Thursday, 25 August 2016

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Pages: 472
Publisher: Penguin
Released: 28th of July 2016 

Despite their differences, Erika and Clementine have been best friends since they were children. So when Erika needs help, Clementine should be the obvious person to turn to. Or so you'd think.

For Clementine, as a mother of a two desperately trying to practise for the audition of a lifetime, the last thing she needs is Erika asking for something, again.

But the barbecue should be the perfect way to forget their problems for a while. Especially when their hosts, Vid and Tiffany, are only too happy to distract them.

Which is how it all spirals out of control...

What I Have to Say 

This is another book that keeps you up all night reading. Moriarty is an expert at keeping you reading on, always hinting at another snippet of the mystery but always holding on to the bulk of the information to keep you reading. This is how the best mysteries are written. 

Moriarty also has a fantastic gift of understanding people. She makes her characters so easy to sympathise with even when they aren't being the best friends to one another. The characters in Truly Madly Guilty especially are complex and beautifully written giving them a life of their own that the reader can sympathise with fully. 

The trauma she shows in this book is also very well written. She accurately depicts the character's struggle to get over the events that happen at the barbecue and shows them dealing with them in a variety of different ways. It shows both the different ways in which people process trauma and the way that conflict can arise between people dealing with trauma in vastly different ways. 

This is the second of Moriarty's books that I've read and I've immensely enjoyed both. 

My thanks go to Penguin and Netgalley for providing me with this copy to review. 

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