My review of Ghosted will follow the publisher’s blurb :
It was the perfect love story… until he disappeared.
Imagine you meet a man, spend seven glorious days together, and fall in love. And it’s mutual: you’ve never been so certain of anything in your life. So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him.
But he doesn’t call. And he doesn’t call. And he doesn’t call.
Your friends tell you to forget him, but you know they’re wrong – something must have happened – there’s got to be a reason for his silence.
What do you do when you finally discover you’re right? That there is a reason – and that reason is the one thing you didn’t share with each other? The truth.
If you’ve ever found yourself waiting for a call that didn’t come, Ghosted by Rosie Walsh is the book for you.
I only glanced at the blurb and was intrigued by what I read. Now, I cannot confirm or deny if I’ve ever ghosted or been ghosted but I know people who have. – Gives a sly wink. What I can do however is confirm that I have indeed experienced that “soul mate” moment and it’s something one never forgets. The way Rosie Walsh described that intense connection really brought back many fond memories. I loved the part where the two spent the perfect day together. Le Sigh.
I can’t recall the last novel I read that had such a wonderful love story for my age bracket. Hold on…Wait… Ghosted is more than just a simple love story. It has plenty of intrigue, twists and bombshells . It delivered something completely different than what the blurb outlines.
The first part of the book had me trying to figure out why Sarah was being ghosted. I made assumptions about Eddie and then a bombshell dropped. The book turned out to be so much more than I could have ever imagined. It blew me away more than once and I didn’t want to put Ghosted down. It’s hard to tiptoe around Ghosted without giving too much away. It’s so cleaver and well crafted, I was sad when I finished it. I need more Rosie Walsh books in my life.
While visiting Walsh’s website, I found that she has written four other books under the name Lucie Robinson. I’ll definitely have to check those out ! Ghosted is however the author’s debut novel using her own name.
Oh and please don’t judge this book by it’s Chick Lit cover, the story inside is well worth the read. Ghosted is delivered gently, with a guided pace and I couldn’t help but fall in love with all the characters, even the ones I initially disliked. The novel is dusted with letters and texts that add so much to the read. I for one really loved those letters, more so once I reached the end and went back for a re-read. Once I got to a certain point in the novel I had an “Ah Ha” moment and was able to link many things together that were so obvious once I thought about it.
As I finished the book I thought to myself; you know, the title has more than just one meaning. Like I said, I don’t want to give anything away but once you’ve read the book you’ll understand what I’m hinting at. I finished this book while on a 3 day holiday and it seemed like the perfect place to enjoy this read. Ghosted is definitely one of my top reads for 2018. If you come across it, don’t hesitate to pick it up.
Ghosted by Rosie Walsh is available now !
Published in Canada by PGC Books
A copy of Ghosted by Rosie Walsh was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest thoughts and review.