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Sheila O’Flanagan ‘What Happened That Night’: The Easy Reads Book Club

In one moment, your life can change for ever… Bestselling author Sheila O’Flanagan delivers again with What Happened That Night.

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.

Read an extract of the novel here.

Q&A with Sheila O’Flanagan

‘What Happened that Night is a mother-daughter story that explores family relationships and how members of a family can be both very different and very alike.

One of the lovely parts of being an author is being able to research jobs and situations that you’ve never been in yourself. I decided to set What Happened That Night in the world of ‘haute joaillerie’, which is how high-end jewellery is known, and that made the research great fun (so much fun that I researched far more than I needed too, simply because a girl can’t look at a gorgeous diamond necklace too many times!).

Lola is a headstrong and very determined character. Her determination to live life on her own terms means she makes decisions which may or may not be the right ones. Years later, her daughter, Bey, is more like Lola than she thinks and she finds herself questioning both her own decisions, and those of her mother, as she tries to come to terms with issues in her own life. I don’t want to give too much away, but I really hope you’ll feel as close to both Lola and Bey as I did when I was writing their stories, and that you’ll enjoy losing yourself in their world and the world of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires!’


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Once you’ve finished reading What Happened That Night, join our conversation! We’ve listed 5 questions below that you can answer. Anyone is able to participate by commenting on this blog post, or by using the hashtag #easyezireads on social media.

Book Club Questions:

– What were your thoughts on the ending? Did this surprise you? Did you feel satisfied at the end?
– If a movie was to be made from the book, who do you see playing Lola and Bey?
– Which character do you sympathise the most with, and why?
– What was your initial reaction to the book? Did it hook you immediately or take you awhile to get into it?
– Did you like the book? If you have read any of the author’s other books, how does this compare?

Let us know what you thought of What Happened That Night by Sheila O’Flanagan in the comments below or comment on social media with the hashtag #easyezireads

Are you looking for more books to read? Check out our previous Easy Reads Book Club books here.

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