by Liane Moriarty
Paperback: 415 pages
Published by: Flatiron Books on July 26, 2016
Available from: Amazon.ca Amazon.com Indigo/Chapters Barnes & Noble
Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?
Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.
Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite.
Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?
About The Author:
Liane Moriarty is an Australian author of six internationally best-selling novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story and the number 1 New York Times bestsellers, The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies.
Her breakout novel The Husband's Secret sold over three million copies worldwide, was a number 1 UK bestseller, an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and has been translated into over 40 languages. It spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. CBS Films has acquired the film rights.
With the launch of Big Little Lies, Liane became the first Australian author to have a novel debut at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. An HBO series based on Big Little Lies is currently in production, starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.
Writing as L.M. Moriarty, Liane has also written a children's book series, The Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella, The Shocking Trouble on the Planet of Shobble and The Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy.
Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.
This is my third book by Liane Moriarty. I loved reading both Big Little Lies & The Husband's Secret. Liane has a wonderful way with character development and everyone seems so real and unique. She can make complicated relationships so complex that I am jealous (I'm a writer too). I love her style of writing and I love her humour (which was absent from this book).
However, Truly Madly Guilty (love the title) didn't grab my attention like the other two books did. This book was a SLOW read... SLOW to begin... SLOW through the middle... and it took forever to get to the end. I did turn the pages a little faster around the three-quarter mark, but seriously, I found it almost a chore to continue to read it. I got to the point where I just didn't care about any of the characters or anything happening in the book. I mean there was a tiny tug there, wondering what actually happened at the BBQ that could take over 200 pages to even mention THE THING, but 60% of me just didn't care to find out.
Bottom line, I was disappointed and I didn't want to be, because I love Liane's writing. I have told many people to start reading her books because I loved the ones I had read already. SORRY, Liane.
(because I love the way Liane Moriarty writes with each character becoming so real, as if I know them AND because each situation is so every day normal, that you start to wonder what your neighbours are really up to, and if you really know them at all). I do highly recommend reading her novels: Big Little Lies and The Husband's Secret!