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.
It 's a truly immersive psychological thriller that captures you from the first page and it is impossible to put it down. It 's the journey that Jacy makes to discovery herself.
Jacy is a writer and part-time waitress, lives with the torment of her past where she suffered from depression and did substance abuse and alcohol. Appears to her the ghost of a writer who asks for help to write the sequel to his book. He will help her to improve herself and to meet a man who will change her life.
I enjoyed the first-person narrative: Jacy is an intelligent person with a great sense of humor and irony, it was very interesting to find out her thoughts.
It 's a well-written story, very realistic, at times very tough, with many twists.
Highly recommended for lovers of psychological thrillers
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."
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
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.
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
Mickey J. Corrigan will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.