Release date: July 24, 2018
Publisher: Pamela Dorman
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romance
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.
The idea of ghosting someone both appalls and fascinates me, in an era where everyone is constantly posting their whereabouts on various forms of social media why is this such a common phenomenon? Of course people disappeared out of each other lives before technology took over, but it was definitely easier to do so back then and you didn’t have nearly the tools available to track them down that you do now. All of that to say, further exploring this concept of ghosting seemed like such an interesting premise for a book and this one definitely took some surprising and unexpected turns along the way.
Initially I wasn’t drawn in to the story, it took me a little while to warm up and become totally invested, but by about page one hundred I was more intrigued. Did Eddie disappear for a cliched reason like he already has a wife and family? Did he just use Sarah for a quick fling? Or is there more to it, something much deeper? Plenty of questions and once I settled into the pacing I found that things unfolded at an excellent pace, reveals and discoveries were shared at perfect moments and I raced through until the end.
Walsh caught me off guard several times and most of the twists worked well for me, but I will say that in the end I was hoping for some more darkness as there was a edginess for most of the story that didn’t exactly line up with my own personal expectations as to how things should finish off. This definitely isn’t a typical romance though, again it had depth and a darkness that I really liked, recommended for those looking for a very unique love story.
Ghosted in three words: Current, Unique and Surprising.
Overall rating: 4/5