Book Review: The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh

September 23, 2019 Book review 3 ★★★★½

I’ve never read a book by Rosie Walsh before but I loved the ghosted theme of this book blurb. Seems so relevant in todays world, and I’m always fascinated by why someone would just drop out of your life, with no explanation given.

Thanks to Pan Macmillan for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book Review: The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie WalshThe Man Who Didn't Call by Rosie Walsh
Published by Pan Macmillan on May 1, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Family Life, Love & Romance, Suspense
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley

The Man Who Didn't Call by Rosie Walsh is a heart-wrenching love story with a dark secret at its heart, for anyone who's waited for a phone call that didn't come.

Imagine you meet a man, spend six glorious days together, and fall in love. And it’s mutual: you’ve never been so certain of anything.
So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him.But he doesn’t call.
Your friends tell you to forget him, but you know they're wrong: something must have happened; there must be a reason for his silence.
What do you do when you finally discover you're right? That there is a reason -- and that reason is the one thing you didn't share with each other?

The truth.

ARC REVIEW Page-Turner Romance suspense Tear Jerker

My thoughts on The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh

I thought this book needed a little time to get going, and I didn’t immediately fall for the romance between the main characters. But slowly my heart opened to them both, and I felt beyond frustrated for Sarah that Eddie entered and left her life so dramatically.

As the backstory is slowly revealed, I thought I knew where the book was headed. But was delighted to be proven wrong. And even though the book needed time to set the scene and draw me in, once I was hooked, I couldn’t read fast enough. It absorbed all my attention while I tried to make all the pieces fit together. I needed the truth, I needed all of it, and I needed it ASAP! And most of all I needed Eddie and Sarah to be together, as I knew he wasn’t just a ‘love them and leave them’ chancer.

“I wondered how it was that you could spend weeks, months—years, even—just chugging on, nothing really changing, and then, in the space of a few hours, the script of your life could be completely rewritten.” 

The Man Who Didn't Call by @TheRosieWalsh swept me away with an intriguing, heart wrenching and mysterious story. @MantleBooks Click To Tweet

There’s romance, and intrigue, and suspense and I thought all three of these were woven together to create a heart-wrenching, unforgettable read. Now I just need to get stuck in to Rosie Walsh’s back catalogue, as she knows how to get you invested into her characters lives and then sweep you away in their story.

Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: four-stars

Who should read The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh

I’d recommend this to you if you like emotional plots with likeable characters that snuggle into your heart. Fans of Marian Keyes, Liane Moriarty and Jane Corry should also enjoy.

About Rosie Walsh

Rosie Walsh is a writer and former documentary producer. The man who didn't call (UK title) / Ghosted (US title) is her first novel written under her own name; under the pseudonym Lucy Robinson she has written four other books. 
Having grown up in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Rosie now lives in Bristol with her partner and son.
Before having a baby, Rosie played violin in an orchestra, did yoga, dancing and running, volunteered at a literacy charity and enjoyed cookery, coastal walking and theatre. She now spends most of her time fantasising about lie ins and a clean kitchen!

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3 Responses to “Book Review: The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh”

  1. Angela

    I thought this was more of a thriller, but I’m glad to hear it’s not really so much. I’m intrigued and I want to know what happens!

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