Review: The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.


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?

The truth.


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What I liked:

This book is incredibly gripping. I honestly thought I had the whole twist figured out, and then was proven so incredibly wrong. I love a thriller like that, where you’re completely side tracked by the twist.

I love the change of direction roughly halfway through the book. It starts of as a romance centric read, and you’re expecting to follow Sarah and Eddie’s frisson the whole way through. It becomes a little more dark and deceptive as the book progresses, which makes for some seriously gripping reading.

What I didn’t like:

Sarah annoyed me quite a lot of the time. Her desperation to contact Eddie after he had stopped getting in touch was rather sad to read – someone 10-15 years her junior would be a little more au fait with having been ghosted and gone on with their life.

While I didn’t predict the big reveal, there were quite a few things throughout the book that were a little obvious.

Out of five:

Three. I loved the concept but unfortunately the characters let this story down quite a bit.

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