Another book purchased in the wake of Fab Mag’s Fabulous Night in – I’ve not read any of Mhairi McFarlane’s books before, but having seen her chat about her work I was intrigued in this book and grabbed a copy from the popular depleting pile.

In who’s that girl we encounter Edie as she attends the wedding of 2 work colleagues, everything is going wonderfully, embarrassing bridesmaid singing aside and then the groom kisses Edie and they’re caught by the bride.  The ensuing fall out sees Edie returning home to Nottingham side-lined on a copywriting project.  Here she finds ghost writing the autobiography of rising acting star Elliot Owen maybe more challenging than anticipated.

A heart-warming story that looks at the fallout and trolling of someone through social media along with an almost comparison of the negative aspects of fame.  The budding friendship between Edie and Elliot is genuine and was great to see the sharing of secrets between the two of them along with the sharing of advice.  Edie’s downfall turns out to be a learning experience as she takes a look at her life and learns about herself and her genuine friends, making a decision on how to deal with the future.

A genuinely laughed and cried at this book – the first book in a while that I couldn’t leave till the next day and had to finish in one go.  Will definitely check out more from McFarlane

Who's That Girl? Book Cover Who's That Girl?
Mhairi McFarlane
Harper
7th April 2016
Hardcover
448

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, Edie’s forced to take 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 judgy, 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.

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