Published by Pamela Dorman Books on July 24, 2018
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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.
Why didn’t he call? That seems to be the central question in Rosie Walsh’s Ghosted.
At first glance, we have a story about a divorcee and a hermit who happen to meet, and then spend a soul-altering week falling in love with each other. Sarah leaves. Eddie never calls.
The reason why takes us on a journey in and out of time throughout Sarah and Eddie’s lives. Thanks to some sneaky POV shifts, Walsh carefully controls the pacing of her reveals. She makes sure we are invested and then shows us a little bit more darkness. Then a little more. She gives us glimpses into the shadowy edges we all hide within ourselves, where those secrets so jagged hide down in our depths so they don’t rip us apart.
As we continue along the lyrical path Walsh weaves, we find out the question at the heart of this book is: what if you had a chance at happiness, love, and forgiveness for the worst thing you ever did. What if you could forgive yourself, and learn how to live again? The answer is emotional and restorative.