Book of the Week / 40

**Contains spoilers**

Why hello everyone, and welcome to another book review! 40, wow! I feel like this one took me quite a while to get through as it was quite long! This book is by a well-known author on my blog..

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

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“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. More of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her the 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.”

 

I first heard about this novel from Tanya Burr. It may have been in a YouTube video, or on Instagram, I can’t really remember. But I saw this book in the shops one day after seeing about it online, so I picked it up and read the blurb for it. I really liked the sound of it and wondered what on earth could happen at this place called ‘Tranquillum House’? Will they all get murdered? Not quite.

The owner of the property, Masha, has gone through her own losses, and not looked after herself – almost resulting in death. When she recovered, this sparked her to help other people, so she opened this house.

When I was reading, there seemed an eerie feel about the house, like something wasn’t quite right, and it was too good to be true. You would never guess what happened in this place, it will be what you least expect.

Personally, I quite enjoyed reading this! I was constantly wanting to know what would happen next. Though, it did get a bit slow and boring in the middle when the guests are trapped in a room. The thing that happened afterwards was ruined by how long this part when on for.

This was a suspenseful, and thrilling read – I would recommend to see what you think! There are quite a few mixed reviews on this, but it was quite an enjoyable read for me. I also loved how it was based in Australia, like most of Liane Moriarty’s books. Again, I didn’t like the ending – but this is a reoccurring thing for me with most books! It was rushed, and much more could have been done with it.

The genres for this one are fiction, contemporary and women’s fiction.

About the Author
“Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of six internationally best-selling novels. She has also written a children’s book series. She lives in Sydney with her husband, son, and daughter.”

I rate this one a 6/10.

Thanks for reading!

Chelsea x

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