Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

Book - 2018 | First U.S. edition
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Gathering at a remote health resort for a 10-day fitness program, nine strangers and their enigmatic host become subjects of interest to a brokenhearted novelist who develops uncomfortable doubts about the resort's real agenda.

McMillan Palgrave

“A treat for Big Little Lies fans.” —People

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies

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.

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At a remote health resort, nine strangers and their enigmatic host become subjects of interest to former best-selling novelist Frances Welty, who develops uncomfortable doubts about the resort's real agenda.

Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250069825
Branch Call Number: FICTION MORIARTY
Characteristics: 453 pages ; 25 cm


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lauz32 Dec 09, 2018

I wasn't quite sure where this book was headed after the first 50 pages, but I stuck with it and it ended up being an enjoyable quick and easy read. The author does a great job of setting up each characters story, and keeping you on the hook until the very end. A great twist at the end set up for some laughs and I could imagine this novel also being turned into a mini series like Big Little Lies was.

multcolib_karene Dec 02, 2018

An easy book to zip through. The plot? Surprising but just too far fetched. This would be a good book to read on an airplane (not to knock airplane reading...I once picked up Twilight at an airport and thoroughly enjoyed my time on that flight).

Dec 01, 2018

Not her best. Actually....probably her worst effort.
I did empathize with a few of the characters, but the ridiculous plot dragged the book down.

Dec 01, 2018

As with all of this author’s books, I love the great effort she puts into her research whether it be Sydney’s detailed suburban geography, the vagaries of cello acoustics or the unpredictable explosiveness of a Meditation Retreat. It puts so much substance and credibility into her work.

Nov 29, 2018

Disappointing! The first part of the story just dragged then all of a sudden it took a bizarre turn, really bizarre. I really did not care for the story at all.

Nov 29, 2018

It started off fine, but I quickly got mired down. I felt the same as the reviewer who said reading it was like walking through quicksand. Could have been a good book (it had an interesting premise) but there were too many subplots, characters and pages. It read, to me, as if it were a first draft rather than a polished, well-edited novel, so I'm not sure why it's getting so many stellar reviews. Compared to her other books, I don't think this one measures up.

Nov 27, 2018

I read between 75 and 100 books per year. This is the worst I've read in a long time.
It was like trying to walk through quicksand. I'm angry that I wasted so much time on it!!

ArapahoeDianeM Nov 16, 2018

Another great book by Lianne Moriarty --- nine "perfect strangers" go to a luxury wellness center & they all bring their own "baggage". The Director also has her own baggage, which unfolds as the story develops. There is an element of suspense & psychological thriller.
A lot of twists & turns makes this a true "page turner".

LPL_LeahN Sep 30, 2018

Who could guess that nine perfect strangers who up and decide to go on a "wellness retreat" would come with extra baggage? This book slowly and enticingly unpacks it all as the guests of Tranquillum House are led by Masha, an expert in physical, mental, and emotional transformation, on a path towards ultimate enlightenment. But their fascinating host has some secrets of her own and that's when things get really twisty.

This book has a little bit of everything, which makes sense with so many key players. It's deep, poignant, creepy, funny, suspenseful. By the end was I trying to nail down what this book is *really* about and I landed on human connection and how we each are affected by tragedy, and conversely, love.


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