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  • Just Last Night

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Mhairi McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Maya Saroya
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (101 ratings)

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Just Last Night

Written by: Mhairi McFarlane
Narrated by: Maya Saroya
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Publisher's Summary

"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 best-selling author)

International best-seller 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, number-one New York Times best-selling author of People We Meet on Vacation)

©2021 Mhairi McFarlane (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Excellent story

I was expecting a romance story but this book was so much more. This book had so many emotions. Eve was a great character who grew and changed so much. Loved it all.

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Complex, but not too Complex

I appreciated the writing, story telling and performance was well done.
I appreciated the building of characters as well as the unexpected/but expected ending.

A great, easy read that you can sink into

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excellent

wonderfully written, complex, not what I was expecting but once I started I couldn't stop listening!

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  • MDF
  • 2022-01-30

Worth every minute

If you’ve ever lost someone this close to you, if you’ve ever grieved, the first part will be a tough listen. Because the author knows grief and describes it perfectly. But, the process of watching Eve come through it is worth every memory of what your own grief felt like. Because you also realize you also came through your own.

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Tragic

I fully expected this to be a light and happy story. I definitely didn’t expect the dark sadness of this book. I was happy with the ending and I felt the characters found peace in the end. I kept listening because I paid for it but I almost stopped. I wish I had been warned about the sadness. I listen to books for the lighthearted happiness in a story, not real life tragedy. I know everyone likes something different though.

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Not my cup of tea

I just couldn’t relate to any of the characters. Just couldn’t get into it. Returning this one - DNF at 20%

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My new favourite

I didn’t expect much when I started reading this book, but I was hooked early. It is easily one of my favourites and I have read a lot of books!

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Not it

Such a disappointing read, not impressed. This was so boring and slow. The characters weren't very well written either

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Cute, not as expected

Subject matter was more serious (family/friend trauma) than I expected but I enjoyed it over all. I’m glad it didn’t take the obvious plot line it suggested early on.

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Heavy but heart warming

I really enjoyed this book. It is so smart, raw, and dives into the complexity of life and relationships.
TRIGGER WARNING: This book deals with in-depth grief and the trauma of it for the first half of the book. I felt it’s rawness deeply and suggest caution if you’re in a place of trauma or grief at this time.

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  • JLS007
  • 2021-05-16

Just Perfect.

I started listening to this book as a distraction while mowing the lawn. Around 10:30 I adjusted the speed to 1.75x so I could finish it before falling asleep. When I awoke, I re-listened to my favorite scenes about a million times at regular speeds. I've been allergic to great literature and articles this year, not having the emotional or intellectual fortitude such books require and only reading what is easy and gratifying as escapism. I was not prepared for all that this book made me feel. More beautiful and romantic for it's honesty about the cost and bravery that is required to grow oneself--to claim one's responsibility and power in becoming and to heal from painful experience by acting on its lessons. That's not to say it doesn't end with a tidy HEA. It still gave me the satisfying resolution I needed without the residual anxiety and disappointment in characters and situations that the more complex and evocative literature tends to leave me to wrestle with. Just what I needed. Highly recommended. I think this is her best yet.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-05-09

So good im speechless....loved it!!!

The story builds in such a intricate way. The characters are described so well. I felt as if they were people I went to school with. There were two or three significant happenings with the plot. I thought I knew what was going to happen.. then circumstances and characters changed. I enjoyed the book. I worried, laughed out loud, teared up and cheered when snarky people got what they deserved. I am new to this author. I have read and listened to three of her books in the last month! Best read in one day.. I was hiking during the first 15 chapters and sat listening to the rest while nestled in bed on a rainy day. The book leaves me pondering my friendships and the impact on my life.
K. Shumpert
Small town, MI
Former expat

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-06-07

Loss, Grief and Love done well

I found this to be a very moving, touching, interesting, amusing, heartbreaking and heart-filling story. Being a grief counselor, I feel I could pull passages directly from this to share with others, as the writer pegged so much of the complexity of grief and healing. For that alone, as it is fairly rare for a book of this genre to express it so clearly, I give it 5 stars. Some grieving people may feel the healing was too fast for real life, but I simply imagine that the healing continues after the story ends. Loss, grief and healing take time, honesty, struggle, compassion and support. This book has all of this. Loved the narrator too!

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  • Cher're
  • 2022-01-21

Not what I expected! This is not an upbeat book.

Spoiler alert! I wish that we didn’t spend as much time with our main character before she got involved with Finley and then to rush the ending. I also felt that we should have come to terms with our brooding romance of 18 years a lot sooner! Plus you didn’t need multiple chapters repeating how your life was going to change now that your friend who died. We got it. I really wanted to find out more about Finley and their relationship.

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  • Kristyn Rose
  • 2021-08-12

Bittersweet

The opening scene - which is repeated near the end - was quite difficult for me to hear. So much of this book too accurately portrays what it’s like when someone leaves an infills le joke in your life. I’ve had someone like that, and my heart broke for Eve. The story is well-told, if slightly predictable, with lessons about not letting others manipulate you, about being the boss of your own life. This was a good, if bittersweet, read.

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  • Lori Paulsen
  • 2021-06-16

It was an ok story

I finally got through it.. kind of slow moving and too much detail to get to where it was going..
I enjoyed the narrators voice and accent and fun words for things though

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-03-26

slow start

it took me some time to get into the story. initially, I thought about not finishing it. once I was emotionally invested I couldn't stop

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  • Mikel Smith Koon
  • 2021-10-11

Loved it!

I was considering returning the book at the beginning, concerned about the main character's self-destructive behavior. I'm so glad I hung in just a bit longer. Truly a lovely book!

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  • Kari Kirfman
  • 2022-12-04

Not the book I expected — better!

I’m not sure how to review this book without giving spoilers. One thing to note: this is not the book you may infer from the description. Instead, you will find a much more complex story of loss, friendship, and imperceptions.

I’m so glad I finally made the time to read this after buying it a few months ago!!

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  • Poppy115
  • 2022-10-30

Disappointing

The main character is so unsympathetic. Dresses and acts like a bratty teenager despite being in her mid thirties. Early on it was evident who she would end up with. The narrator is very good though.