I loved this unpredictable, romantic book! First of all, the writing style reminded me a lot of one of my favorite authors, Liane Moriarty–humorous and light, the main character makes a lot of fun of herself but with a lot of twists and turns and things you don’t see coming. This book was slightly dark, but the writing style kept it light and airy in the best possible way.
Sarah meets Eddie on the anniversary of a horrific car crash she was involved in that took her sister. Sarah has moved to LA and started a business, but every year on the anniversary of the crash, she goes back to England to be with her parents. But this year, her parents are involved with caring for her grandfather. Sarah ends up alone and meets Eddie and the go to a pub and she ends up back at his house for a week since her parents are out of town. Sarah and Eddie fall in love. She leaves his house when he has to go on a trip to Spain. He never calls her again. Weeks and months go by and Sarah is miserable. She has two very fun, devoted, interested well-developed friends that she confides in and they have their own stories, too, but the story never gets too far from the plot. I thought it was extremely well-written with excellently drawn characters. It was a perfect light read about a dark subject. I think anyone who loves Liane Moriarty would love this book!
From the Publisher:
When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it’s mutual: It’s as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn’t call.
Sarah’s friends tell her to forget about him, but she can’t. She knows something’s happened–there must be an explanation.
Minutes, days, weeks go by as Sarah becomes increasingly worried. But then she discovers she’s right. There is a reason for Eddie’s disappearance, and it’s the one thing they didn’t share with each other: the truth.