#BookReview – Ghosted – Rosie Walsh (2018) @TheRosieWalsh

Ghosted
By: Rosie Walsh
Kindle Edition, 347 pages
Format: eBook from my local library
Dates read: 01 Dec 2018 – 14 Oct 2019

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From Goodreads:

Six perfect days. Then he disappeared. A love story with a secret at its heart.

When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it’s mutual: It’s as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn’t call.

Sarah’s friends tell her to forget about him, but she can’t. She knows something’s happened–there must be an explanation.

Minutes, days, weeks go by as Sarah becomes increasingly worried. But then she discovers she’s right. There is a reason for Eddie’s disappearance, and it’s the one thing they didn’t share with each other: the truth.

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

I started reading this book back in December 2018 and just was not feeling it. I went into a reading slump around that time and nothing was appealing to me. When I realized, OK I’m ready to find out what the heck happens to these characters, my library had an “at least six month wait” for the book. ARRRRGHHHHH!!!

I finally was able to loan the book this month and I literally devoured it this time, like legit stayed up until 3 AM to finish the book. Then dragged my ass to work early the next morning with a book hangover lol.

I’ve been reading so many dark psychological thrillers this year that Ghosted was a breathe of fresh air and a much needed change from those types of books. That being said, this book still had twists of its own. I laughed, I cried (literally!), I got angry – but that may have been from lack of sleep!

Imagine meeting someone, instantly feeling everything click into place, feel yourself falling head over heels in the next 7 days and then after that *poof* they just vanish. That’s exactly what happens to newly divorced Sarah when she meets Eddie while visiting her parents. Everything with him just feels perfect. And after their first week together, he leaves for vacation, promises to call her and she gets nothing… no text, no call, no email, just ghosted. Was he abducted? Is he married? Did he die? What happened to Eddie???? Sarah literally almost drives herself and me, as the reader, crazy as she tries to figure out what happened.

This book is the perfect mix of cutesy romance mixed up with a mystery. Just don’t start it before bed, I guarantee you won’t get any sleep until you find out what happens with Eddie!

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I wondered how it was that you could spend weeks, months—years, even—just chugging on, nothing really changing, and then, in the space of a few hours, the script of your life could be completely rewritten.

Ghosted, Rosie Walsh

I can’t know you’re somewhere in the world and not be with you.

Ghosted, Rosie Walsh

We looked straight at each other, and Eddie leaned over again and kissed me. Long, slow, warm, like a memory brought back by music.

Ghosted, Rosie Walsh

“I don’t believe that love is meant to be like an explosion. It is not meant to be dramatic, or ravenous, or any of the silly words ascribed it by writers and musicians. But I do believe that when you know, you know. And I knew, and I let it go without any real sort of a fight, and I will never forgive myself that.”

Ghosted, Rosie Walsh
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From rosiewalsh.com/about:

I am a writer and former documentary producer. THE MAN WHO DIDN’T CALL (UK title) / GHOSTED (US title) is my first novel written in my own name; under the pseudonym Lucy Robinson I have written four other books.

You’ll find many echoes of my own life in GHOSTED / THE MAN WHO DIDN’T CALL. There’s the secluded network of valleys surrounding Stroud, Gloucestershire, where I grew up;  the heave and groan of the cities in which I’ve lived and worked, and of course the miserable experience of meeting someone with whom I thought I had a transcendental alchemy . . . only to spend the next two weeks staring at my (silent) phone. We’ve all been there.

Luckily, I met a man who did call. I live with him in Bristol, UK, with our son. In the rare moments when I’m not being a mother or a writer I play violin in an orchestra, I’m learning to run again, I grow vegetables and I help out at Mothership Writers.

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Final Thoughts….

Have you ever been ghosted yourself? I feel like the lack of closure would be what would drive me absolutely insane. I do feel like this book did take it to an extreme and I absolutely would not condone stalking someone to find out why they ghosted you like that MTV show is currently doing. What are you thoughts? Have you read the book? Loved it? Hated it? Drop me a line down below and let me know!

6 thoughts on “#BookReview – Ghosted – Rosie Walsh (2018) @TheRosieWalsh

  1. Haha. I was ghosted in my 20s but we didn’t have a word for it back then. I still, to this day, do not know what happened but I was packed and ready to move in with him so it was quite alarming.

    I have this book but totally forgot I had it until I saw your review.

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      1. His family was out of state. I was only introduced to his brother once but his brother refused to talk to me. Initially I thought something happened to him because he left the country for a movie shoot. Years later he came up on a suggested friend list on FB but from what I could see, he was a total loser. Prob did my young, naive self a favor.

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