Saturday, March 2, 2019
Ghosted- Rosie Walsh
When I first heard about Ghosted by Rosie Walsh from another blogger, I did something a little out of character for me: I ran off to the library website, found an e-copy, and put it on hold.
Years ago, I used to check out e-library books all the time when I had a nook. And then I got a kindle, and then I got away from reading e-books in general when I was reading down the mostly nonfiction on my Goodreads list (I prefer to read paper copies of nonfiction so I can easily turn back and forth and re-read certain bits), and I developed this anxiety over figuring out how to check out these e-library books. (I mean, you're here on the blog of someone who once won an iPod in a contest and was so freaked out about screwing it up that she left it in the box for six months, sooooooooo.) But this book intrigued me so much that I moved past that fear and put it on hold, and you know what? It was so easy! (Although my elderly Kindle Keyboard is having issues these days, so I'm probably going to have to replace it soon, sniff!)
Sarah Harrington has met the love of her life. She's only known Eddie David for a week, but those seven days were magical, filled with the kind of blissful love-at-first-sight that every romance reader dreams of. And when they part, it's full of exchanged promises, phone numbers, and Facebook friend requests. Sarah's sure that Eddie will return from his vacation and they'll pick up right where they left off...except that's not what happens.
No phone calls.
No Facebook activity.
Eddie's ghosted her. But how could that be possible? Sarah knows they had something special. What she felt for Eddie, she didn't even feel for the husband she recently divorced, and being with him helped her to feel something other than pain over the sister she lost so long ago. Despite her better judgment, Sarah begins trying to find out what happened to Eddie, leading her down a path that will further open wounds from the past when she discovers who Eddie truly is.
This story is twisty as a country back road. I understood Sarah's need to know that Eddie was at least alive (hello, anxiety!), which made her feel very real and immediate to me, and the twist that appears halfway through the book actually made my mouth drop open- I'm not the greatest at figuring out mysteries, but I didn't see that one coming at all, and it entirely changed my view of the whole story. I enjoyed the contrast of Sarah's life before and after the incident with her sister, the contrast between her life in England and her life in California. I did feel like there were a few things left up in the air at the end, though, including what Sarah's involvement in her own charity would be now that her situation had changed. That was never covered, possibly because it was beside the point, but I'm still curious! I do feel very satisfied knowing how this story turned out, as the review I read on another book blog seriously piqued my curiosity!
This was a fun read and I'm looking forward to reading many more e-library books on my kindle...as long as my poor kindle keeps trucking. *crosses fingers*