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3.77  ·  Rating details ·  70,376 ratings  ·  7,416 reviews
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.

Hardcover, 337 pages
Published July 24th 2018 by Pamela Dorman Books (first published May 1st 2018)
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Layla I completely agree and consider this one of the flaws of the book. I don't think it was properly addressed. I think Sarah deserved several apologies, …moreI completely agree and consider this one of the flaws of the book. I don't think it was properly addressed. I think Sarah deserved several apologies, especially from her idiot sister. I don't blame Eddie and his mom needing someone to hate, but I completely do not understand Hannah's reaction. I think we should have seen their reconciliation. There was a brief line about Hannah disliking herself but that wasn't enough to me. Who the hell doesn't talk to their sister for TWO DECADES because their sister chose to save their life. No matter how mad I get at my sister we're never at odds more than 2 days, much less 2 whole goddamn decades. AND if we're gonna nitpick, I'd say Alex's death is Hannah's fault because she's the stupid one who ran off in a car with a stranger. She was 12, not 8. So I see Hannah as a very despicable person tbh.(less)
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May 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018, not-for-me
“For anyone who has ever waited for the call that didn’t come . . .”

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 “not for me”, 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
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: edelweiss
Ghosted was a frustrating read--The majority of my frustrations stem from the book’s structure. While there are some wonderful pockets, as a whole this book did not work for me.

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
Kristin (KC)
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
*3.5 Stars*

GHOSTED: (Verb) When someone you love disappears without explanation…Then your friends and family act like you're crazy.
(Urban dictionary knows how it feels.)

Sarah Mackey has been Ghosted—and she is not 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
Aug 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-reads, 2018
I'll be honest and say that this book has left me feeling conflicted. The concept of "ghosting" intrigued me but Ghosted 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 crosse
Katie B
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
Angela M
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it
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
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it
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 ...more
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
Susan's Reviews
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it

I listened to the Audiobook, beautifully read by Katherine Press. She really brought this story to life. It was like "listening" to a movie. (I would actually NOT recommend that you read the book. You will not have the same experience. Katherine Press dramatized the heck out of this story!)

(On Audible, the title for this book is: The Man Who Didn't Call.)

Sarah has been inexplicably ghosted by Eddie, a man she had fallen hopelessly in love with. She could h
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'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! ...more
This was ill-advised.

By “this,” I mean “my reading this book, after purchasing it on a whim in the airport with little to no research, not even checking Goodreads on my phone, instead choosing to overpay for a weird paperback of a print variety I hate, in turn ignoring the whimsical adorable cover in the hopes this was more mystery than romance, perhaps of a variety that would include the paranormal creatures alluded to in the title.”

I only have myself to blame for this.

By “this,” I mean “an unp
Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
Norma and I read Ghosted with seven of our Traveling Sisters and we had some very strong views on this one that not only split us into two different Coulees but two Coulees nowhere near each other.

Ghosted starts off a bit slow and weighted down a bit as we are introduced to a story that seems like boy meets girl and they fall in love, but there is much more going on in this story than meets the eye though. For some of us we started to see a different story here hidden in the coincidences of thi
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
***3 STARS***

Unfiltered review here -

The first half of Ghosted was very self-loathing and boring, IMO. I contemplated giving up several times but I wanted to continue since I paid for the damn thing. The middle part was a bit better and my hopes of enjoying it were on the up and up. The last 80% or so was interesting but not exciting.

Honestly, if you’ve read the synopsis then you already know the first 65% of the book.

* Girl meets boy.
* Girl likes boy.
* Boy likes girl.
Carol (Bookaria)
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, romance, fiction
This novel turned out to be something completely unexpected, I liked it!

Sarah and Eddie met and spend seven wonderful days together with the promise of seeing each other again, however, after saying goodbye Sarah does not hear from Eddie again. She calls him, texts him, sends him messages on facebook with no response on his part. What happened to Eddie? Well, there’s a backstory which you will find out about if you read the book.

ghost·ing | ˈɡōstiNG/

the practice of ending a personal relations
Nikki Joyce
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 HOLY COW stars!

Wow! I absolutely love it when a book can catch me totally off guard. Ghosted is a quick, emotional and thrilling rollercoaster ride, with twists that I never saw coming.

Seven days. Just seven days. That’s all it took. When Sarah Mackey meets Eddie David, she suddenly finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance. It is the stuff of fairytales and love story movies…. Just one week together, and they are deeply connected. They know. They just know. They are meant to be togeth
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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I was fully prepared to come to this space and present myself sort of like this . . . . .

Now that I’ve logged on I realize only one of my GR friends has read this selection and she didn’t even rate it because it didn’t work for her either. It was Instagram that was flooded with this one since it was a Book of the Month selection awhile back. What a great feeling to be able to tell myself (at least for a minute) that I read someth
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
How many times have we heard stories from friends and family about how they met their future partner? How many of them told you that it was love at first sight or they “knew right away” that this was it? Those stories are few and far between. We will even joke to those people that their story should have been a Hallmark movie.
So what would you do if the “one” disappears after just seven days? How long and how hard would you spend searching for them?
Rosie Walsh’s book, “Ghosted”, takes that very
Cindy Burnett
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ghosted is a spectacular debut novel; it is beautifully written and perfectly paced, and I could not put it down until I was finished reading it. Walsh kept me guessing the entire time, and I thought the book was truly perfect from beginning to end. The plot and storytelling are unique, the characters are highly likeable, and the ending is both satisfying and believable. My one small complaint is that the book cover is not great; it bears no relation to the story and is not very appealing. Other ...more
Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up!

"But if I had my time again, I would not have given up,” Granddad said. “I don’t believe that love is meant to be like an explosion. It is not meant to be dramatic, or ravenous, or any of the silly words ascribed by writers and musicians. But I do believe that when you know, you know. And I knew, and I let it go without any real sort of fight, and I will never forgive myself that.”

I've been wanting to pick this book up for months and I'm glad I finally did. I had differe
✨Bean's Books✨
Nov 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
(Sigh) Another BOTM bust ☹️
Sarah and Eddie meet and instantly fall in love with each other. They spend seven perfect days together until Sarah has to go back to LA and Eddie has to go on holiday to Spain. When they part ways and he promises he will keep in contact but never does. Sarah becomes increasingly worried that something bad has happened to him. And she may be right...
Okay first off, Rosie Walsh enough with the damn grass already! This author has a tendency to over dramatize the scenery
Jul 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
I've been trying to digest my thoughts and I truly just didn't care for the story. And I really hate that I didn't because I wanted SO BADLY to love it.

Sarah and Eddie meet one day and hit it off instantly. After spending a week together Eddie leaves on vacation with promises to come back so they can figure out what’s going on between the two of them. The L word is even hinted so the sparks are definitely flying. Days go by and Sarah doesn’t hear from him. Has she been “ghosted” or has somethin
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
Ghosted is a new novel that presents a love story with quite a twist. A thirty something couple meet and spend six unforgettable days together. Their time is cut short by a long planned holiday overseas, but both vow to reconnect upon return. Only the phone call that is meant to reconnect them is never made. Ghosted is the tale of two people finding love, falling in love trying to recover after losing love. Ghosted is the latest absorbing love story from Ros
Frank Phillips
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
What a fantastic read! Probably one of my favorite books thus far this year!
I will say that I did go into this book expecting a psychological Thriller of some sorts, for those of you all that are expecting that it may not be the best book for you as it was a little bit of a mystery but overall I felt like it was more of a romance...don't get me wrong the mystery elements and the reveal at the end were great and it added to my overall feeling of the book, but there was nothing dark and twisted a
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-4
I was intrigued by the premise of this. Girl meets boy. They spend literally ONE WEEK together, and then he ghosts her. Or does he? She never hears from him again, which let’s face it, happens all the time in the dating world. (Not that it’s terribly polite.) She’s convinced something terrible has happened. Her friends are convinced he’s ghosted her and she’s being pretty darn desperate and clingy. We are left to follow her story in real time and flashback time. I was more intrigued by real time ...more
Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach
I read this book in a day... I just had to know what happened with Eddie!

I got to say, I was with Sarah for the first half of the book. We've all been there, right? But then she lost me. Continuing to message him and then to show up at the soccer game was just too much. A grown-ass woman should not behave that way. That's when I started to get annoyed with her. And to be so obsessed that she lets everything else in her life get messed. That's the behavior of a 16 year girl with her first love...
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliantly plotted, beautifully written, and hauntingly romantic!

Ghosted is the immersive, beguiling story of Sarah, a woman who spends seven wondrous days with the man of her dreams only to be devastated, mystified, and tormented with the question why when he seemingly disappears, and his promised call never arrives.

The writing is fluid, seamless, and expressive. The characterization is well done with an unforgettable cast of characters that are multilayered, strong, supportive, and determined
C.L. Taylor
Some books are entertaining, some books are affecting and some, like this one, creep under your skin, travel through your veins and settle in your heart. I'm writing this review feeling as though I have lived another life and sudden woken up in a new one - that's how deeply immersed I was in The Man Who Didn't Call (or Ghosted as it's called in the U.S.) I could write about the mystery at the heart of this book and the many brilliant twists that I didn't see coming (VERY rare) but what will stay ...more
Katie Ziegler (Life Between Words)
I know, I know. I'm so generous with my ratings. And maybe this is more of a 4, 4.5* read; But the heart wants what the heart wants. And my heart wanted this book. I don't know many women who *haven't* been ghosted by a boy, a man, a man-boy at one point or another in their life (even if the term ghosted is a descriptor that has only sprung up recently enough that I didn't know what it was before I looked it up on the interwebs) - it happened to me a few times, and the heartbreak was real, folks ...more
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Seven perfect days together. Then he disappeared. A love story with a secret at its heart."

When Sarah meets Eddie they instantly connect and fall in love. They spend seven perfect days together until Eddie leaves on a vacation, booked prior to their meeting, and promises to call from the airport.
He doesn't call.
Weeks go by without a word and Sarah becomes increasingly worried. Something must have happened to him, there has to be an explanation, the pure passion they experienced couldn't be aba
Jun 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
Ghosted started out so strong and slowly turned into a tedious and uninteresting mess. In it, Sarah meets a wonderful man Eddie, and spends seven blissful days with him. When they part at the end of that time, she knows it's love and he agrees. But then he disappears, never answering her calls or efforts to reach out.

The premise is interesting enough, but what follows is a long and mostly pointless story that is equal parts boring and odd. When Eddie disappears, Sarah is certain that he loves he
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