Ghost-writer Melody Layne is stranded in Paris when the over-sexed but unloved French movie star who hired her to produce his memoir accidentally drowns before the interviews begin. It’s a major financial relief when his enigmatic Spanish son re-hires her, but the seductive Carlos Ortega is strangely silent about his reasons for funding a feel-good bio about a father that he clearly despised. There’s enough amour in the air for Melody to ignore this apparent paradox… at least until she uncovers a hidden cache of death threats addressed to the actor. For the French police, the sexy, secretive Spaniard – and sole heir to the actor’s immense fortune – is suddenly a prime murder suspect. Can Melody’s research into the Ghosts of Carlos-Past be enough to save her lover from prison?
Charles-Henri Banville was dead. I’d seen him in his casket. If he was contacting me from beyond the grave, this ghostwriter stuff was getting way out of hand.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
French Ghost by Corinne LaBalme is a cozy mystery. It’s the first book from the Paris Ghost Writer series.
This book follows Melody Layne, a ghostwriter, through her journey to write Charles-Henri Banville’s biography and her quest to find the truth about his death so she can prove her lover’s innocence. It’s such a lovely book. It begins with the sudden death and then slowly uncovers the mystery of what happened and who the victim was. The author’s writing style created an entertaining and enjoyable story. It was easy to follow and comprehend. The constant revelations gave the plot a steady flow, keeping my interest until the end. The characters were a bit odd and some of them quite funny. Melody was my favorite, she was such a nice girl,
focused on her job, and sometimes loyal to a fault.
I really liked this book and I highly recommend it. I will rate it with 4 stars.
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