Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

nine perfect strangers

“Women and their bodies! The most abusive and toxic of relationships.”

4/5 stars


Fiction – Contemporary

Goodreads Summary

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out…

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can?

It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.

Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.


I am such a huge fan of Liane Moriarty’s books and have been anxiously awaiting this title since I first heard about it earlier this year. Moriarty has a way of telling such an elaborate, detailed story with just the right amount of suspense. Nine Perfect Strangers did not disappoint! She did a great job of introducing and giving each character memorable stories and traits. Sometimes I get a bit confused when there are a lot of characters in a book but, due to the great character development, it wasn’t a problem for me. I loved the unpredictability of this story. It flowed well but kept me wondering where it was going. This book is generally considered contemporary fiction, a genre that I enjoy. But I love that Liane usually adds an element of suspense into her novels. I find that it makes them all the more captivating. Lastly, as the Epilogue Queen—yes, I did just give myself that title—I was extremely pleased with how nicely the story wrapped up. A good epilogue is the perfect finish to a book for me! So, whether you’ve read all of Moriarty’s books or have never picked one up, I suggest you jump on the bandwagon and read this book that will surely be the talk of the rest of 2018!

Thank you to Flatiron Books and MacMillan Publishers for my Advanced Reader Copy.

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