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Rebecca Stott ✓ 3 characters

Filled with evocative descriptions of Cambridge past and present of seventeenth century glassmaking alchemy the Great Plague and Newton’s scientific innovations Ghostwalk centers around a real historical mystery that Rebecca Stott has uncovered involving Newton’s alchemyA Cambridge historian Elizabeth Vogelsang is found drowned clutching a glass prism in her hand The book she was writing ab. After reading this book I am sorry to say that I was severely disappointed The synopsis for it sounded great and I normally love books that involve a historical mystery to solve but there really wasn t much about this book that I liked A historian and writer of screenplays Lydia Brooke is hired by her former married lover Cameron Brown to ghostwrite a book after the author his mother Elizabeth Volgelsang is murdered The unfinished manuscript involves Isaac Newton and a group of seventeenth century alchemists and Elizabeth s notes and manuscript show that she believes that a series of seventeenth century deaths are entangled with current happenings While working on his mother s book Lydia becomes involved with Cameron Brown again and she uickly becomes aware that he is caught up in a dangerous situation with animal rights activists groups because of his work in a pharmaceutical lab As mysterious and dangerous events start to unfold Lydia isn t certain whether they are a result of a connection with the seventeenth century alchemists or Cameron s work This sounded like and could have been a really great book but it just wasn t I thought it started off really slow and it took half of the book for me to become interested After I finally did become engrossed in the book I didn t like anything that happened Other than that the characters were not particularly likeable The main character Lydia Brooke came across to me as a very weak individual She had been in a go nowhere relationship with a married man for many years but finally left him It doesn t take than seeing him once before she is renewing her relationship with him Even when she finds out that he is heavily involved in a very disturbing organization she has trouble deciding what to do or to think about him As for her lover Cameron he came across as very selfish and self absorbed He had a wife and children yet had a long term affair with Lydia After Lydia left he had at least one other affair Lydia catches him in lies continuously and often hears him lie to his wife on the phone Cameron was also apparently heavily involved in an organization that instigated horrific acts Even disliking Cameron I hated what happened to himMost of the book was told in the first person in the form of a letter from Lydia to Cameron but there were parts that were supposed to be the chapters of Elizabeth s book Her book was nonfiction and those parts just didn t seem to fit well in a fiction novel These book inside of a book excerpts were hard to read because they were too long and not particularly interesting I believe that this book had great potential but it wasn t realized and fell flat

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That the shadow of violence that has fallen across present day Cambridge which escalates to a series of murders may have its origins in the troubling evidence that Elizabeth’s research has unearthed As Lydia becomes ensnared in a dangerous conspiracy that reawakens ghosts of the past the seventeenth century slowly seeps into the twenty first with the city of Cambridge the bridge between them. I enjoyed the start of this book and was intrigued by the idea of a mix between a ghost story and detective story with 17th century events woven in with present day ones I was also attracted by the fact that it s set in Cambridge a city I knowHowever I soon got fed up and gave up after about 80 pages I didn t believe in any of the characters and found the plot too convoluted so decided not to waste my time

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Out Isaac Newton’s involvement with alchemy the culmination of her lifelong obsession with the seventeenth century remains unfinished When her son Cameron asks his former lover Lydia Brooke to ghostwrite the missing final chapters of his mother’s book Lydia agrees and moves into Elizabeth’s house a studio in an orchard where the light moves restlessly across the walls Soon Lydia discovers. I expected a fascinating ghost story literary with mysterious murders and the past coming back to haunt Intelligent and historical yes And it s full of atmospheric descriptions that I liked However the main character Lydia Brooke speaking in the first person point of view I ve been back four times I said but then telling the other main character Cameron her ex lover what he said presenting his dialogue by using the pronoun you to name the speaker So instead of he said or Cameron said the author writes you said meaning you Cameron said it This device was not only distracting but a really screwy way to write I got so annoyed after a while with Lydia telling Cameron and the reader what he said And then somewhere around page 230 we have Lydia in third person point of view Lydia Brooke walked into the dark her head ached that s when she first heard the footsteps The story became muddy and unclear too much of Lydia s romantic musings although some of it pretty prose The plot was way too convoluted for me and I grew bored I might try this author again but this story didn t make it for me


10 thoughts on “Ghostwalk

  1. says:

    Well that was different In theory this book should have been my jam The story opens with Elizabeth Vogelsang being found dea

  2. says:

    I've seen some reviews of Rebecca Stott's Ghostwalk compare it to The DaVinci Code but it's an extremely superficial comparison Books about mo

  3. says:

    After reading this book I am sorry to say that I was severely disappointed The synopsis for it sounded great and I normally love books that involve a historical mystery to solve but there really wasn't much about this book that I liked A historian and writer of screenplays Lydia Brooke is hired by her former married lover Cameron Brown to ghostwrite a book after the author his mother Elizabeth Volgelsang is murdered The unfinished manuscrip

  4. says:

    It's not often that I think a NYT book reviewer gets it totally wrong but that's the case with Rebecca Stott's novel Ghostwalk I should have be

  5. says:

    One of my ghostly reads for October Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott was enjoyable It is uniuely written a story within a story; unfortunately the inside story involves Sir Isaac Newton the great scientific discoverer I do not have a scientific heart

  6. says:

    I expected a fascinating ghost story literary with mysterious murders and the past coming back to haunt Intelligent and historical yes And it’s full of atmospheric descriptions that I liked However the main character Lydia Brooke speaking in the first person point of view “I’ve been back four times” I

  7. says:

    THis is the best book that I have ever read that I could only rate two stars I loved Neal Stephenson's Baroue Cycle and I couldn't wait to pick up another book that might take a deeper look into Isaac Newton's alch

  8. says:

    The research in this book is great as well as the writing in the book about Isaac Newton within this story In fact the Newton book should have been this story That would have made a great book with all these elements alchemists secret formulas brilliant young Newton beginning to figure out among other things calculus and differential euations lovely stuff patronage factions nepotism a series of uestionable deaths Why did

  9. says:

    I enjoyed the start of this book and was intrigued by the idea of a mix between a ghost story and detective story with 17th century events woven in with present day ones I was also attracted by the fact that it's set in Cambridge a city I knowHowever I soon got fed up and gave up after about 80 pages I didn't bel

  10. says:

    I did not finish this book and my only regret is that I spent way too much time trying to like it I found nothing to like It claims to be 'a haunting literary thriller' and a 'historical mystery involving Isaac Newton's alchemy' Why I thought anything involving Isaac Newton and his alchemy would be interesting is beyond me now Turns out I have no interest in Isaac Newton or alchemy or the 17th century At least not as portrayed in this book

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