The Ghost Society is the second installment in J.E. Clarkson’s Nemo & Co dystopian techno-thriller series.
Like the first book, The Ghost Society is told from the perspective of a woman known only as The Cleaner. The Ghost Society reveals more about The Cleaner, introduces us to a few new characters, and resurfaces a few others who are pivotal to the story.
Like its predecessor, what this book lacks in attention to minor editing details, it more than makes up for in plot. This book is genuinely exciting, and a little terrifying, to read. Just when you think you know what is happening, Clarkson tosses in another curveball, and suddenly you are boomerang-ing in another direction.
“Extraordinary people are sometimes worth extraordinary compromises.”J.E. Clarkson
I liked that this book added romantic love into the mix of human emotions it explores. As one character observes, “Extraordinary people are sometimes worth extraordinary compromises.”
Love and the compromises we make are just two things in this journey that are infinitely more complicated than they seem on the surface.
I’m definitely sticking with this series, which has two more books – The Kill Switch and The Dark Cygnet – to see where it takes us next.
Read my review of The Vanishing Office.