Why this book?
All Robert Harris’s books are good, and many of them are huge bestsellers. This one is a particularly tightly written thriller. It accurately depicts the world of ghostwriters, and how their relationships with their famous clients work. It was later made into a movie by Roman Polanski, with Ewan McGregor as the ghostwriter and Pierce Brosnan as his ex-prime minister client, raising the profile of the ghostwriting business even further. I loved that he quoted my Ghostwriting book at the start of each chapter.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
'An unputdownable thriller about corrupt power and sex' Sunday Telegraph
'Guaranteed to keep you awake' The Times
A body washes up on the deserted coastline of America's most exclusive holiday retreat. But it's no open-and-shut case of suicide. The death of Robert McAra is just the first piece of the jigsaw in an extraordinary plot that will shake the very foundations of international security.
For McAra was a man who knew too much. As ghostwriter to one of the most controversial men on the planet - Britain's former prime minister, holed up in a remote ocean-front house to finish his…