When Sarah met Eddie on a quiet road in the English countryside, she knew he was the one. The week they spent together was a whirlwind of bonding and intimacy. The two parted ways – Sarah, back to the U.S. and Eddie remaining in the U.K. – and exchanged contact information, promising to be in touch. There was no doubt that theirs was a real and lasting love. But then Eddie visited Sarah’s Facebook page and saw it: the post that reminded Eddie of a painful past that had haunted his family for decades. Sarah, unaware of her connection to Eddie, returned to Los Angeles and was baffled as to why he never reached out. Something had to have been deeply wrong. Was he in danger? And if so, then who was reading the messages she had sent?
In Ghosted, what seems like unrequited love on the surface reveals itself to be a much more complex and heart wrenching story about loss, forgiveness and moving on. A romantic thriller for the 21st century, this American debut novel by Rosie Walsh shows just how hard it is to hide without leaving behind digital trails. For those who can’t get enough of the dark, twisty turns in books like Gone Girl, this is another must read.