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Truly Madly Guilty

by Liane Moriarty

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One of our Books of the Year 2016.

August 2016 eBook of the Month.

Simply fabulous, this is a truly beautiful, mind-popping story. I must admit to jigging up and down with excitement when ‘Truly Madly Guilty’ arrived on my desk, Liane Moriarty has a very special touch, her stories and words caress ordinary and normality and transport them to extraordinary and unique. Friends for forever, Erika and Clementine from Sydney have grown up together, yet their friendship has barbs of resentment that gnaw and sting and bite. Set in two time frames, the truth initially feels too distant to touch, as it slides closer, a feeling that is almost claustrophobic steals through the pages. The day of the barbecue lurks in this story, simmering, waiting to trip, to cause mayhem, to change lives. I couldn't wait to find out what had happened at the barbecue, yet I savoured every second getting there. I lost myself to the story, I resisted reality and read ‘Truly, Madly, Guilty’ in one glorious heady sitting, I really can’t recommend it highly enough. ~ Liz Robinson

Liz Robinson

Truly Madly Guilty Synopsis

The electrifying new novel from the international bestselling author, Liane Moriarty 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...

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Truly Madly Guilty Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Maureen Gourlay    - 'A well-constructed story full of twists and turns after a simple family BBQ changes lives, and you find nothing is quite what you thought or expected. Loved it!'
  • Katie Wright - 'Enjoyable family drama. Truly Madly Guilty is another mystery by Liane Moriarty set in suburban Sydney.'
  • Catherine Bryce - 'An excellent novel, which brings the reader into the story making them feel as if they are part of the drama as it unfolds. A truly powerful read.'

  • Phylippa Smithson - 'Such was the familiarity of the story, I felt I had already read it but whilst recognisable with Tsiokas’ The Slap, this stands on it’s own as a psychological page-turner worth reading.'

  • Humaira - 'It was different but I did indeed like it.'

  • Angela Rhodes - 'Friends, close friends, best friends, old friends, but how well do you really know them?'

  • Vanessa Wild - 'An absorbing and compelling tale which had me avidly turning the pages.'

  • Melanie Chadwick - 'A delicious book - savour it; it’s slow-cooked.'

  • Dana Captainino - 'If you read no other book in 2016 - read this one!'

  • Evelyn Love- Gajardo - I couldn't put this book down- it kept me reading long after I should have been doing other things! Definitely one to recommend-I loved it!'
  • Joy Isabella - 'Truly Madly Guilty explores the many different ways we process guilt, the foundations on which we build our relationships and the baggage we carry from our parents.'
  • Kerry Bridges - 'This should have been an "easy read", but it wasn't because it was far too long.'
  • Sue Burton - 'Strong emotional book with different personality characters. Another great book by a great author.'
  • Barbara Goldie - 'A family barbecue, what can go wrong. Gripping storytelling from Liane Moriarty; a great summer read!'  
  • Nicola Brennan - 'Truly Madly Guilty is a wonderful novel with intriguing characters that quickly draw you in.  If you like dark humour and a good mystery, this is the book for you.'
  • Annette Woolfson - 'Truly madly infuriating more like!'

Truly Madly Guilty Press Reviews

Praise for Big Little Lies:

'The author of last year's bestseller, The Husband's Secret, is back with another sure-fire hit. Unputdownable' The Sun on Sunday

'Absolutely brilliant, even better than The Husband's Secret. Loved it. Liane Moriarty has that rare Anne Tyler thing of being able to make fun of people while clearly having compassion for them' Louise Candlish, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Sudden Departure of the Frasers

'Here at Company HQ we're all obsessed with Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. This juicy seaside-town murder mystery will be one of the biggest books this autumn' Company Magazine

'This fantastically written story, with its little clues casually dropped in along the way, will keep you guessing until the very end ...Another compelling, funny and thought-provoking winner from Liane Moriarty. Do whatever you can to get your hands on a copy - it's brilliant' Heat Magazine

'It's not often that a book about murder mingled with domestic and sexual violence has you howling with laughter, but Moriarty pulls it off here ...Her ironic turn of phrases infuses even poignant moments with humour. Blending romance, comedy and mystery, this is a wonderful book - full of brains, guts and heart' The Sunday Mirror

'A brilliantly plotted story with characters to care for who kept me reading, utterly gripped' Woman and Home Magazine

'Take this page-turner on holiday with you - you won't be able to put it down!' Closer Magazine

'A twisted thriller' Now Magazine

'Another riveting thriller. Tackling difficult subjects with intelligence and humanity' Hello Magazine

'A compelling summer read not to be missed' OK Magazine

'This addictive new thriller from bestselling author Liane Moriarty weaves three stories together to a shocking and unpredictable climax' Take A Break Magazine

'It all reads terrifyingly real, with the viciousness of the women at the school gates and the hell they can make each others' lives. It's a fine book' The Sunday Sport

'Moriarty is happy to thread a thin line between mummy lit and fluffy thriller. It's easy to get stuck into this book, thanks to neat plotting that keeps you guessing. Just dive right in because this book slips down as easily as a strawberry souffle' Irish Independent

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781405932097
Publication date: 20/04/2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780718180270
Publication date: 28/07/2016
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780718180270
Publication date: 28th July 2016
Author: Liane Moriarty
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
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About Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of five novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot and most recently The Hypnotist's Love Story, and The Husband's Secret  as well as the Space Brigade series for children. She lives in Sydney with her husband and son.

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