Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Nine Perfect Strangers - Liane Moriarty

I was a bit anxious about going on my recent trip, so I wanted something that’d be easy to sink into, so I gave this a go. It follows a group of people from various walks of life that go to a health retreat for 10 days.


The book was told in multiple viewpoint, from the perspective of the guests at the health resort and the employees of said resort. There was a large amount of narrative devoted to Frances, a romance author. She was my favourite character. She was funny and quirky and I really enjoyed reading about her.


Everyone who was at the resort had significant issues in their past and hoped to overcome or deal with these problems while staying there.


There’s not too much to say about this book. It was interesting and held my attention, but it didn’t have an awful lot of substance. I enjoyed the mindfulness and meditation angle a lot, but the focus was with the characters. The characters were the best element and this is where the author shines for me.


It got a bit crazy towards the end and I had to suspend my disbelief to stay with it, but I’m glad I did as it wrapped up nicely.


Overall it was an enjoyable experience, but I think I’ll give this author a miss for a while.