Ghosted

Ghosted

Instant New York Times bestseller!"I absolutely loved this book and didn't want it to end." --Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies“This is an ‘accidentally stayed up until 4 a.m. because it's impossible to put down’ kind of novel.” --USA TodaySeven perfect days. Then he disappeared. A love story with a secret at its heart.When Sarah meets...

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Title:Ghosted
Author:Rosie Walsh
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Edition Language:English

Ghosted Reviews

  • Katie B

    This is one of my favorite fiction reads of 2018. I think it helped just jumping right into the book without rereading the synopsis that I had long ago forgotten. Really all you need to know is Sarah and Eddie spend an incredible week together even though they have just met, make plans to see one another after Eddie comes back from vacation, and then Eddie ceases all communication with Sarah and she is left wondering what happened.

    I just really love how the author used the whole "ghosting" conc

    This is one of my favorite fiction reads of 2018. I think it helped just jumping right into the book without rereading the synopsis that I had long ago forgotten. Really all you need to know is Sarah and Eddie spend an incredible week together even though they have just met, make plans to see one another after Eddie comes back from vacation, and then Eddie ceases all communication with Sarah and she is left wondering what happened.

    I just really love how the author used the whole "ghosting" concept in the book. I think it is totally relatable as a dating fear, that you will connect with someone and then the person just mysteriously vanishes from your life and you are left to wonder what went wrong. It brought a level of mystery to the story as you wondered what exactly happened to make Eddie stop contacting Sarah. The pacing of the story was excellent as the author did not drag the mystery until the last 5 pages to reveal what happened. Instead the story unfolded naturally and went in all these interesting and unexpected directions.

    What I find both strange and amusing is I actually found the background of Sarah and Eddie first meeting and spending time together to be the weakest part of the story. And yet I still felt invested in their relationship and getting to the bottom of what happened. Kudos to the author for such an entertaining read!

    I won a free copy of this book in a giveaway but was under no obligation to post a review. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    4.5 Stars!

    GHOSTED by ROSIE WALSH was such a beautifully written love story that had a hint of mystery to it and a few surprising twists, that I absolutely adored! This book was extremely gripping, intense, and a heartwarming story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter to the very last page. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this whole story and I really appreciated that I went into this one blind. Some parts of this novel I had an intimate

    4.5 Stars!

    GHOSTED by ROSIE WALSH was such a beautifully written love story that had a hint of mystery to it and a few surprising twists, that I absolutely adored! This book was extremely gripping, intense, and a heartwarming story that had me totally engaged and interested right from the very first chapter to the very last page. I was totally intrigued and emotionally invested in this whole story and I really appreciated that I went into this one blind. Some parts of this novel I had an intimate and emotional connection to.

    ROSIE WALSH delivers an original, well-paced and well-written read here with believable and convincing characters. I could totally relate to Sarah & Eddie’s characters and their short and intense relationship. My relationship with my husband was so similar to the love story in this book. So for that very reason I found this story both intense and beautiful and had me choked up quite a few times. I was totally entertained and flew through those pages!

    Publishing Date: July 24, 2018

    This was another extremely compulsive read for me as I was emotionally invested and gripped right from the beginning which followed through to that extremely touching and stunning conclusion. Would highly recommend!

    Thank you so much to Edelweiss, Pamela Dorman Books / Penguin Publishing Group and Rosie Walsh for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review.

    Review written and posted on our themed book blog Two Sisters Lost In A Coulee Reading.

    Coulee: a term applied rather loosely to different landforms, all of which refer to a kind of valley.

  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister

    (Urban dictionary knows how it feels.)

    has been

    —and she is

    okay. After almost a full week of pure bliss, Sarah and Eddie have fallen hopelessly in love with one another despite having only just met.

    Yes, it’s a shameless bout of insta-love, and I, for once, didn’t hate it.

    When life finally pulls these two lovebirds out of their romantic coc

    (Urban dictionary knows how it feels.)

    has been

    —and she is

    okay. After almost a full week of pure bliss, Sarah and Eddie have fallen hopelessly in love with one another despite having only just met.

    Yes, it’s a shameless bout of insta-love, and I, for once, didn’t hate it.

    When life finally pulls these two lovebirds out of their romantic cocoon, Eddie promises Sarah he’ll call…BUT…he never does.

    Convinced this is the real deal, Sarah becomes desperate for answers and will stop at almost nothing to obtain them, even if this quest includes compulsive phone calls and incessant messaging, until it gradually devolves into the self-depreciating task of flat out googling “why didn’t he call?”...

    This plot is focused, and squeezes its reader into the manic grip of Sarah’s growing insanity, dragging us on a journey that is both obsessive and dryly comical.

    She’s kind of unraveling, and it’s kind of ridiculous, but I also kind of loved it because who hasn't been on the receiving end of being *ghosted* at least once in their lives, convinced that death-by-rejection might in fact be a thing?

    What I enjoyed most about this book was the writing and originality, especially that of the first half. Sure, the plot itself is, at times, redundant and tends to have some dragging points, but woven into this prolonged cycle of Sarah-finding-Eddie are heartbreaking side stories with extremely touching outcomes.

    For me, this was good storytelling, and even though there are elements I wish had more focus and some that could have been a bit less pronounced, I had fun with this one and would recommend it not necessarily as a love story, but a tale of the lengths people will go to in order to find some happiness. And, of course, to witness firsthand the art of being

    *Traveling Sister Read!*

  • Angela M

    2.5 rounded up .

    This is one that I thought I would love - what’s not to love about a love story? But I just didn’t connect. There were several things that rang true in this novel- marriages don’t always work, accidents happen and handling grief is difficult and different for each of us. There definitely were some tough things that happened to the characters and I felt for them over their losses, over the burdens they carried. But the premise of the book that had a woman falling apart after a one

    2.5 rounded up .

    This is one that I thought I would love - what’s not to love about a love story? But I just didn’t connect. There were several things that rang true in this novel- marriages don’t always work, accidents happen and handling grief is difficult and different for each of us. There definitely were some tough things that happened to the characters and I felt for them over their losses, over the burdens they carried. But the premise of the book that had a woman falling apart after a one week affair with a man who disappears from her life just didn’t work for me, mainly because there just wasn’t enough of their time together shown to reflect a realistic connection between them for me. If I had felt that connection, I could have gone with the flow and accepted all of the coincidences that made this feel a little contrived with a predictable ending. It’s barely 3 stars for me. Bottom line is that I’m not the audience for this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this does well with fans of romance. I upped it to 3 stars in spite of the things I didn’t connect with because I did connect with the grief expressed by Sarah and Eddie for their sisters in the letters they wrote. This was my first read with Traveling Sisters and I enjoyed getting the perspectives of others who read this, even though we all didn’t agree.

    I received an advanced copy of this book from Pamela Dorman/Penguin Publishing Group through Edelweiss.

  • Tammy

    I’ll preface this by saying that many readers will be enthralled by Ghosted. It may be my cold, dark heart but I am not among them. After spending six days together, Eddie and Sarah fall hopelessly in love. Both are pushing forty and I can’t help but think this is quite a stretch. Poof! Eddie disappears; Sarah is devastated and spends an inordinate amount of time trying to find him. This was tedious and rather pathetic. Eddie’s side of the story is equally insipid. Again, blame my cold, dark hea

    I’ll preface this by saying that many readers will be enthralled by Ghosted. It may be my cold, dark heart but I am not among them. After spending six days together, Eddie and Sarah fall hopelessly in love. Both are pushing forty and I can’t help but think this is quite a stretch. Poof! Eddie disappears; Sarah is devastated and spends an inordinate amount of time trying to find him. This was tedious and rather pathetic. Eddie’s side of the story is equally insipid. Again, blame my cold, dark heart not the novel. Coincidence and contrivance continue until it’s wrapped up with a big shiny bow. As a debut novel, it’s fine and I think Walsh will have a successful romance writer’s career. If you are a romance reader, keep her on your radar.

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

    The concept of "ghosting" intrigued me but

    ended up being something other than what I expected.

    Sarah & Eddie meet, spend a week together & fall deeply in love. Maybe my romantic heart has hardened with age but the fact that this thirty-something year old woman became OBSESSED with Eddie after 7 days just didn't seem romantic to me. It felt unstable. All her frantic, unanswered attempts to reach out to Eddie

    The concept of "ghosting" intrigued me but

    ended up being something other than what I expected.

    Sarah & Eddie meet, spend a week together & fall deeply in love. Maybe my romantic heart has hardened with age but the fact that this thirty-something year old woman became OBSESSED with Eddie after 7 days just didn't seem romantic to me. It felt unstable. All her frantic, unanswered attempts to reach out to Eddie crossed a line in my mind. She appeared desperate, unbalanced and stalkerish.

    I found myself feeling annoyed with Sarah's behavior. I simply had no sympathy for her as a character, mostly because of the way she was acting. She was very self-centered not even noticing what her friends were going through around her due to her "Eddie Tunnel Vision". Yet, I admittedly was still intrigued by what could have actually led to Eddie "ghosting" her. Walsh laid out several breadcrumbs and my curiosity was definitely piqued. There was no doubt that I had to know what was actually going on. Was Eddie married? Was he a criminal? Was Sarah actually mentally unbalanced and imagining the connection they had?

    So, back to my conflicted feelings regarding

    . Sarah genuinely annoyed me and I found the whole insta-love aspect far-fetched. Yet, I have to also admit that I found the book compulsively readable. I couldn't put it down because despite its failings, I did want to find out what was actually going on. I couldn't look away from Sarah unravelling before my eyes. Her actions were reminiscent of a character in a bad Lifetime movie. If you're like me, you can't flip the channel on one of those either so you understand! One surprising aspect was that I really connected with the grief aspect of the story. The loss of a loved one is palpable, raw & real. I thought Walsh's portrayal of the way various family members handle grief differently in response to tragedy was empathetic, honest & very well done.

    I enjoyed some of the twists this book took and it definitely wasn't what I expected going in. Unfortunately, I just never had a big enough connection to Sarah & Eddie's insta-love relationship to feel fully invested in what happened with them and that was the bulk of the book.

  • Meredith

    Sarah and Eddie met by chance. They spend seven glorious, passion-filled days together and make plans for the future. But then Eddie “ghosts” Sarah, who cannot comprehend why the love of her life would vanish without a trace. Sarah verges on obsession trying to find out what happened to Eddie and begins to question whet

    Sarah and Eddie met by chance. They spend seven glorious, passion-filled days together and make plans for the future. But then Eddie “ghosts” Sarah, who cannot comprehend why the love of her life would vanish without a trace. Sarah verges on obsession trying to find out what happened to Eddie and begins to question whether or not there time together was real.

    It took until I reached the 50% mark for me to get into this. I found the first half boring and Sarah’s obsession with Eddie began to grate on my nerves. Since the reader only gets glimpses of her time with Eddie vs. being immersed in their time together, I didn’t feel their connection and began to wonder if Sarah was mentally ill. I was going to DNF and began scrolling through my tbr to plan my escape. But I had some questions about Sarah and came up with a crazy theory, so I kept on reading to see if I was right about her--I was completely wrong.

    Since I never felt the romantic tension between the characters, I could care less about whether or not they got together and the air of mystery keeping them apart just made me more frustrated. Had we seen them together, perhaps my feelings for them would have grown. But alas, they did not.

    Lastly, there were some weird transitions and time jumps. I read an ARC of

    , so the final version might read a little differently. In the version I read, I had to keep going back to see if I missed certain events (I did not) or if the author just skipped over some important events (it appears she did).

    I feel like

    has a lot of potential, and I was intrigued by parts of it. However, I have a read a few romances recently that kept me reading all night to see if the characters would get together (or back together) and sadly Ghosted just doesn't compare.

  • Melissa

    I’ve never shied away from the fact that I’m a reader with a strong opinion, so why start now? It’s not that I enjoy writing one star reviews or labeling something as

    , but the reality is, there are books that walk into my life and don’t work for one reason or another.

    It was the promise of a love story and the loaded title, wrapped in a pretty package, that started the incessant pitter-patter in my chest—I was so sur

    I’ve never shied away from the fact that I’m a reader with a strong opinion, so why start now? It’s not that I enjoy writing one star reviews or labeling something as

    , but the reality is, there are books that walk into my life and don’t work for one reason or another.

    It was the promise of a love story and the loaded title, wrapped in a pretty package, that started the incessant pitter-patter in my chest—I was so sure,

    would be one to remember.

    In hindsight, maybe I should have listened to the voice in my head telling me—after only a few chapters—this wasn’t going to go well and simply moved on. Instead, ever the optimist and down a

    credit, I decided to stuff those nagging feelings somewhere deep and forge ahead with an open mind. I could make this work, right?

    The first red flag, my inability to succumb to the author’s style. Her writing lacked finesse and landed more on the bland side of the spectrum, when she wasn’t getting caught-up in the weeds . . .

    .

    has a strange penchant for drifting off and describing the outdoor scenery, regardless of the fact that her characters find themselves indoors or that it’s simply irrelevant to the storyline. I’m talking trees, grass, valleys, grass, birds, grass, the sky . . . did I mention the grass? It seems to be a favorite of hers.

    The big beating heart of the story should have been the couple, Sarah and Eddie, who supposedly fall desperately in love after spending a mere “

    ” together. Here is where the problem lies—as readers, we are only privy to a few vignettes over that seven day period, meaning the development of Sarah and Eddie’s relationship is

    . Missing out on the best part of any budding relationship—the actually falling—colors this entire story with a deep shade of insta-love. Failing to see, understand or feel the spark of the couple’s connection in my bones, I couldn’t view Sarah’s actions, after she’s "ghosted" by Eddie, as anything more than the insipid whining of a very desperate woman. Granted, being "ghosted" would hurt, but after seven days, by a man you barely know, to be

    obsessed? Come on. Had Sarah been 15 to 20 years younger—she’s on the brink of 40 and not yet divorced from her husband of 17 years, who she’s now come to realize she never really loved?—maybe I would have cut her some slack and not pitied her desperation quite so much.

    The author tries to weave some mystery into the storyline, but the execution is melodramatic, at best. The sheer number of coincidences, irrelevant secondary characters—each with their own carry-on bags jam-packed with drama—and the author trying her hand at trickery, one too many times, left me wishing I would have trusted my gut and ghosted this cast early on.

    💜

    #selectionremorse

  • Diane S ☔

    Although I did finish this book, and the ending had some touching moments, I do not feel comfortable assigning a rating. This is because, quite frankly, I skimmed through quite a bit of this. I just never connected with many of the plot points, and also thought there was way to much teenage angst present, from a middle aged woman. This was a sisters read and many loved this so.......it's quite possible it is not the book that is at fault, but myself who chose to read a book that was not for moi!

    Although I did finish this book, and the ending had some touching moments, I do not feel comfortable assigning a rating. This is because, quite frankly, I skimmed through quite a bit of this. I just never connected with many of the plot points, and also thought there was way to much teenage angst present, from a middle aged woman. This was a sisters read and many loved this so.......it's quite possible it is not the book that is at fault, but myself who chose to read a book that was not for moi!

    So will leave it at that. A cop out I know, but the best I feel able to do in all fairness. Read the other reviews and judge for yourself whether or not you think the book will appeal.

    ARC from Edelweiss.

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