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 .
With thanks to the publisher for the copy received, Ghoster is the first book that I have read by Jason Arnopp. I had no idea how unique, bonkers and intimidating it would be.
I had no idea what ghosting was when I started to read this novel. My first thought was how cruel this was, followed by thinking it was probably common among some of the nastier people among us. Especially on social media.
Social Media is something I use but not obsessively. It is something I am cynical about. Even more so after reading this novel. I now eye my phone dubiously, and I wonder, just a little, how many people are ‘possessed’ by their phones. Some of the apps I’m familiar with, most I would go out of way to avoid. Reading this book made me even more wary of the ones that I have and made me question how controlling technology is.
Kate was a character I liked a lot. Hard working, has made mistakes that she feels remorseful about and is determined to change her habits. She is hurt and bewildered about her boyfriend’s disappearance. The boyfriend she met through technology.
Reading about her career has made me appreciate our paramedics a lot more. When I read the acknowledgements and learned that at least one of her experiences was real was an eye opener. I just hope that Tyler isn’t based on anybody real.