Imagine you meet a man, spend seven 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 Man Who Didn’t Call is out in hardback on the 14th June 2018 and currently available in eBook.
Wow what a rollercoaster!!! When I got roughly 100 pages into this book I described it as an upbeat mystery but can I just say that I have been well and truly put through the ringer!!
This book was so completely different to what I thought, a romance with a bit of mystery, and instead it turned into this addictive, emotional book that I couldn’t put down and stayed up until a ridiculous time in the morning trying to finish. The number of times throughout this book where I just had to know what happened and promised myself only one more chapter. Let me tell you The Man Who Didn’t Call gave me a book hangover, I was thinking about it for days afterwards.
You know when you are reading a book and you think, oh I know what’s going to happen, well I was wrong every single time and it was the best feeling. The plot was marvellous, the way it kept turning everything on its head and still had me desperate to know what was happening. I’m keeping my lips shut because you really don’t want this book spoiled for you, but everything about the way it has been put together draws you in and makes you so invested that you don’t want to come up for air.
The characters were brilliant, Sarah was someone I couldn’t help but like and you could really feel for her being in that position, she knows something bad has happened but doesn’t know what. That thrown in with all the other things going on, which was one of the things I really admired about this story it has this romance as a focus but there are also so many other things going on in her life with her friends and family. It just makes Sarah feel like a much more well-rounded character that the backdrop to wanting to know about Eddie is having to deal with everything else too.
Sarah’s friends were also brilliant, they definitely gave the story another dimension, if she started to get too hung up on Eddie or too insular with her thoughts she would get a massive reality check from them. Not always directly but their problems certainly put things in perspective on occasion.
I think though what got me the most about the book was the many relationships and how brilliantly they were portrayed, there are a lot of things that have marked them like grief, mental health, and regret and the way they are dealt with is so true to form. I love that the story became about so much more than just finding the guy, it was about getting redemption and forgiving yourself.
I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it again.
This is definitely one of my favourite reads of the year and I urge you to go out and get a copy, it will take you by surprise.