Last Night By Mhairi McFarlane
â€™Last Nightâ€™ is the latest book by Mhairi McFarlane.
Eve, Justin, Susie and Ed have been friends since they were eighteen. Now in their 30s, the four are still as close as ever, Thursday pub quiz night is still sacred, and Eve is still secretly in love with Ed. Maybe Eve should have moved on by now, but she canâ€™t stop thinking about what could have been. And she knows Ed sometimes thinks about it too. Then one night, in an instant, all their lives change forever. And, as Eve learns she didnâ€™t know her friends as well as she thought, she also discovers she isnâ€™t the only person keeping secrets.
When it comes to books by Mhairi, youâ€™re guaranteed to read a book packed with classic one liners, fantastic and relatable protagonists that you instantly connect with and a plot that will make you snort throughout.
But in Mhairiâ€™s latest book, itâ€™s filled with her trademark quirky characters and storyline but she also touched on grief and loss.
Eve has has a group of 4 best friends since secondary school. Susie, Justin and Ed. Eve and Ed have had a bit of complicated relationship after admitting feelings for each other but it never went anywhere. The 4 have maintained a tight friendship through the university years and now theyâ€™re in their mid 30â€™s. One night after a ritual pub quiz, the quartet is tragically changed leaving Eve question the friends that she thought she knew so well.
The story is seen through the narrative of Eve as she deals with the realisation that she didnâ€™t really know her friendship group and finds herself finding solace in Finlay, Susieâ€™s older brother who she was lead to believe is the bad guy.
I adored Eve, sheâ€™s fun, outspoken and heartbroken for the life that she used to have. The story is a romantic comedy as Eve and Finlay get to know each other under unexpected circumstances, but there are darker undertones to the story that does make for emotional reading in parts. Other supporting characters such as Finlay made for a delicious inclusion in the story, an estranged model that was always labelled the bad guy in Susieâ€™s family. As Eve and Finlay tentatively get to know each other, their interactions make for tender and fun moments.
I love Mhairiâ€™s writing, she has a skill of creating fantastic stories with such engaging characters that you instantly fall in love with and become friends with. As per her previous books, the story is packed with creative dialogue and one liners that made me giggle throughout.
â€˜Last Nightâ€™ is a beautifully written and observational story about heartache and friendship delivered with Mhairiâ€™s wit and charm that made for genuinely uplifting and emotional reading.
You can buy ‘Last Night’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.