BOOK REVIEW: Nine Perfect Strangers
by Liane Moriarty
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Soon to be a Hulu original series!
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies
Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out…
Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.
Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can?
It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.
Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.
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Similar to how I felt about The Last Anniversary, which I reviewed earlier this year, I felt like Nine Perfect Strangers had so many characters that it was hard to really feel connected with any of them. But I did enjoy this book more than the last one.
Nine strangers come together at a health resort. They are all there with the intention of improving their lives in some way. They all have baggage, which rolls out as we get to know them—a romance writer who’s experiencing a slump in her career, a family that has experienced a tragic loss, a couple who may be growing apart, and more. There were a couple of storylines that had me nearly in tears several times throughout the book. Will this retreat be the key for the characters to get their lives back on track?
There’s a lot going on in this book, but the ending is a nice wrap-up that brings everything together. I was very excited to see that it will be coming to Hulu soon. I think this will make a great series!