Friday, 15 March 2019

Book Club Blog Style - Take 9!

Sorry for the little lull in posts this past few days guys, I've been bed bound with a chest infection and unable to post at all.
I'm coming back with something I used to love posting - book reviews.
Starting with my new fave from my favourite author since I was obsessed with Jacqueline Wilson!

The Man Who Didn't Call - Rosie Walsh



The description that comes with this book is:
'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 truth.'


I have been obsessed with Rosie Walsh's work since I first read Passionate Love Affair With a Total Stranger which she wrote under Lucy Robinson. You can read the review I done on this all the way back in 2014 here.

Sarah Mackey is originally a small town girl who is big in town after moving to LA. In the mist of a divorce and some family turmoil, she stumbles upon Eddie David in a field near Sarah's parents house. They spent an amazing week together - both claiming love and promising to stay together and make this work when Eddie returns from his holiday and before Sarah returns to LA.
Then something weird happens.. Eddie vanishes completely. No calls, texts, messages or anything were answered and even after a desperate plea for information on his facebook page only increases Sarah's obession with finding Eddie as his friends are also looking for him. Her obsession with finding Eddie begins to even effect her best friends Jo & Tommy who at first tell Sarah to forget about him but after mysterious phone calls they also grow concerned. 

I wish I could say more guys I really do but I don't want to spoil anything.
There is so so many unexpected twists, I actually gasped out loud.
I'm normally good at guessing these things  and didn't guess one small thing but the others were unbelievable!

A few times I did feel like Sarah's friend Jo and was getting a bit ticked off with her, I wanted to shake her and say 'YOU ARE ACTING MENTAL'.
But this I think made her more relateable, I know quite a few of my girls that have obsessed over a phone call that never came. Not quite to the extent Sarah gets to but still... 

I'm not saying it because I'm a huge fan but I have mad respect for Rosie Walsh also, she always takes  time out to reply to us on twitter and did even when she wrote under Lucy Robinson.  It means a lot when someone you admire appreciates you!

All I can say is you have to try this book for yourself. It is a mix of romcom/chic lit and thriller all in one. Sometimes you do want to slap Sarah silly but you will love her and her best friends never the less!

I wish I could say more guys but there are too many spoilers!
You have to trust me on this!
5/5!

Until next time guys,
Gemma x






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