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About Last Night by Catherine Alliott Review

Hi ForeverBookers,

I've just finished About Last Night, and I enjoyed it. It's an adult contemporary novel, which I normally like. The book was released on 9th March 2017, so it's available to buy now...

I got About Last Night through NetGalley, so thanks to NetGalley for the chance to read and review it!

3 Stars!

It tells the story of a middle aged woman, Molly who's alone with her three children and her ups and downs with life and living on a farm.

The story is quite simple. It follows Molly and her three children, now adults and a husband (David) at the beginning of the story. She gets caught up in falling for someone else though and cheating with him, which David finds out about. Then David doesn't then trust her, obviously. He has a car accident and dies. Molly is left on her own with her children. Molly is a struggling farm wife as well, since David's death.

Molly then hears about a will from a family member of David. When she looks into this she sees there's a house that Cuthbert left to any family in the event of his death. Molly, although not blood family herself, had David's children so she goes to look at this house to see if it's true or not.

When she sees that it is true, she's shocked that she basically owns a house in London! The big question is does she move to London or stay at the farm in the countryside?

The inhabitants of this house, Cuthbert's partner and his son Felix, seem nice at first but it's pretty obvious that not all is to be trusted with these two characters. One in particular.

There are romantic themes running throughout About Last Night. Molly and her husband's story, Molly's affair, Molly's supposed relationship with Felix, and Molly's confused feelings about her local vet. Do any of these relationships work out? Does Molly find her happily ever after with any of these men? You'll have to read to find out...

While I enjoyed About Last Night, it was sometimes a slog to read. There were large chunks of text that just didn't need to be there. I skim read a lot of the book and I followed it just fine still. The characters were a little one dimensional as well. The only ones we got to know were, Molly because we were in her head as the story is told in first person, and Felix cause he was the character that Molly had the most interaction with. I also didn't really understand why this was called "About Last Night" as the story's not just about a one night stand. There are a lot of other things going on as well. We also don't really get an overall answer about where Molly's life is going at the end. We just see who she ends up with, not whether she indeed sells the farm or not. That's why I'm giving About Last Night 3 stars!

Will any of you be picking this up or have you already read it? If you have what are your thoughts on it? 

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