The Last Time I Saw You by Eleanor Moran ebook, 400 pages Published April 22nd 2014 by Quercus Goodreads | Amazon| B & N | TBD
When Olivia Berrington gets the call to tell her that her best friend from college has been killed in a car crash in New York, her life is turned upside down. Her relationship with Sally was an exhilarating roller coaster, until a shocking betrayal drove them apart. But if Sally really had turned her back, why is her little girl named after Olivia?
As questions mount about the fatal accident, Olivia is forced to go back and unravel their tangled history. But as Sally’s secrets start to spill out, Olivia’s left asking herself if the past is best kept buried.
I'm at loss of words when I finished reading this book a few weeks ago. I'm sure the plot hits home for most people with friends in college especially friends similar to Sally who commands the attention of those around her and insist on being the dominant factor in any relationship. To be honest, Sally is a hard character to like. Being attractive and privilege, she is a social butterfly with a selfish streak and extreme bouts of deppression. At one point, I could really relate to Livvy with feeling completely used by your own friend. But the main draw of the plot is finding out what happened to her friendship and ultimately how she decided to distance herself from Sally. And although I completely understand why Livvy decided to get away from Sally, I just don't get why she wanted to relieved those memories again with Sally's husband and ingrained herself with her family. It just shows that even through death, Sally cast a long shadow which makes it hard for people close to her to get on with their lives The ending is sort of bittersweet with Livvy finally discovering the events that leads to Sally's death and coming to terms with her relationship with Sally's family. I was kind of disappointed that some characters are not developed enough especially Livvy's lively male best friend: James who in my opinion is one of the most interesting character of the bunch.