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Ghosted by Rosie Walsh


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by Rosie Walsh

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“I absolutely loved this book and didn’t want it to end.” —Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies

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Skye Sherman
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I was married and retired from the dating scene by the time the term “ghosted” entered our lexicon, but I'm no stranger to the righteous indignation of receiving a read receipt but no reply. I shudder to think what our devices (not to mention the internet) have done to us, but alas, here we are. And I can’t think of a book that better captures the madness of this first-world, twenty-first century torment than Ghosted, a triumphant debut with the twists of a mystery and the coy charm of a romance novel.

Ghosted tells the story of Sarah and Eddie, who, after a whirlwind, weeklong romance, make plans to reunite in a week’s time. But then Eddie completely disappears. Is he simply not returning her calls? Or has something terrible happened to him, leaving him injured … or worse? As Sarah races to uncover the truth, what unfolds is a tale of heartbreaking irony, existential agony, and the inexorable power of love.

Interspersed with texts, posts, and personal letters, reading Ghosted gives you the same feeling of sinful gratification as snooping through someone else’s Facebook messages (and, really, who can resist that?). The story’s heartwarming conclusion makes this book a solid beach read, but don’t miss its sly message: Technology may make it easier to connect, but it’s up to us to bridge the gaps that it creates.

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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.

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  • 39% Love
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  • 12% Dislike
  • Bethlehem , PA

    The story will be painfully familiar to anyone who’s “dated” in the digital age, but the story is twisty enough to compel you forward. And unlike real life there’s a promise of secrets to be revealed!

  • Marion, IA

    I loved not always being able to guess the outcome and that it didn’t seem like we would get a happy ending. The tragedy and story are so “real life” that I’m just glad they were both happy in the end

  • Freeport, IL

    Ghosted was a book I couldn’t put down! I couldn’t wait to have the mystery solved! When the ending came I couldn’t believe it! I thought I had it all figured out and then the author shocked us all!

  • Charlotte, NC

    I loved this book. From 3 chapters in I couldn’t put it down. I couldn’t figure out what happened... where did he go? Why couldn’t she forget him? Who is writing the letters? Kept the pages turning.

  • Duxbury, MA

    Reminded me a lot of something Liane Moriarty would write, in the best way possible (since I’m a die-hard LM fan). Kept me guessing all the way to the very (satisfying) end ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Land O Lakes, FL

    This will appeal to those who enjoy “slice of life” style, diving deep into a character’s emotions and thoughts. The main conflict will have YOU feeling very conflicted, and the twists blindsided me.

  • Covington, LA

    I really enjoyed this book! It maintained a great pace throughout it, had a good but believable twist, and closed up nicely. It didn’t get caught up in side plot lines that didn’t wrap up. Great read!

  • Pahrump, NV

    Rosie Walsh takes us on a thrill ride with “Ghosted.” What if? And then what if? And THEN what if?!? I wonder if even the author knew what would happen, until she threw her characters together to see.


    This book was one of my favorites I have read for a while!! I love the twist and turns and the romance between Sarah and Eddie proves we never where we might find our soul mate, even in odd circumstances

  • Somerville , MA

    A relatable book about 21st century dating, with a nice twist to book. I loved this book, and chewed through it in 1 day! A nice romantic break from the formulaic thrillers I’ve been reading of late.

  • Lorena, TX

    This was the perfect combo of mystery and romance. It surprised me how much I liked it—just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, I didn’t. I was compelled to find out how the pieces fit!

  • Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    How does a person disappear in today’s world of Facebook an d social media? Eddie disappeared after a one week whirlwind romance. Sarah stalked the internet looking for clues. Read in one rainy day!

  • Bronx, NY

    I feel like this book had the perfect mixture of wondering what happens next without giving you every detail of what’s to come brings slight tears to your eyes at her story of her sister and of love

  • Batavia, IL

    Once I started reading, I couldn’t put this book down! Jam-packed with love, mystery, and tragedy, Ghosted is a wonderfully, compelling read. I laughed, I cried, and I couldn’t put it down! 10/10,!

  • Calera, AL

    Wow! Best book I've read in 2018. I love a book that keeps me turning pages and the connection between Eddie and Sarah did just that. Not to mention, it left me with my mouth on the ground! Must read!!

  • Selah, WA

    Finished over half in one night. Couldn't put it down! This was amazing! Usually I can guess the book but with this one I couldn't until the very minute of the reveal! Great writing and great read!

  • Aldie, VA

    Tragic, heart-wrenching and deeply romantic. You find the love of your life but you can’t have him or at least can’t find him. Is he just not that into you? Or something deeper? Something darker?

  • Neenah, WI

    This book surprised me. I anticipated a fluffy read, but it had great depth of characters, complex emotional pull, and well-designed a redemptive ending, which I look for in all books.

  • Tyler, TX

    I loved this book! The unfolding of the story, from each of the characters point of view, gave me the opportunity to see each persons situation in a different light. Excellent story! Highly recommend!

  • Bristol, RI

    This book was seriously slow to start (took me about 100 pages to get into it) but once you're in, you're hooked. The second half of the book really picks up the pace and has so many twists-addicting!

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