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Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers Paperback / softback | Pub: 18/09/2018

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The retreat at health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation.

Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired bodies and minds.

These nine perfect strangers have no idea what is about to hit them...

With her wit, compassion and uncanny understanding of human behaviour, Liane Moriarty explores the depth of connection that can be formed when people are thrown together in... unconventional circumstances.

"One of the few writers I'll drop anything for. Her books are wise, honest, beautifully observed..." Jojo Moyes

"Moriarty is a deft storyteller who creates believable, relatable characters." Washington Post

"Moriarty is brilliant at her craft, all the time cranking up the suspense." The Age

Reviewed by Olivia at Angus & Robertson:

There is a certain kind of comfort that comes from settling down with a Liane Moriarty novel. In many ways, you know exactly what you’re going to get - complex characters in sticky situations, brimming with under-the-surface tension - but what you can never predict is just how the drama will unfold. There’s no mistaking that inimitable Moriarty style, and I’m happy to report that her latest novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, has it in spades.

Liane is the queen of the domestic thriller, but with Nine Perfect Strangers she lays her considerable talents to skewering the “wellness” industry and its hypocrisies. Nine (not-so) perfect strangers meet at rural resort Tranquillum House, some hoping for a miracle while others are just there to run away from their problems. They’re anticipating ten days of hot stone massages, yoga and green smoothies, but for unconventional resort director Masha, nothing short of total self-reinvention will do. To say any more would be to spoil the book’s many surprises, but rest assured that you can expect some truly outlandish twists.

The plot may be sensational, but it’s the unique cast of characters that makes Nine Perfect Strangers really tick. This cast is a motley bunch, including a romance novelist fading into obscurity, a young couple with more money than sense, and a divorced mother with terrible self-esteem brought on by middle-age and her ex-husband’s younger, prettier wife. Self-absorbed and vulnerable they may be, but Moriarty is an intelligent writer who never lets these characters become caricatures. Instead, she lets them ridicule and redeem themselves in little ways, weaving their stories together so that their vulnerabilities rub up against each other. Judgments are made, alliances are formed, and prejudices are slowly softened, and Moriarty captures it all with unflinching compassion. You can’t help but root for these lovable strangers despite their failings.

A new Liane Moriarty novel is always cause for celebration and Nine Perfect Strangers is the triumph we’ve all been waiting for since Truly, Madly, Guilty. Unpredictable and wild as it can be, this book will leave you with one irrefutable grain of wisdom: that self-delusion is a hell of a drug, even when it’s dressed in yoga pants.

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Contemporary fiction
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Average Rating: 4 / 5 (6 Ratings)

Not so good

by (11/10/2018)

I did not find this book nearly as engaging as Liane's other books. I found the characters somewhat predictable and the outcome also. I did make it to the end of the book but I was glad when I had finished it so I could get on to something else. This is in contrast to reading her other books when I was completely engrossed and did not want them to end.


by (10/10/2018)

Loving the book , characters are all so relatable.

Blah Stranger

by (10/10/2018)

I have read 2 previous books of this author alas find "9 Perfect strangers" who are meant as the characterisations continue, to be found imperfect and central character/ hero is to be so dazzling mysterious and villainous . a very basic story. Have not finished reading this book, struggled to finish unfulfilled and bored.

Latest favourite book!

by (09/10/2018)

I had anticipated this book for some time and I must admit I was not disappointed. I was hooked into the story and the well fleshed out,interesting characters from the get go. I have read all of Liane’s books and it’s hard to pick a favourite but this one was so up to the minute and relevant that I’m going to say it’s in my top five!

A perfect blend of humour and thrill.

by (09/10/2018)

Liane Moriarty does it again with 9 Perfect Strangers - each character with their unique struggles and nuances come together to form an unlikely alliance. Captivating from beginning to end.

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