Ghosted by Rosie Walsh
Publication Date: July 24, 2018
Pages: 352 (hardcover)
My Goodreads Rating: 4 stars
Seven 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.
I love when a book surprises you with all the feels, and this one totally got me!
Sarah and Eddie had a perfect week. They met by chance and, when it was over, they promised they'd see each other again.
Only Eddie never called. Not only did he never call, he practically disappeared off the face of the earth. Sarah is distraught by his disappearance and is convinced something happened to him, so she starts to investigate. As she delves deeper into Eddie, she begins to lose herself. Everyone around her notices her weird and erratic behavior. Some of them try to talk her down from it, some of them indulge her. It doesn't matter to Sarah, though. She just keeps looking.
I loved that Sarah is so real. Women are emotional creatures who will sometimes stop at nothing to get what they want. Sarah's desperation is something I know I can identify with and have felt before. There's always the need to know why something has happened and why someone might not feel the same way they did before.
I loved that, for the most part, the story was one-sided. You didn't know Eddie's issues or what really happened to him. When Sarah starts receiving phone calls and messages to tell her to stay away you get the feeling that there is definitely more to the picture.
Without giving too much away, I can say that this is a good story. There are so many little clues to watch for as you learn more about Sarah and Eddie and how they are truly connected. I was surprised when it all came to fruition but also happy with the end result. To me, this is not just a mysterious love story. It's a story about forgiveness in so many ways.
You will want to read this one in July. Trust me.
ARC provided by First to Read.