Between Us: A Novel by Mhairi McFarlane

Between Us: A Novel by Mhairi McFarlane

Title: Between Us: A Novel
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
Publisher:  Avon
Genre:  General Fiction (Adult), Romance, Women's Fiction
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  378
Date of Publication:  8 August, 2023
My Rating:  4 Stars

My Thoughts 

I read this over two days because it pulled me right in and didn’t let go. 

I haven't read many books by the author but I enjoy her ability to weave a story as well as craft a buildup to all the good that happens at the end. A lot of reveals among strong characters - yeah, this one was a really enjoyable and satisfying read.


Thank you to Avon and NetGalley for the DRC!


"The whole time I'm reading a Mhairi McFarlane novel, I feel like a fist is squeezing my heart… she is so ridiculously talented."  Emily Henry 

International bestseller Mhairi McFarlane delivers a witty, clever, emotional new novel about a woman whose life unravels spectacularly after her screenwriter boyfriend uses their relationship as inspiration for his new television show.

When Roisin and Joe join their friends for a weekend at a country house, it’s a triple celebration—a birthday, an engagement, and the launch of Joe’s shiny new TV show. But as the weekend unfolds, tensions come to light in the group and Roisin begins to question her own relationship. And as they watch the first episode of Joe’s drama, she realizes that the private things she told him—which should have stayed between them—are right there on the screen.

With her friend group in chaos and her messy love life on display for the whole world to see, Roisin returns home to avoid the unwanted attention and help run her family’s pub. But drama still follows, in the form of her dysfunctional family and the looming question: what other parts of her now-ex’s show are inspired by real events? Lies? Infidelity? Every week, as a new episode airs, she wonders what other secrets will be revealed.

Yet the most unexpected twist of all is an old friend, who is suddenly there for Roisin in ways she never knew she needed…


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