Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty / Book Review
Funny story, I started reading this book because I was going away on a retreat, with a bunch of strangers, that I didn’t really want to go to initially. This book was my “protest”. Why did I even go on a retreat I didn’t really want to? That’s a story for another time.
Let’s talk about thebook!
This book is about nine people who end up at the same health resort. The kind of health resort you imagine for detox situations, no phones, no internet, lots of rules and schedules.
The nine people are not all strangers because some of them are related in some way however they are all “strangers” too. If you have any complicated family relationships I am sure you understand that.
The story is set in Australia. Liane Moriarty is a talented writer who paints the scenes so well you can see them as you read. You can hear the Aussie accents as you read, feel the sun, smell the dirt from the road kicking up as the cars drive up the driveway.
I love the way she writes!
The character development is done methodically but not too slowly.
A very important part of this story because you have to know the nine strangers and the staff well. Liane accomplishes this purposefully and with ease.
Have you ever read a book that starts off strong but the “wrap up” seems a little rushed and you are left wondering...what in the world just happened?
Well this is NOT that book – I loved the way Liane wrapped up this multi-layered story and did not leave us in a rush and confused at the end.
Nine Perfect Strangers is very entertaining, funny, thought provoking and at times a little deep (but not too deep you wouldn’t take it on vacation – this is a great vacation/beach read).
A perfect combination, exactly the kind of fiction I like to read.
Language: some language
Sexual Content: None