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Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

A suspenseful story about a man who goes missing

Synopsis: Following her separation after 17 years of marriage, nearing the age of 40, Sarah meets Eddie. They spend a glorious week together with promises of meeting back up after their respective holidays. Two weeks later, Eddie has seemingly disappeared. Sarah is frantic and assumes something bad has happened to Eddie. Her friends think she is crazy for obsessing over a man she knew for one week, but Sarah is determined to find out where Eddie is.

As the story unravels tragedies of the past will be revealed, relationships will be tested, and decisions will be made.

My thoughts/feelings: I read Ghosted as part of a book club that I co-host. It was my co-host's selection for May. I think it's going to stimulate some excellent conversation at our meeting!!

This book was a slow burn for me. I didn't love the first 60%, but as things started to be revealed towards the end, I gained a better appreciation for the book. Several book club members LOVED this book, so that says that my opinion certainly does not ring true for all readers and if this sounds like a book you are interested in, please read it and judge for yourself! Several times, I have read books and thought, "Hm. I am so glad I read this as a book club and not alone." Sometimes what I feel a book lacks in sheer entertainment factor, it makes up for in conversation starter factor (HA! I'm clearly not a writer. I hope that makes sense to all of you!) - making it a great choice for book clubs or buddy reads.

Out of all the characters in this book, I loved Rudi the most. He is the 7-year-old son of Sarah's best friend Jo. He had a quirky and funny attitude reminiscent of my own two sons, and made me laugh on several occasions.

Favorite Quotes:

"The world has raised its whip;where will it descend?"

"Sometimes the elephant is just too big for the room."

"We are not just victims of our lives. We can choose to be happy."

Thank you to @alicia_marks_it for this fabulous book club logo!

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