Ghosts by Dolly Alderton

Q: Have you ever been ghosted? 

Oh God I think in my previous life I was ghosted 50 times, it’s so cowardly. But I’m sure I’ve ghosted someone since it’s easier but closure feels better.
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Ghosts
Dolly Alderton
Pub date : 8/3/21 -Out now
#arcreview
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So I had taken this picture cause I thought this was a thriller but then as I read realized this is about ghosting not ghosts. So it’s a dating book so I still think it fits in my original thinking. I mean this is a voodoo doll and I think Nina could have used this on a few people in this book.

This made me feel all the feels of dating the ups and downs. The frustrations of being the only single then being that mom with the single friends. Omg the mom with a newborn and a toddler and not even knowing your own name let alone what day it is.

My Dad had some health issues and would just mentally checkout and scare us so I felt that. I feel bad but it made my heart happy that my voice was the one that could bring him back from wherever he went.

Ugh and the horrible neighbor, being at odds and fighting with no open communication. I mean this didn’t go the way I thought at all but really I always think you can’t know what others are going through. Be kind we are all a little broken.

You don’t have to be in a relationship to be happy but if that is what you want then it sucks when people waste your time and lead you on! May the odds be in your favor if you are dating and looking for your person! 

Thank you @knopfdouble and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

Synopsis:

Nina Dean has arrived at her early thirties as a successful food writer with loving friends and family, plus a new home and neighbourhood. When she meets Max, a beguiling romantic hero who tells her on date one that he’s going to marry her, it feels like all is going to plan.

A new relationship couldn’t have come at a better time – her thirties have not been the liberating, uncomplicated experience she was sold. Everywhere she turns, she is reminded of time passing and opportunities dwindling. Friendships are fading, ex-boyfriends are moving on and, worse, everyone’s moving to the suburbs. There’s no solace to be found in her family, with a mum who’s caught in a baffling mid-life makeover and a beloved dad who is vanishing in slow-motion into dementia.

Dolly Alderton’s debut novel is funny and tender, filled with whip-smart observations about relationships, family, memory, and how we live now.

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