The Hypnotist's Love Story (Unabridged)
The Hypnotist’s Love Story is about the mild craziness that lurks behind the facades we present to the world, especially when it comes to love.
Ellen O'Farrell is an expert when it comes to human frailties. She's a hypnotherapist who helps her clients deal with everything from addictions to life-long phobias. So when she falls in love with a man who is being stalked by his ex-girlfriend she's more intrigued than frightened. What makes a supposedly smart, professional woman behave this way? She'd love to meet her!
What she doesn't know is that she already has. Saskia has been masquerading as a client, and their lives are set to collide in ways Ellen could never have predicted.
This wonderfully perceptive new novel from Liane Moriarty is about the lines we'll cross for love. It's about the murky areas between right and wrong, and the complexities of modern relationships.
As Ellen is about to discover, we're all a little crazy - even her.
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Before Big Little Lies made her an international sensation, Liane Moriarty put an unusual spin on the love triangle story. Hypnotherapist Ellen O’Farrell helps her patients cope with emotional problems, but her own track record with relationships is pretty grim. All that changes after she falls for charming widower Patrick. Unfortunately, he comes with a lot of baggage, specifically his ex-girlfriend Saskia, who has been stalking Patrick ever since they broke up. Narrator Tamara Lovatt Smith adroitly handles Moriarty’s signature blend of pointed comedy and steadily increasing tension, which culminates in a twist we never saw coming.