SET REVIEWS TO BE SORTED BY 'MOST RECENT' INSTEAD OF 'MOST HELPFUL'!
Absolutely I will!
Tess, so funny, so real. I havent ever been the Tess in a TWF triangle, but the writer made me imagine being her, and I felt that I would think and react just as she did.
Tess. Caroline Lee made all three women come vividly to life, however; I felt Cecilia's bottom-dropped-out shock and Rachel's raw grief equally keenly thanks to her amazing performance.
I laughed out loud many times despite the subject matter, and cried a few tears listening during my daily commute.
This was my first Liane Moriarty book--and I was instantly hooked. I bought and listened to all five of her other novels in rapid succession. As audiobooks i have still never found their equal. The world--and especially Audible-hooked commuters--needs more Liane Moriarty!!
This book didn't start out quite like I expected, but it's a great listen. The author weaves the story of 3 women seamlessly, and unlike other novels, each kept me interested. I really liked the "what ifs" at the end of the book. Some parts are funny, and others sad, but a good use of a credit. And Audible, I will request this again - could you send me notifications when this author writes another book (reminding me of this one since I read a lot) - I would read more from this author.
I will recommend this book to my friends as I really enjoyed the story.
The way Liane Moriarty took her characters through interesting twists and turns. Then she brings it all together and makes you look at life through different eyes.
I enjoyed the husband who wrote the secret letter. You felt for him and what he went through and how you ended up feeling about him in the end.
This book did make me laugh and cry. The characters feel like real people you know and you feel like you are there with them.
I like this book so much I have listened to it three times already and plan on listening to it again and again.
I find Moriarty to be witty and funny; I loved "Big Little Lies" which is what motivated me to listen to this one. Bonus, I love Caroline Lee's narration! I love that voice.
I enjoy the way Moriarty tells a story; lives intertwined in unexpected ways with brilliant inner-dialog and witty banter. I didn't find the "secret" to be as exciting as they led us to believe, however I was surprised by it. The story was middle of the road; neither great nor bad, but I would have read it again because I like the author and her style.
Life's good when I am listening to a great book.
If you like an interesting drama about families mixed with a little intrigue and mystery, this book works well. Set in Australia and beautifully performed, the book kept my interest throughout. I would have rated the story higher than three stars except there were times when I found the writing a bit slow with the literature style not of stellar quality, more like a teen novel but quite well done.
Someone who is in Philosophy 101.
Great stories have morals imbedded in them. That said, this read like a children's fable in the approach of the obvious moral questions being supplied more like a lecture. It read like a religious philosophy professor drilling a point.
A caring warm voice that makes do with another person's soapbox.
I would rearrange the scenes so that the moral dilemma was presented more subtly and not in a crescendo writing style,where everything comes together all at once. I would arrange it to feel more like real life, more believable.
I respect the writer's work, achievement, and point of view, and hope that my criticism is found to be constructive towards any future projects.
I listened for hours hoping to get something unexpected out of the story. Sad, troubled characters but no complexity or anything that really makes us care about them. I could not finish the book, towards the end the book became too ridiculous to even bear.
Not sure, content was hard to overlook.
Caroline Lee did an exceptional job telling the story of these three women and how their lives fit together. I enjoyed this book.
For my preferences, yes
Similar to her other novel, Big Little Lies, in that I couldn't put it down and appreciated the details. Listened to it all in less than 48 hours. Oops! :)
I enjoyed listening to this - perfect summer read; juicy plot, interesting story & interesting premise. Loved the common family traditions noted with all the families: hot cross buns, Easter hat parade,etc