he wrote as a rock journalist, with the likes of Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Korn, Kiss, Faith No More, Garbage, Nine Inch Nails and Green Day.
When you sign up for Arnopp’s free newsletter at JasonArnopp.com, you can also download his short story American Hoarder for free. You might also want to check out his YouTube channel by searching for his name there. What a wonderful world.
I’m not sure quite what I expected when I started Ghoster by Jason Arnopp, but it certainly wasn’t the creepy and twisted supernatural thriller it turned out to be. What a fantastic page turner of a novel this is!
It captured my imagination from the outset, and I found myself desperate to find out what had happened to Scott to make him cut all ties with Kate and disappear in the way that he had. But even I could never have expected the weird, wonderful and downright scary turn the story took as I raced through its pages.
Kate Collins has been ghosted. About to move in with her new boyfriend, Scott, Kate is horrified when he suddenly and without warning completely disappears. He no longer answers her texts or phone calls and, upon arriving in Brighton, all Kate finds is an empty flat and no possessions. But then she spots his mobile phone abandoned on the outside patio and, although she knows she shouldn’t, she can’t resist hacking into it to see if she can work out where he has gone.
But then strange things start to happen. Strange phone calls from numbers she doesn’t recognise, mysterious markings appearing on the front door that she can’t explain… and then Kate begins to feel the creeping sensation of being watched.
Ghoster is a book unlike any I’ve ever read before, but it had me hooked from the very first page and kept me addicted right up until the final, terrifying page had been turned. I’m still not sure I completely understand the ending, but it was nevertheless a creepy and exhilarating read that I enjoyed every moment of.
Chilling and fast paced, with moments that made me gasp out loud, Ghoster is a brilliant supernatural thriller that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Wow, what a unique and twisted story Jason Arnopp has written! I loved every deliciously creepy word of it.
Ghoster by Jason Arnopp is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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