When Edie is caught in a compromising position at her colleagues’ wedding, all the blame falls on her – turns out that personal popularity in the office is not that different from your schooldays. Shamed online and ostracised by everyone she knows, her boss suggests an extended sabbatical – ghostwriting an autobiography for hot new acting talent, Elliot Owen. Easy, right? Wrong. Banished back to her home town of Nottingham, Edie is not only dealing with a man who probably hasn’t heard the word ‘no’ in a decade, but also suffering an excruciating regression to her teenage years as she moves back in with her widowed father and judgey, layabout sister. When the world is asking who you are, it’s hard not to question yourself. Who’s that girl? Edie is ready to find out.Whenever I’m feeling a little down or in a bit of a reading slump, Mhairi McFarlane is my go-to girl. Her books are the perfect contemporaries; just the right mix of drama, romance and comedy. Who’s That Girl? was brilliant and helped me through a tough time at the end of last year. I haven’t stopped recommending it since. Just like It’s Not Me, It’s You and You Had Me At Hello, I adored the characters in Who’s That Girl? Edie was marvellous and so, so real. She was confused, had fallen for the wrong guy and is headed back to her volatile family home. It was a recipe for disaster. And self-improvement. McFarlane writes these topics so well and always gives me hope there’s good stuff coming after the bad and that was a message I particularly needed to hear when I read this.
The thing I adore most about McFarlane’s books is how incredibly British they feel. It’s absolutely glorious! She is masterful at writing with real depth in each book, slowly revealing the truth behind each character in the most intriguing way. It’s impossible for me to stop reading once I start one of McFarlane’s books.
During a time when I was feeling pretty hopeless, Who’s That Girl? was the perfect uplifting read. I can’t recommend McFarlane’s books enough. They are the perfect pick-me-up and the best thing to pull you out of a reading slump. Needless to say, I’m already hanging out for McFarlane’s next release.
Sounds like: I Knew You Were Trouble || Taylor Swift