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Who's That Girl?

Narrated by: Cassie Bradley
Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (187 ratings)

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Summary

An achingly funny story from the author of the best-selling You Had Me at Hello.

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 school days. 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 hometown 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.

©2016 Mhairi McFarlane (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Witty, sharp and giggle-inducing.... This is modern and honest romantic fiction at its most accomplished." ( Heat)
"Who will love it? Want-it-funny lit-lovers." ( Glamour)
"An engaging read about finding yourself.... I loved it." ( Daily Mail)
"McFarlane's writing will make you laugh out loud 5*." ( Sunday Express)
"Brilliantly funny stuff." ( Fabulous)
"A delicious feast of comic romance.... Smart and funny." ( Sunday Mirror)
"[McFarlane] has pulled it out of the bag again, crafting an impassioned novel of female self-discovery.... Jam-packed with quirky social satire that delights and entertains." ( OK)

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The best book I have EVER read

I loved loved loved this book!!

It was hilarious. But also so on the mark with every emotion that she spoke of.

I cannot recommend enough. I basically stopped speaking to everyone for two days as I was so obsessed with it.

Amazing book and such a great performance too. Great accents!

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Dragged and rubbish ending

This had loads of potential but her previous relationship drama and choices were grating, and the ending was rubbish. It was a bit stretched out and dragged too. Shame because there’s a lot that could have been done with this story. The narrator has been great with other books, and although she was mostly good, it was really stilted and unnatural for a lot of the dialogue.

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A fun listen

Good characters and an endearing performance. Will definitely be listening to more of her work after this!

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Lovely and unexpectedly moving book

McFarlane's writing gets better and better. And so do the narrators. Very much enjoyed this book.

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Very Enjoyable

Funny, sweet story. Made me laugh and cry (always the sign of a good story) Held my attention from beginning to end. Found the two main characters a bit frustrating at times as in 'for heavens sake get to the point' however having said that I fell a bit in love with Elliot.

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Great story!

What a brilliant story! Really loved the storyline and the characters. Exciting, funny and sad. Such a shame that the reader didn’t inject any of the sparkling humour and wit into the reading. She made this wonderful tale into a really depressing listen, which is a shame.

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Excellent, Funny with substance

This book had me rooting for the lead character Edie, from the start. I thought it was going to take a while to kick off then bam a wedding situation that Edie comes off as the taboo figure then she finds out who her friends are. She is a copywriter and to add distance from the wedding fiasco she leaves London and heads up to her home town up north. Her boss hands her a lifeline of a job doing the autobiography of a up and coming actor in her home town. From then on her life changes some good, some bad moments but ultimately she grows as a person and bonds more with her family because her mother took her own life when Edie and her sister Meg were very young and when Edie and her Father and sister finally address the elephant in the room they all find out eventually that they are stronger together. Really enjoyable and I will check out more from this author.

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Love this book

Beautifully written with some great edge of your seat moments. Will they? Won’t they? Love a great feel good bitches be gone book, this is it. Thoroughly enjoyed thank you Mhairi McFarlane

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Very impressive

This is a beautiful book, I didn’t want it to end. So funny, Insightful, clever and moving, I’m going to get all Mhairi’s books now.
Patricia

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Nice Story, Disappointing Ending!!

I really enjoyed this story, I just hope that Mhairi McFarlane will write a sequel so we can continue with Edie and Elliott's story.