Review of Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty



Why oh why Miss Moriarty do I keep giving you the chance to redeem yourself in my eyes, just why?


After reading Truly, Madly, Guilty and not being able to even finish it and contemplating throwing it in a burning pit I had high hopes that this book would change my mind about her books.  Alas, it didn’t.  I at least made it through this entire book and gave it a much higher rating but I still disliked it.  The storyline and synopsis intrigued me and I won’t lie, the beginning did catch my attention and make me think okay maybe we’re finally getting somewhere and I will actually enjoy reading this one.  Which I did for a little while until about the middle of the book when things just got weird.


This book is about nine strangers that all come to a wellness resort for reasons varying from weight loss, losing a child, and hoping to fix a broken marriage.  There they meet the director Masha and start to believe they’re at a great place that’s going to solve all of their problems.  It doesn’t take long for the guests to realize that this isn’t a normal wellness resort and that the director has bigger plans for them.

I mean, how can you start off a book as good as it was only to write over 100 pages of them being stuck in a room.   I lost interest before that part of the book but that was the kicker for me.  Why do all of her books have to be so drawn out for absolutely no reason?


Another thing I didn’t like about her book was the fact that I didn’t like any of the characters.  Frances sounded like a whiny 50 something year old complaining of the tiniest little things, oh no a paper cut and back pain and no one wants to read my new book.  Jessica and Ben drove me insane and so did Tony.  I’m honestly not sure how I made it to the end of this book without throwing it out like I did the last one.

Readers, be prepared for some serious mental issues that yes, I know is a real thing and yes I know, people everyday have mental issues but I’m pretty sure there’s never been a psycho case of a woman trapping nine people at a resort as a result of LSD and too much spirituality.

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