THE MAN WHO DIDN'T CALL BY ROSIE WALSH
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?
This book was not at all what I was expecting. I remember seeing posters of it all over the tube in London and thinking it was just another 'He's not into you, he's not going to call' kind of book, but boy was I wrong! I want to thank WH Smith for constantly having those 'Buy 1, Get 1 Half Price' deals because I probably wouldn't have picked this up otherwise.
Ok enough rambling, onto the book!
This book is so emotional and will pull on your heart strings. You immediately feel invested in Eddie and Sarah's story and the raw passion that lies there is intoxicating. The story is so relatable in many ways because we have all found ourselves in that position where we are constantly checking our phone to see if he/she/they have been in touch. It's such an excruciating experience and is portrayed really well in this book.
But suddenly, the twists and turns come and you realise this book isn't at all what it seems and there are deeper secrets at the heart of it. I won't say much more because I don't want to give it away but I loved the journey this book brought me on and thought it was really well done! My main criticism is the title, it's quite misleading and does a disservice to the book I think. I know we say never judge a book by its cover but I think the title is slightly different and is the first thing an author has to grab readers' attention.
IN 3 WORDS/PHRASES:
“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.”
I actually really liked Sarah. She's a little flawed and annoying at times but that's why I liked her, she was real.