The Man Who Didn't Call

The Man Who Didn't Call

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The "OMG" romance of the year, The Man Who Didn't Call by Rosie Walsh is a heart-wrenching love story with a dark secret at its heart, for anyone who's waited for a phone call that didn't come.

'I absolutely loved this book' Liane Moriarty

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 37mm | 482g
  • Mantle
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1509852735
  • 9781509852734
  • 46,881

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Walsh has created a deeply moving romance with an intriguing mystery and a touching portrait of grief at its heart . . . A romantic, sad, and ultimately hopeful book that's perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes * Kirkus * A completely gripping story that makes your heart ache and eyebrows raise at the twists and turns Rosie Walsh expertly throws at you * Bookends and Blurbs * A brilliant debut novel that explores the power of fate . . . Walsh has a gift for blending complex characters, intricate backstories, and neck-snapping plot twists * Booklist * Some books are entertaining, some books are affecting and some, like this one, creep under your skin, travel through your veins and settle in your heart . . . I could write about the mystery at the heart of this book and the many brilliant twists that I didn't see coming (VERY rare) but what will stay with me, and the reason I cried when I finished this book, is the absolutely stunning way Rosie Walsh writes about love, forgiveness and redemption. There is so much truth and heart in this book . . . I absolutely loved it -- Cally Taylor A beautifully constructed story of forgiveness and redemption and, most of all, love * Daily Express * Big-hearted, smart, redemptive -- Emylia Hall An intricate puzzle of a novel . . . Equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming; I was engrossed until the final poignant moment -- Jill Santopolo If you're looking for a romance with all the page-turning twists of a psychological thriller then add this to your reading list * Sunday Express, S Magazine * Am breathless from this addictive rollercoaster of a book! Not only utterly compelling but deeply empathetic and engaging -- Penny Parkes Incredibly crafted, huge depth, amazing characters and beautiful prose. I loved it -- Cesca Major Beautiful, honest, tender, captivating, utterly unforgettable * Heat magazine * A heart-stoppingly tender portrayal of love, loss and all that comes in between -- Isabelle Broom Beautifully written and emotionally intelligent -- Kate Riordan This brilliantly written romance is the perfect summer read * The Sun * Tender and immensely moving, its tightly-woven plot keeps you guessing right until its breathless end . . . Depicts the thrill of romantic love so beautifully that it made my spine tingle -- Catherine Isaac Utterly brilliant -- Laura Kemp This captivating high-concept love story is chock-full of secrets, loss and grief, with plenty of twists and tissue-sodden emotional moments -- Fanny Blake * Woman & Home * I couldn't stop reading once I started -- it just grabbed me and wouldn't let go -- Rachael Lucas I finished The Man Who Didn't Call two days ago, now, and am still unable to start another book . . . I don't think I have ever read such a perfect novel -- Gillian McAllister One of the best books we've read all year * The Sun, Fabulous magazine * My heart ached, then raced, then skipped a beat, then did it all over again until I finally put this book down. What a ride! . . . I loved it -- Lucy Dillon A gorgeously romantic, beautifully structured, page-turning mystery. A total joy -- Katy Regan Fans of Me Before You or One Day will love The Man Who Didn't Call, which also has a tenderness, humour and an almighty plot twist that defies all comparisons * Red * Beautifully written with a clever twist, and an ending that made me cry -- Sarah Vaughan I completely adored it. Rosie Walsh has created such strong characters, and so much warmth . . . Just beautiful -- Jane Green One of this summer's best reads * Grazia * A beautiful, incredibly affecting, edge-of-your-seat love story which deals with grief, mental illness, family and guilt in touching and sensitive ways . . . Hugely compassionate -- Julie Cohen Brilliantly relatable, modern and smart * Sunday Mirror * Never have I been more tempted to skip to the end of a book because I was SO desperate to find out why he hadn't called . . . This book is the very definition of unputdownable -- Jill Mansell A real page-turner of a read with an "OMG" twist * Closer * Amazing, beautiful and wonderful. I cannot express enough how much I enjoyed this gorgeous book -- Milly Johnson This story will break your heart and put it back together * Prima * A perfect read if you loved Me Before You or One Day -- Sarra Manning A wonderful love story - achingly sexy, modern, heart-breaking - with the most fantastic twist -- Eve Chase If you only read one book this year - make it this one * Heat * A gorgeous love story with a dark secret at its heart. Beautifully written, this is full of tenderness, humour and warmth - I adored it -- Lucy Diamond Stayed up till 2am to finish it last night! Loved it -- Sophie Hannah Wise, warm and beautifully written, with a fantastic twist * Daily Mail * A delight. Moving and relatable, with characters you'll fall in love with. One for your wish list -- Clare Mackintosh I absolutely loved this book and didn't want it to end -- Liane Moriarty
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About Rosie Walsh

Rosie Walsh has lived and travelled all over the world, working as a documentary producer and writer.
The Man Who Didn't Call is her first book under her own name.
She lives in Bristol with her partner and son.
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Rating details

33,135 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 23% (7,777)
4 40% (13,240)
3 27% (8,892)
2 7% (2,474)
1 2% (752)
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