She’s ghostwriting a book for a famous author–a recently deceased one. 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.
Goodreads rating: 4.37 / 5
My Rating: 3.75 / 5
Jacy is a very real character and the story in first person from her POV is thoroughly interesting as to keep me turning pages and want to know what happens next.
The language goes adult in places but then I believe the target audience was never intended to be kids anyway.
Coming back to the story, it depicts the stress of many a people and all that combined in one person’s life is enough to make them run towards a cliff to jump over. Seeing that Jacy did not do that reflects the resilience a human mind is capable of.
A struggling author and depression caused by family circumstances, Jacy is living in denial – a very high degree of that too.
A fast paced story that shows that human beings are not perfect and have their demons to fight, this story also shows how not to go about dealing with someone who suffers from mental health issues. How love and understanding is what one needs to be anchored in reality rather than constant nagging and being made to feel a failure.
A light read with a premise that has a depth for a pondering mind.