She kissed the groom. But she’s not the bride…
Edie thought she’d found The One…until he told her he was marrying someone else. And on the day of his wedding, when he kisses her, life really does go pear-shaped…
Labelled as a home-wrecker and office outcast, when her boss offers her the chance to get out of town Edie jumps at it, even though moving back in with her eccentric father and prickly sister isn’t exactly the escape she needs.
When her work throws her into the path of rising star and heartthrob Elliot, Edie is expecting a highly strung diva. But as their unexpected friendship develops, Elliot isn’t the only one in the spotlight…
Who’s that girl? Edie is ready to find out.
‘An effortlessly brilliant read’ GIOVANNA FLETCHER
‘No one writes such wry, emotionally complex romantic fiction as Mhairi McFarlane’ RED
‘The perfect balance of romcom and drama’ GRAZIA
Smart, sparkling and simply unputdownable, Who’s That Girl is perfect for fans off Sophie Kinsella, Sophie Ranald and Beth O’Leary.
‘An effortlessly brilliant read – will have you laughing when you shouldn’t and sobbing when you least expect it’ Giovanna Fletcher
‘Totally hilarious and wincingly real’ Jenny Colgan
‘Her best yet. Mhairi is single-handedly dragging romcoms into the 21st century’ John Niven
‘Her best yet – write faster!’ Holly Bourne
‘No-one writes such wry, emotionally complex romantic fiction as Mhairi McFarlane’ RED
‘The perfect balance of romcom and drama… the ultimate holiday read!’ GRAZIA
‘Warm, nuanced, compelling’ STYLIST
‘Intelligent and insightful’ HEAT
‘Sparky, smart, sore-stomach-laughing kind of read’ FABULOUS
Praise for Mhairi McFarlane:
‘Witty, sharp and giggle-inducing … This is modern and honest romantic fiction at its most accomplished’ HEAT
‘Who will love it? Want-it-funny lit-lovers’ GLAMOUR
‘An engaging read about finding yourself… I loved it’ DAILY MAIL
‘McFarlane’s writing will make you laugh out loud 5*’ SUNDAY EXPRESS
‘Brilliantly funny stuff’ FABULOUS
‘A delicious feast of comic romance … Smart and funny’ SUNDAY MIRROR
‘[McFarlane] has pulled it out of the bag again, crafting an impassioned novel of female self-discovery … Jam-packed with quirky social satire that delights and entertains’ OK
“Very very witty and funny. Left me in awe…a total gem.” (Marian Keyes)
“The funniest, most romantic book I've read since One Day.” (Lisa Jewell)
“I loved this book. It made me laugh and reminded me that anything's possible in love – and in everything else for that matter.” (Minnie Driver)
“I loved this: an original, genuinely funny, genuinely moving, modern love story.” (Katy Regan)
“Mhairi is darkly funny and quite, quite rude…You Had Me at Hello is a breath of tart, Northern air.” (Sarra Manning)
“Bitingly sharp and achingly funny…guaranteed to have you bent double. I absolutely loved it!” (Claudia Carroll)
About the author
Sunday Times bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane was born in Scotland in 1976 and her unnecessarily confusing name is pronounced Vah-Ree.
After some efforts at journalism, she started writing novels and her first book, You Had Me At Hello, was an instant success. She’s now written six books and she lives in Nottingham with a man and a cat.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Mhairi McFarlane’s Inside Story: “She is very true to one of my mission statements: to ensure that my heroines are architects of their own downfall. I mean, she kisses a guy on his wedding day. I was interested in taking a situation where you would automatically think, ‘My God, she must be the worst person in the world,’ and then actually digging into how it came to happen. Through that digging, you realise in full context that, fine, it wasn’t Edie’s finest moment, but she’s in no way someone who would set out to do something like that. I really liked the moral complexity.
“I’m also not really interested in arguments where one person is clearly right and one person is clearly wrong. I quite like the realistic messiness that tends to be the reality. What seems to segue really well in this book is that now we’ve got social media, everybody thinks they know everything about everybody else’s lives. I quite like the way Edie creates a fiction of herself online, which I think a lot of us do to some extent or another. Then, thanks to her actual behaviour, it all comes crashing down. She tears down her own life. The very forces she’s been harnessing to make herself look good are then turned upon her because she’s the vixen of the piece.
“I definitely like writing heroines that f*ck up, because we all do. If we all look back on our lives, how many bad situations have we been in in which we couldn’t find a single cause ourselves? That we’ve done nothing wrong? I mean, it just doesn’t really happen, does it?
“I love this book because people seem to keep finding their way to it. It didn’t come out with an awful lot of fuss, but it seems to be the one people are still reading years after it came out. Very foolishly, I wrote an open ending, too. In my mind, it wasn’t open at all. But by choosing not to write that one piece of dialogue, I have been ridden so hard online for years. The book’s currently under option with really good producers at the moment, which I’m quietly screaming about. So who knows if we might see it on screen one day…”
Great book, disappointing ending.
I absolutely loved every page of this book, expect the last. I really became attached to the characters and just one more “happily ever after”line would have completed this book perfectly. Other than the disappointing end I absolutely loved this book & feel it has a bit of a 50 shades vibe. I am yet to read the authors other books but will not hesitate if they are as good as this one.
Witty, smirk inducing, read
The fourth in a series of books than create a wonderful glee whilst reading, and a sense of place. A great self confident heroine, who you like from the start, and a contemporary commentary on fame/social media hysteria. An easy read and an empty feeling when it's over. Can't wait for the next one.