Published by Headline Review on 15th June 2017
Genres: Chick-lit, Contemporary, Fiction
Readers of Marian Keyes, Lisa Jewell and Santa Montefiore will love Sunday Times bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan's gripping new novel. Reviewers adore Sheila's books: 'Smart and twisty' ***** Heat; 'Fantastic' Bella
Lola Fitzpatrick is bright and ambitious but she's also headstrong and stubborn. When one evening, out of the blue, she has to make a life-changing choice, she decides quickly and rashly. And without a piece of vital information that might have changed everything.
Lola's daughter Bey has inherited Lola's determined nature. Yet her impulsive reactions place her in danger, leading her to run away from what she wants most. And then, one night, she's standing in front of the man she loves, with her own choice to make...
For both Lola and Bey, everything changes in a moment. But their biggest mistakes might also turn out to be their greatest opportunities...
So this is another stunning book from a fabulous author. What Happened That Night is as sparkly as the featured diamonds.
This is a book about two women – Lola and Bey, mother and daughter. Two women with aspirations, goals and ambition. Both of them make rash decisions in one night that effects them for the rest of their lives.
Sometimes our initial judgement is off and we misguide ourselves into thinking that we have made the right decision, sometimes we will overthink things through to tell ourselves that we are right. But as stated we should not live by our mistakes sometimes we should learn and accept and while not move on, accept that we are not perfect.
This is a heartfelt tale of how one night can change your life. About two independent women who lives are dictated by one mistake. Talented through Bey may be, her fathers family are arrogant and dismissive of her and her skills. Despite everything Bey manages to achieve she is still defined by one night.
I really loved the fact that this book isn’t defined by a rocky love interest and pining. Yep there is romance. But there is also so much more to this book. There is goals and love and ability. There is a drive to Bey and Lola that would not be there if there was a man in their lives. Both put their family and their needs first. And create for some beautiful moments.
This is a fantastic read and beautiful writing, showing how to be an independent single woman. This is one book that is perfect to cosy up with for a fun weekend read.