Thursday, February 21, 2019

Julie's Review: Ghosted

Author: Rosie Walsh
Series: None
Publication Date: July 24, 2018
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Pages: 352
Obtained: Library
Genre:  Contemporary Fiction
Rating: 4/5
Bottom Line: Some twists and turns until the end
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Summary: 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.

Review: After hearing a lot of solid buzz surrounding, Ghosted, I put it on hold at my library. I'm glad I picked it up because it was quite the ride. I wasn't sure what I was expecting but it wasn't these 2 things: The mature age of characters (YAY) and the twists and turns at several points in the novel.

Sarah and Eddie meet when Sarah is back in London for her annual visit to see her parents. It was love at first site and they spent a wonderful week together. Then nothing from Eddie. It's like he vanished off the face of the earth. Sarah is convinced that his absence and lack of communication is a glitch and that she hasn't been ghosted. She keeps texting him, sending him messages on Facebook and even posting questions about his whereabouts on his wall for everyone to see. Her friends, Jo and Tommy, tell her he's gone and to move on; go back to being herself.

Sarah doesn't listen to her friends and keeps writing "letters" to Eddie on Facebook. She loses weight, can't function and has pretty much become a stalker. She hopes that returning to LA and her routine will help her get Eddie off her mind and out of her heart but it doesn't.

Most of the book focuses on Sarah's point of view which is essential to the emotional roller coaster that the book focuses on. Then at a pivotal point it shifts to Eddie's point of view. Eddie's POV brings a new light to the story and truly brings it full circle.

My only issue was the ending of the book but having said that it didn't change how much I enjoyed reading it. I definitely recommend it.



Stephanie February 21, 2019 at 9:28 AM  

Great review! I just put a hold on a copy of this at my library, because it sounds really interesting and now I want to know what happens!

Julie February 22, 2019 at 11:24 AM  

You will definitely enjoy it! Hopefully it comes in soon for you.

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