The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh #BookReview


Author: Rosie Walsh

Genre: General Fiction

Format: Paperback 352 pages

Release Date: 25 July 2019

Publisher: Pan

I borrowed this book from my local library. 


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.

My Thoughts

I was really drawn to this book because let’s face it, most of us at one point or another have been the recipient of a man who never called. I was intrigued before I even read the first page as to why the man in this book doesn’t. 

The story starts with your typical love tale, girl meets boy, in this case, Sarah meets Eddie. They have a fantastic fairytale week together and fall in love. Eddie is due to go on holiday at the end of the week and Sarah is only over in the UK visiting but they swap numbers and promise to keep in touch. Sarah is convinced it’s love and that Eddie feels the same way as her so for the life of her can’t understand why all of a sudden Eddie goes radio silent and she never hears from him again. 

I’ve seen this book described as various genres but for me more than anything, it was the mystery aspect that stood out for me. The fact that we don’t know why Eddie dropped off the face of the earth after what seemed like the perfect week with Sarah. It was this part more than anything that kept me reading on to the end needing to know whether he really was just one of those blokes or whether there was a more sinister reason and I strongly suspected the later. 

I really couldn’t have guessed the ending and the reasoning but I thought it was very well put together on the authors part and explained a lot of things nicely. This book was a mixture of highs and lows and I enjoyed reading through all of them with Sarah and Eddie. 

About the Author

Rosie Walsh lives in Bristol with her partner and their son. Under the pseudonym Lucy Robinson, Rosie blogged for Marie Claire about love and dating, and published four novels in the UK. The Man Who Didn’t Call is the first novel under her own name.

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