Ghostlines

Ghostlines Philip Trudeau a once respected investigative journalist has stepped on the wrong toes in this cleverly plotted and tightly structured psychological thriller With his health and personal life deteri

  • Title: Ghostlines
  • Author: Nick Gadd
  • ISBN: 9781921372049
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • Philip Trudeau, a once respected investigative journalist, has stepped on the wrong toes in this cleverly plotted and tightly structured psychological thriller With his health and personal life deteriorating, Philip is consigned to a suburban newspaper job where he writes trivial filler to be slotted in among the real estate and restaurant advertisements When he s sentPhilip Trudeau, a once respected investigative journalist, has stepped on the wrong toes in this cleverly plotted and tightly structured psychological thriller With his health and personal life deteriorating, Philip is consigned to a suburban newspaper job where he writes trivial filler to be slotted in among the real estate and restaurant advertisements When he s sent to cover what appears to be a tragic yet routine death at a level crossing, he is suddenly plunged into a world of political intrigue, business corruption, art theft, and betrayal Delving deeply into the Australian art world of the 1950s and today, this multilayered mystery packs a strong narrative punch and contains a convincing central character whose own personal story is every bit as compelling as the mystery he inhabits.
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    • Karen says:

      GHOSTLINES won the 2007 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, before being published by Scribe in 2008. It's the author's first novel, the tale of a profoundly flawed hero - journalist Philip Trudeau, a very driven man. Unfortunately a lot of that drive is self-destructive, but in Gadd's hands, Trudeau is a character who can engender sympathy and maintain the reader's interest and concern - despite those myriad and very obvious faults.When a young boy is killed at a [...]

    • Jmm says:

      Philip Trudeau, who once wrote for a top-flight Melbourne paper, is down and almost out after landing on the wrong side of a story involving some very powerful people. After spending a few years in prison, he now goes through the motions of putting his name to press releases at a minor local paper in Yarraville, an old factory town that's experiencing suburban birth pains. But when he's called out to cover the death of 13-year-old Micheal, killed late at night by a train at a gated crossing, som [...]

    • Cataluna6 says:

      An engaging read that I thoroughly enjoyed and would've missed if the author wasn't attending my local writers festival. This reminded me a little of a hard boiled detective story. Philip Trudeau is by no means a very likable character, he's flawed, (aren't all the bet characters?), but Gadd writes him in a way that I still cared what happened to him. I wanted to uncover the mystery as he did. This has few supernatural elements, which I enjoyed, they aren't too heavy handed and I think they comp [...]

    • Siegrist says:

      Nick Gadd's Ghostlines is a classic kind of detective novel. His detective Phillip Trudeau is a jaded, scarred by the world type with a drinking problem, a little Rebus, a little Humprey Bogart as Marlowe. The writing, fittingly, is very clean and manly. Straight up as it wereWhile the plot with it's underdog exposing the unethical rich narrative is appealing, what is extraordinary about this novel is its wonderful evocation of Melbourne. It begins with a kid on a bike being hit by a train and c [...]

    • Helen King says:

      I'm not normally a crime reader, but this is one book which drew me in. I think it was the well developed characters, plus the clear setting (being from Melbourne, I can picture the scenes which are painted so well), and the realism of the characters. An engaging read.

    • Olwyn says:

      This isn't a bad novel. A little cliched in places but the plot is believable and it's an enjoyable read.

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