From the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies.
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.
LONGLISTED FOR THE ABIA GENERAL FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2019
PRAISE FOR NINE PERFECT STRANGERS
"She is...both hugely popular yet subversive...Nine Perfect Strangers shows Moriarty still taking risks with fiction...weighty issues writ with humour and a light touch. The hammer is still in the handbag, ready to smash a glass window or two." Lucy Sussex, The Australian
"Welcome to Tranquillum House where those Perfect Strangers ... have come to sort out their lives ...This gives Moriarty the opportunity to do what she does best, write about the human condition and connections that bind us all, with wicked humour, empathy and compassion - and a little bit of danger thrown in." Frances Whiting, Courier Mail
PRAISE FOR LIANE MORIARTY
"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
"funny and scary" Stephen King
"Sharply intelligent" Entertainment Weekly
"Mistress of the razor-sharp observation" Kate Morton
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The bestselling author of Big Little Lies delivers an intensely funny satire of the wellness industry in Nine Perfect Strangers. We meet a cast of unforgettable characters (including a past-her-prime romance author and a pair of cashed-up lottery winners heading for divorce) who arrive at the Tranquillum House retreat ready to transform their lives. But the group didn’t count on a program director so determined to get results that she’ll push them to their limits—and right over the edge. Liane Moriarty’s novel touches on serious topics like suicide, grief and self-acceptance with gentle compassion and her trademark wit.
Send a motley crew of hurting but comfortably heeled Aussies to a secluded resort for a pricey 10-day "Mind and Body Total Transformation Retreat" and what happens? In this cannily plotted, continually surprising, and frequently funny page-turner from bestseller Moriarty (Big Little Lies), nothing like the restorative reset they're anticipating. The nine guests at Tranquillum House include middle-aged romance writer Frances Welty, her normal spunkiness shaken by recent personal and professional setbacks, and 20-year-old Zoe Marconi, there with her parents on the anniversary of the family tragedy that shattered their lives. What they haven't reckoned on is Tanquillum House's messianic but precariously stable director, whose secret agenda could be dangerous to their health. It would be unsporting to disclose more about Moriarty's largely endearing cast, since her progressive revelations about them contribute so much toward making this such a deeply satisfying thriller. Moriarty delivers yet another surefire winner. Author tour.
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Like most Liane Moriarty novels this started quite strongly. Engaging characters and a near perfect ending. But what on earth happened in the middle? A ridiculous Machiavellian protagonist who, sadly, was totally implausible. Apart from about 80 pages, a good read. Not one of her best.
Was a great read
Different but very enjoyable
Another brilliant piece of work from this author. I loved it, couldn’t put it down!