Review: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
I had the privilege of attending Liane Moriarty’s book signing for Nine Perfect Strangers in Nashville, TN. I’ve been a fan of Liane Moriarty for a couple of years now and was thrilled to dive into her new book. I had a lovely time, and my excitement to read Nine Perfect Strangers was through the roof. I have never been disappointed by a book by her, and I had high hopes for her newest book.
It was no surprise to me, that I enjoyed Nine Perfect Strangers. Like all of Moriarty’s books, it was deeply entertaining and captivating. From the first page, I was instantly hooked and had a very hard time putting the book down. Nine Perfect Strangers had me laughing, but it also had me on the edge of my seat. Quite honestly, it was a wild, unexpected ride.
Nine Perfect Strangers tells the story of nine strangers who sign up for a health resort that is supposed to change their life. They are all there for different reasons. Some are there to lose weight. Some are there to reboot their life. Unbeknownst, to them all, it is going to be an experience that they never dreamed of having.
When I finished reading Nine Perfect Strangers, I experienced an enormous book hangover. I felt extremely sad that I had finished because although at times it felt unrealistic and completely wild, I had a great time. And I also felt a strong emotional bond to these characters.
This book is told in the POV of all twelve characters- the nine guest and the staffers at the health resort. Moriarty has a gift of being able to write three-dimensional characters. There is such a great nuance about them. Each character is so different. It was interesting to dive in their internal monologues and undercover deep dark secrets about them.
Although, I enjoyed all the character’s POVs, I will have to say that Frances’ POV was my favorite.
Nine Perfect Strangers is wickedly good and full of several surprises.