“Ghosted is a marvellous novel; thrumming with the absences and presences that can haunt a life, and shot through with flashes of great sadness and joy. If you don’t know Jenn Ashworth’s work already – which you should – this is a great place to start.” – Jon McGregor
One ordinary morning, Laurie’s husband Mark disappears, leaving behind his phone and wallet. For weeks she tells no one, carrying on her cleaning job at the nearby university, visiting her tricky, dementia-suffering father, and holing up in her high-rise flat with a bottle of wine (or two) to hand. When she finally reports Mark as missing, the police are suspicious. Why did she take so long? Wasn’t she worried? Laurie’s account of subsequent events raises even more questions. What makes her mistrust her father’s carer? Does she really sense a strange presence in the flat? And why is she still fascinated by the long-ago murder of a local girl?