The Ghost Notebooks

The Ghost Notebooks is an atmospheric ghost story about a young couple leaving their old life in New York to start a new one and live in a museum in small quiet town upstate.  The Ghost Notebooks was a read I wasn’t expecting. I was thinking it was going to be more scary and keep me on the edge of my seat the whole time, but it ended up being more about the complexities of relationships and the mental anguish of losing a loved one with some supernatural goings-on sprinkled in there. There were a few parts where I was extremely creeped out and wished I wasn’t reading it at night, but there were also many sections where the story slows down and the storyline becomes erratic, so it can be confusing.

Dolnick is a  talented author and his beautiful writing is one of the reasons I kept reading the book. Dolnick wrote complex and interesting characters that are engrossing. They are flawed and dealing with many issues like most couples. Dolnick writes a ghost story that is about existential fears and ghosts that are derived from grief.

I wouldn’t recommend this book for anyone looking for a typical suspense-filled ghost story. This story is for people who want to read a dark, multifaceted read that has well developed characters and is more introspective.

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Tanbir Minhas