"I cannot remember the last book I loved as much... a luminous, heart-achingly beautiful love letter to friendship. Knockout!" — Josie Silver, New York Times bestselling author
International bestseller Mhairi McFarlane explores lifelong friendships, long-buried secrets, and unexpected love in a heartfelt, emotional new novel, perfect for fans of Evvie Drake Starts Over, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird, or In Five Years.
Eve, Justin, Susie, and Ed have been friends since they were teenagers. Now in their thirties, the four are as close as ever, Thursday night bar trivia is sacred, and Eve is still secretly in love with Ed. Maybe she should have moved on by now, but she can’t stop thinking about what could have been. And she knows Ed still thinks about it, too.
But then, in an instant, their lives are changed forever.
In the aftermath, Eve’s world is upended. As stunning secrets are revealed, she begins to wonder if she really knew her friends as well as she thought. And when someone from the past comes back into her life, Eve’s future veers in a surprising new direction...
They say every love story starts with a single moment. What if it was just last night?
"[A] book I almost wish I’d written, except that would have robbed me of the intense joy of reading it... the kind of novel that will have you putting everything else on hold so you can keep turning pages until you reach its sparkling, brilliant end.” — Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation
A woman's rose-colored view of her tight circle of friends is shattered in this heartfelt and funny story of loss and recovery from McFarlane (If I Never Met You). Thirty-something Eve Harris's life is turned upside down after the death of her best friend, Susie Hart. As Eve struggles to adapt to life without Susie—and contends with the sudden presence of Susie's estranged brother, the gorgeous but gloomy Finlay, in her life—she discovers that Susie and their dear friend Ed Cooper were keeping a secret from her. Eve has always secretly loved Ed and believed they had a special connection, so the betrayal is doubly difficult. Now a reeling Eve must reevaluate their relationship and what she wants for her life. McFarlane balances sensitive observations on love, death, and friendship with an intoxicating sense of humor as Eve imagines Susie's witty asides in her head. Eve has a way with words and her ebullient narration delights, but the extensive dialogue threads between Eve and her friends can become over-the-top and unbelievable. Still, Eve is an engaging protagonist whose complex emotions keep the pages turning. This dynamic story of friendship, forgiveness, and finding love where it's least expected is perfect for Sara Desai fans and lovers of chick lit.
Laugh Out Loud
Poignant, heart wrenching, delightfully written story about unrequited love, loss, redemption and recovery. So good. And all this along with that dry Brit wit. Bloody hell. I may have to read it again!