Lose yourself in this wickedly addictive exploration of family, relationships and modern love from the bestselling author of the HBO sensation BIG LITTLE LIES
'I adored it. Fresh, intelligent and entertaining' MARIAN KEYES
They say trouble always comes in threes . . .
For sisters Lyn, Cat and Gemma Kettle, the year they turn thirty-three is no exception.
Sensible Lyn is struggling to balance being a mother, wife and businesswoman without losing her mind.
Cat, whose perfect marriage is the envy of all her friends, never suspected that her husband had been hiding a secret that will tear her life apart.
Directionless Gemma, who changes jobs and boyfriends every few months, has just met a new man who could be the one to unlock her hidden past.
The bonds of these sisters are strong enough to withstand whatever life throws at them.
That is until the night of their thirty-fourth birthday dinner, when home truths are revealed and things are said that can't be taken back . . .
'Funny and dramatic, with vibrant characters, it's a delight' Sunday Mirror
PRAISE FOR LIANE MORIARTY
'Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly' Sunday Express
'Mistress of the razor-sharp observation' Kate Morton
'An extraordinary talent' Nicole Kidman
'Keeps you guessing to the very end - perfect summer read' Reese Witherspoon
'Gripping, acutely observed, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire
Three chick-lit heroines are better than one in Moriarty's witty debut starring Sydney-based triplets Cat, Gemma and Lyn Kettle. Borrowing a convention from mystery novels, Moriarty opens with a prologue whose events must be explained through subsequent chapters: in this case, what led one sis to imbed a fondue fork in another sis's pregnant belly at their 34th birthday celebration dinner? Moriarty gleefully describes the triplets' turbulent previous year, which forces them to abandon the roles they've played since childhood. Sarcastic and abrasive marketing executive Cat must grapple with her husband Dan's affair, a miscarriage and a drinking problem, while flighty Gemma, a full-time house sitter, probes her fears of commitment when she meets charming locksmith Charlie. Lyn, a successful entrepreneur, wife and mother, has perfected the art of time management ("Sex with husband. Check"), but she's quietly seized by bouts of panic. Despite such unoriginal problems, Moriarty's novel is a winning combination of smart-alecky fun and feel-good mush (mostly the former). Her writing is smart and playful ("Death was the hot bath you promised yourself while you endured small talk and uncomfortable shoes"), her characters are quirky and lovable and her clever plot turns like the rekindled love between the triplets' divorced parents are fun. Convenient coincidences and a general predictability don't distract too much from the sassy pleasures.
Fab like all Liane's books