Oh how I loved this book! Definitely in my top five of the year because I loved the multi-genre aspect of this book. It had the banter of a chick-lit, the gripping tense nature of a thriller and the realism of contemporary fiction. It was utterly marvellous in every way and I’m so glad I picked it up.
Sarah has met the man of her dreams, it was instant love and she thinks Eddie is THE ONE. Except Eddie went on holiday and never came back, doesn’t answer his phone and his friends are being vague. What’s a girl to do, when she’s desperately and madly in love?
Is Eddie being a total bastard and ignoring her because he hasn’t the guts to tell Sarah its over, or is something bigger going on – could he actually be gone forever…
Walsh has created an incredible plot that just kept on giving. There are so many clues given along this story’s path and yet I hadn’t connected the dots, meaning the massive plot twist was a delicious surprise for me. I just can’t get over how adaptable this book is, it was like a chameleon constantly changing colour each chapter!
The pace of this story was perfectly balanced, it was fast enough to build suspense but it also allowed us to get to know the characters fully. I loved the friendship Sarah has with Tommy, Jo and Jo’s son; Rudi, it felt very natural, chilled and just like chatting to your own friends.
The hidden depth to this tale has meant the twists are even more memorable and you’re left with a tear in your eye, as you finish this book, blubbering away about how beautiful it was!
So if you’re in the mood for a rollercoaster of highs and lows, a few twists and a large sprinkle of laughter. This book is for you!
The Man Who Didn’t Call is currently out in Hardback and eBook versions by Mantle, with the paperback following in July next year.
Have you read this glorious book? Let’s chat!
Until next time, Chloé x