Nine Perfect Strangers: A Novel by Liane MoriartyNine Perfect Strangers: A Novel by Liane Moriarty

Nine Perfect Strangers: A Novel

byLiane Moriarty

Hardcover | November 6, 2018

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"A treat for Big Little Lies fans." -People

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.

Liane Moriarty is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little Lies, The Husband's Secret, and Truly Madly Guilty, the New York Times bestsellers What Alice Forgot and The Last Anniversary, and The Hypnotist's Love Story and Three Wishes. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.
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Title:Nine Perfect Strangers: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 6, 2018Publisher:Flatiron BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250069823

ISBN - 13:9781250069825

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not what I expected! This is a wild ride with plot points I didn’t see coming. Definitely not what I thought was going to happen. A very entertaining read and quite difficult to put down. I always enjoy her books and this one did not disappoint!
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Adequate This was an improvement over Truly, Madly, Guilty and had so many great elements - the setting, the characters and their backstories, the follow ups with the characters after the experience they share at Tranquillum House - however, I thought the satire surrounding the wellness industry went off the rails, and felt at odds with the story that had been unfolding. I still read it in a day, the story moves quickly and brings up important and uncomfortable issues - end of long-term relationships, self-perception, and death of a child among others - but the discussion around them was tainted because of how abrupt the tonal shift is with the inciting incident. It's fine, but I won't be shouting at anyone to run out and pick up a copy.
Date published: 2018-09-21

Editorial Reviews

People: The Best Books of FallPopSugar: The 28 Best New Books to Curl Up with This FallBookRiot: 75 Spectacular New Books You Need to Read This FallAARP: The Big-Name Authors Destined for Bestseller Lists This SeasonVogue: 17 New Books You Won't Want to Miss This FallElle: The 28 Best Books to Read in Fall 2018Publishers Weekly: Best Books of 2018, Mystery/Thriller"As she did in Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty writes compelling, realistic characters. Readers will devour Nine Perfect Strangers." -Real Simple"Promises to be a lively page-turner." -Vogue"A cannily plotted, continually surprising, and frequently funny page-turner and a deeply satisfying thriller. Moriarty delivers yet another surefire winner." -Publishers Weekly, starred and boxed review"Each reveal is a delicious surprise.Nine Perfect Strangers is so well written and slyly constructed that it won't feel like enough." -Booklist"Can't wait for Season 2 of Big Little Lies? Satisfy your craving with Moriarty's new novel. At a remote health resort, nine people gather, eager for change. Despite the luxurious new-age comforts that surround them, each realizes that the next 10 days will be tougher than they could ever imagine. Things may not be what they seem in this addictive read." -Observer"The wildly popular Big Little Lies author is back with another irresistible story that's both suspenseful and surprisingly funny." -AARP's The Girlfriend"No one writes about the minutiae of women's lives with quite as much insight and pull as Moriarty, who wrote Big Little Lies, and yet again her slow-burning plotting leaves you gasping at the very end. I'm jealous of anyone who hasn't read this yet." -Grazia (UK)"Liane Moriarty is simply unparalleled at infusing flawed characters with humor and heartbreak. Her singular brand of storytelling was most recently showcased when her bestselling novel Big Little Lies was made into an Emmy-winning HBO miniseries. Nine Perfect Strangers is a worthy follow-up, offering an irresistible take on our wellness-obsessed culture, where the weirder the treatment, the better." -BookPagePraise for Liane Moriarty's Novels:"Funny and scary." -Stephen King"Sharply intelligent." -Entertainment Weekly"Irresistible." -People"Simply exquisite." -Bookreporter"Powerful." -The Washington Post"Brilliant." -Sophie Hannah"Gob-smacking." -BookPage"Superb." -Parade"Spellbinding." -Emily Giffin"Gripping." -Oprah.com"A wonderful writer." -Anne Lamott"Like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic." -USA Today"Mesmerizing." -Family Circle"So, so good."-Jojo Moyes"The ferocity that Ms. Moriarty brings.is shocking." -New York Times