September 24, 2018

Book Review: Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

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.
Source: Urban Dictionary
You’re going to think that you have the whole thing figured out close to the beginning – like I did. And perhaps debate on whether or not to read on. DON’T STOP READING. Just when you think you know exactly what happened – why Eric didn’t call Sarah – the book will flip the script on you.  Come a certain point I had to reread a bombshell of a sentence three times. Then a bit further on, just when I was really invested, I cried out loud, “No! Why are you playing with my feelings like this???” 

Ghosted didn’t quite break my heart – but it certainly came close to it. And if you’re like me, you will want to settle in for a good chunk of time because you will not want to stop for anything to get to the truth. I read all night – and it was worth it!

Yes, this book is wish fulfillment fantasy reading for anyone who’s ever been ghosted and left wondering. You might have even done some mental gymnastics to explain why he didn’t call – he got in an accident and broke both his hands, as well as his phone, and had temporary amnesia, etc… Just as Sarah does in this book. You might have shrugged off your friends' gentle piercings of your bubble, sure of the undeniable chemistry between the two of you. And just like Sarah you might have done some cyber investigating, looking through social media to find clues as to what ever happened to the guy who inexplicably disappeared from your life.  

However, the typical ghosting situation probably doesn’t have the complicated backstory in this book. So, I hate to break it to you – but he probably just wasn’t that into you.

1 comment:

  1. Wow...reading all night and it was worth it sells me on the book!