Adult book reviews, Book Reviews

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty – Review

My Rating ~ Four & a half Stars

RELEASE DATE:  26 February 2019

Format: E-Book

Source: Netgalley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia




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.




Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan for providing me with a copy of Nine Perfect Strangers, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!


When each of the strangers arrive at the Tranquillum House retreat, they’re expecting a slightly unconventional, but relaxing stay.  They quickly realise ‘unconventional’ doesn’t really come close to touching on what Tranquillum House really is.  As they’re put through tasks they never imagined, they all learn more about themselves and each other.

Nine Perfect Strangers was such a wild ride.  I’ve loved lots of Liane Moriarty’s books already and had been meaning to read this one for a while.  I’m so glad I picked it up!  The funny thing about this book is that not much actually….happens.  It’s very character driven and all takes place within the walls of Tranquillum House.  But there was just something so engaging about delving into the characters lives and learning about why they were there and the hidden issues and tragedies in their lives.  I must admit, the depravation the characters were forced in to, when they had to hand over their snacks, alcohol and technology had me vowing to never even think about going to a health retreat 😂

Often sad, sometimes funny and definitely engrossing, I really enjoyed this one!




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