About the Book:
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 can’t believe the reviews are all over the place for this book! I thought it was fantastic. I’m so glad I didn’t read any spoilers. Highly recommend the audio book.
I am sure many people have been “ghosted” in their lives – and I am guilty of doing it to others – so this theme felt very modern and timely to me. Sarah and Eddie are both adults over 30, not teenagers, so when Eddie ghosted Sarah after a magical week together, I felt stunned.
Did Sarah misread all of the signals from their beautiful week together? Was Eddie a complete fraud? At first I thought this book would turn into a thriller, or a suspense novel, or even a mystery. But I was wrong on every count. Sarah and Eddie seemed to have fallen in love during their very short time together but this is really NOT an insta-love romance. Every step, every action, every emotion felt so real and honest that my heart was broken for Sarah. I also cringed when she began stalking Eddie on-line an in person, leaving messages on his Facebook wall and showing up at his weekly team practices.
The author did a fantastic job in creating a beautiful, passionate and very emotional story. When the reason behind Eddie’s disappearance becomes clear, I was completely taken by surprise. The structure of this story is also very intriguing. We learn about Eddie and Sarah’s week together in short flashbacks, interwoven with present day and also later, with letters.
Sarah is truly horrified at her total meltdown when she doesn’t hear from Eddie after their first meeting. She is the head of a non-profit company and an accomplished woman! I was horrified at her behavior, too, but yet something was pulling her back to Eddie. This is a very meaty story and while I was completely transfixed by the audio book’s British narrator, there are a LOT of details to this story and I probably would have skimmed over some of the parts if I was reading the book. But this did not detract from my 5-star rating.
I was 100% wrong with all my predictions about this book. The story unfolded beautifully and slowly and was a delight to listen to. I also recommend going into this book blind because the ending is a stunner!
Ultimately a story about hope, love and forgiveness, ‘Ghosted’ is one of my favorite books of the year. The characters are all very nuanced and engaging, and I hope the author writes more books like this in the future. Very unique and original, ‘Ghosted’ reminds me what a well-crafted romance can be. A true page-turner!