Published: 11 March 2021 11 March 2021

Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane

Eve has been friends with Susie, Ed and Justin since sixth form, and most Thursdays you will find them taking part in their local pub quiz. Then one evening, as they all head home, something horrific happens which has unforeseen consequences for them all.

Set in Nottingham, Last Night is a bit darker than Mhairi McFarlane’s previous novels, with less focus on romance, but this is not a bad thing as it is a wonderful story about friendship, loss, betrayal and moving on. The characters are well written, there is humour to lighten the darkness, a road trip, interesting pop culture references, and even a lovely cat called Roger.  

Told solely from Eve’s point of view, we see the world through her eyes, so can only guess at the behaviour and motivations of the others, which adds to the mystery. The secrets of the past are slowly revealed and make her question just how well they all knew each other.

Last Night is Mhairi McFarlane at her absolute best; her witty and insightful writing just gets better with every book. Never mind what category this book fits into, it’s a great story that will take you on a journey along with Eve as she tries to make sense of the past, and build a better future for herself.

I have read and enjoyed all of Mhairi McFarlane’s books, so requesting this was a no-brainer. Thanks to HarperCollins and NetGalley for a digital copy to review #fLastNight #MhairiMcFarlane