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The Last Time I Saw You

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  848 ratings  ·  122 reviews
When Olivia Berrington gets the call to tell her that her best friend from university 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 had really turned her back, why is her little girl named Olivia?

As questions mount about the
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Paperback, 507 pages
Published February 7th 2013 by Quercus (first published December 20th 2012)
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Rhiannon
Oct 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
Utter rubbish. The story line was terrible and the ending was even worse.
Where was the suspense!? The abstract makes the book sound dark and mysterious, yet it was everything but.
The book dragged on to the point where I almost gave up.
Marlene
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Originally published at Reading Reality

Sally Atkins was a star who burned bright and hot, and then flamed out. But The Last Time I Saw You both is and isn’t Sally’s story, because Sally isn’t the “I” in that title, she’s the “you”. The story begins with her death, and goes both backwards and forwards in time; back into Olivia Berrington’s memories of their intense friendship at university, and forward into a future that continues without Sally in it.

This is Olivia’s story, and the story of every
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RO Mejia
Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Take on this Journey:

The Last Time I Saw You, by Eleanor Moran, was a very sad and at times, confusing story of intense proportions. When the story opens, Livvy (Olivia) is just walking through life. She isn't exactly satisfied with her job and her love life sucks. She lives with her best friend, James, since her relationship ended with her best friend Sally. James was once Livvy's boyfriend, but he decided that Livvy was sister material, (though Livvy is in love with him.) James has a colorf
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Rhiannon Johnson
This is going to be a very short and honest review. I don't like to give negative reviews but consider it advice to my fellow readers to allow them to save their time and money. I should have given up reading this when I was not initially engaged, however, I completed the book. The story features repetitive scenes and the main character continually doesn't speak up when necessary and has outbursts at inappropriate times. The mystery surrounding Sally's death causes tension and suspension but whe ...more
Kirsty Lanyon
Feb 06, 2013 rated it liked it
I disliked the main character.
Vicky
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed at: http://www.booksbiscuitsandtea.co.uk/...

Even though I’ve heard great things about the author’s previous books and I even got as far as downloading her Christmas short story onto my Kindle, I haven’t managed to read any of these books yet, so I didn’t really know what to expect from The Last Time I Saw You. I have to say, though – I’m very impressed. It was definitely a pleasant surprise and I fell in love with the writing right away.

Apart from the fact that Moran’s writin
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Megan Readinginthesunshine
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Last Time I Saw You begins with Olivia (or Livvy, to all of her friends) deciding whether or not to go out on a date (she’s trying online dating). Deciding to have a night in with her flatmate James, she’s half-way to the off licence when James calls and tells her to come home urgently. Sally, her best friend from uni, has been tragically killed in a car crash in New York. Olivia and Sally were best friends until a shocking betrayal ended their friendship. As questions begin to appear about ...more
Donna Irwin
Mar 05, 2013 rated it liked it
I just didnt like the characters at all - thought they deserved each other! Well written but just something about it that didnt grab me.
ElsaMakotoRenge
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
DNF at page 133. If it was shorter, I would have finished it, but this was just so boring. I could not take 496 pages of this.:P I just didn't connect with any of the characters, and I felt like nothing was happening because of that. I don't mind slow-moving books, but if they're slow, then I need to like the characters!
This should be insomnia treatment. *snores* Sorry. I gave it 2 stars because maybe someone else will like the characters. I just don't.
Karielle at Books à la Mode
"Yeah, it [looks amazing]," I said, dropping my bag and drinking [the flat] in ... "But how are we going to afford–"
[Sally] waved an airy hand.
"Don't worry about it, you can pay me back. Now get some glasses my friend, Mr. Bubbles is in the fridge."
And there you had it: whichever way you looked at it, she owned me. Perhaps it was the way I liked it.


Languidly passing through her thirties, Livvy Berrington thinks her life is pretty ordinary with a job she hates, a best friend/flatmate she's desper
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Zarina
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gripping and intense, The Last Time I Saw You is a novel about friendship and love, and the sometimes faltering boundaries between the two, that will have the reader intrigued from start to finish.

The news that her former best friend has lost her life in a car accident, catapults Livvy back to her university years. Wounds that have never truly healed are forced back open to fill her both with renewed confusion over their lost friendship as well as hurt over the loss of someone she used to love
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Charlotte
May 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
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Sojourner
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
The Last Time I Saw You by Eleanor Moran is an absorbing and heartbreaking, but the multifaceted and intricate tale of attachment, relationship and betrayal at its very finest and nastiest. The story follows Olivia Berrington and Sally and examines the dynamics of their friendship and how they change over time. The book opens with James calling Olivia (Livvy) to inform the tragic news of the death of Sally, and the story quickly switches to the past. The relationship between Olivia and Sally is ...more
Laura
Feb 12, 2013 rated it liked it
I found that it took me a short while to get into this book, and it only got better towards the end. I'm glad I stuck with it though as it was a good read but lacked any thrill and needed a few more twists to make it truly gripping. However, I still enjoyed it and the storyline was good, demonstrating the conflict between love and friendship, even after one has died.
Tina O'reilly
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book never really delivered what I hoped it would. I enjoyed the retrospective parts, when the girls met at university, though their unequal relationship frustrated me. The current day chapters began with promise, sadness that they had never got back the friendship they once had, finding out
how life had turned out for both of them. However, I just couldn't believe what happened between the deceased husband and the friend. Overall I felt it actually demeaned the strength of the story. It co
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Trevor
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Digby
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: great
Excellent story about two girls whom were friendly at university and then...
Melanie Gray
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved this story. Completely different to the norm. Very real and possible.
Laura Dale-Meschino
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! I could not put this book down!
Sally
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the 40th reunion of high school. When we go.to.Such an event we have fears and expectations. This book explores a lot of that.
Jessie
Was not a line, but the main character was whining.
Jenn Davis
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
The fragile relationships between women... the pain of accepting one's self...love, loss, understanding... it's all here
Tamara
Review Originally Posted:Traveling With T



This book was sent to Traveling With T in exchange for a honest review.

The Last Time I Saw You

Livvy and Sally met in college (or university as it’s usually referred to in the UK) and became best friends. They were the yin and yang to each other, and Sally filled a spot in Livvy’s life- a spot that needed a fun and charismatic person. But years after university and a terrible betrayal- Sally and Livvy are not friends anymore.

On a regular night in London, L
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Sophia
When I read the blurb, I had the idea that this was a romantic suspense with some serious character development which sounded good. Once I got into the story, it wasn't exactly what I imagined, but it wasn't a let-down either. I just had to readjust so I could appreciate the story that I was reading. It turned out to be more chick lit with a light amount of romantic suspense as it was a woman's personal life journey with her former friend's inexplicable death as the catalyst.

The story opens with
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Reeka (BoundbyWords)
As seen on my blog:



The Last Time I Saw You was a novel that set out to be more than it ended up being. It was a story about loss, and love, and finding out who you are, outside of the people who had such a huge impact on your life. It was about letting go, too. Unfortunately, it didn't resound loudly enough for me, and by the time I approached the final stretch, I was more than a little disappointed in the turn of events.

Olivia and Sally were best friends in University, the toxic type of best
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Laura Crosse
Oct 06, 2015 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this, I really did even though it was a little deeper than I was expecting or necessarily wanted when I picked it up. I was looking for some nice and simple chick lit as a light read after the last book I read and this definitely isn't that. Sure there's romance but that's about it. It's so complicated and deep that I don't think you could classify this book in the whole chick lit genre.

We meet Olivia in her boringly average life where she is weirdly room mates with her longtime love i
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Lara Girdler
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book, a story entwining the lives of a very different group of people as a result of a very tragic incident, one woman whose live is the very axis around which the lives of those surrounding Olivia or Liv or Livvy to her friends will be changed forever. All of these people are brought together under the mysterious circumstances surrounding Sally’s death, all woven together in a seemingly forced fashion to assist Sally’s now widower husband, William and their daughter, not only sort through ...more
Ivyd
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Olivia (Livvy) Berrington met Sally Atkins on her first day at University. Sally drew people to her and being her closest friend was heady, but there was a dark side as well. After their friendship ends Olivia meets with Sally shortly before Sally’s wedding. News of Sally reaches her through mutual acquaintances until the day she learns of Sally’s death. Like everything to do with Sally her death isn’t simple but surrounded with questions. After Sally’s death Olivia is drawn into Sally’
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Darlene
Mar 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
3.75 stars

The Last Time I Saw You by Eleanor Moran is a story about the friendships we have that may not be the healthiest for us and the secrets that lie below the surface of things that have the power to change what we think of our closest friends.

This story flashes between the past and present starting with Olivia and Sally as university roommates. Sally was one of those people who needed everyone around her to worship her and if that didn’t happen she got mean. For many years Olivia did just
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Kari Anderson
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
From Goodreads:
When Olivia Berrington gets the call to tell her that her best friend from university 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 had really turned her back, why is her little girl named Olivia?

As questions mount about the fatal accident, Olivia is forced to go back and unravel her untangled history. But as Sally’s secrets start t
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