#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Here’s the best news you’ve heard all year: Not a single page disappoints....The only difficulty withTruly Madly Guilty? Putting it down." —Miami Herald
“Captivating, suspenseful…tantalizing.” —People Magazine
The new novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies, and What Alice Forgot, about how sometimes we don’t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it’s too late.
Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?
In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families.
Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.
Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite.
Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question:What if we hadn’t gone?
In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Something happened at an ordinary suburban barbecue that threatens to crumble marriages, dissolve friendships, and change lives forever. Getting to the bottom of what that something was is the linchpin in this captivating domestic mystery from Liane Moriarty. Clementine and Erika are lifelong friends, and their families are all but completely intertwined. But their relationship is also complicated—it’s streaked with everything from fear and guilt to fertility struggles. Moriarty expertly peels back the layers of time, switching between the past and the present as we try to piece together how a pleasant afternoon cookout sent everyone reeling. Narrator Caroline Lee’s powerful voice and charming Australian accent transported us so fully into the Sydney suburb that each character began to feel like an intimate friend. We couldn’t wait to get to the critical moment where everything went so wrong—and were happy to be doing so from the safety of our earbuds.
Got a lot of hype
Throughout listening to this book I was constantly waiting for something to happen. The stories of the characters were very realistic, and I feel that anyone reading this book can find a character that resonates with them.
I found that I would get tired of listen and want to stop (but once I start a book I force myself to finish). Then get hooked back in, and find out it was nothing keeping me intrigued.