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Review: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Summary from Goodreads:

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever?

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


I’ve now read all of Liane Moriarty’s fiction and thrillers! I got Nine Perfect Strangers in my BOTM box in 2018 and finally read it this week. XD I once again enjoyed Liane Moriarty’s writing style and the way that she writes her characters/situations. It was not my favorite of her novels but overall it was an okay read.

The mystery was okay, it was a slow burn that focused more on character development for half of the nearly 500 page novel with the action happening in the last half. I struggled to connect with the characters despite how much time we spend with each of them. I think it tried to follow too many characters and the plot was too all over the place.

In the end, I did connect with a few of the characters and found aspects of the plot thrilling. However, it was a bit too long and it had a hard time keeping my attention.

I still recommend checking out this one if you enjoy Moriarty’s novels, it was slow and a bit hard to connect with but still a good read.


3.5 Stars Out of 5 Stars.


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2 thoughts on “Review: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

  1. I still have this one unread on my Kindle, even though I love this author. The length of the book has kept me from picking it up so far, but I do plan to get to it sooner rather than later.

    Thanks for the great review.

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