Truly Madly Guilty
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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
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- 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!'
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Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
*** Winner: Best Fiction Book in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 *** 'This is a story which begins with a barbecue ...' By the end of it a lifelong friendship will be in tatters, a marriage will be on the rocks and an innocent bystander will be dead. In just one evening six lives will change for ever ...'Straight-from-life characters, knife-sharp insight and almost unbearable suspense will have you racing through it' Good Housekeeping 'A riveting drama packed with suspense and secrets' Woman & Home 'If you liked The Husband's Secret, or Big Little Lies, you will love Truly Madly Guilty. Filled with so many twists and turns. Keeps you guessing until the very end. Perfect summer read' Reese Witherspoon
'Straight-from-life characters, knife-sharp insight and almost unbearable suspense will have you racing through it' Good Housekeeping
'Something truly terrible goes down. By the time you find out exactly what, your nerves will have been shredded' Glamour
'A friendly neighbourhood barbecue spirals out of control in Liane Moriarty's gripping domestic drama. This is an assured summer hit' Sunday Express
'A masterclass in teasing, drip-feed storytelling, this tale of three recognizably flesh-and-blood couples navigating the fallout of a disastrous social gathering is another triumph for Liane Moriarty. I loved every line of it' -- Louise Candlish
'This book, about the tiny moments that can change your life, is perfect poolside fare' HELLO Magazine
'Wise, honest, beautifully observed. One of the few writers I'll drop anything for' -- Jojo Moyes, bestselling author of Me Before You
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Publication date20th April 2017
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PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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