Once again Liane Moriarty uses her unique, razor-sharp observational skills to sift through the emerging fault lines of seemingly happy families.
If only they'd said no....
What if they hadn't gone? That's the question Clementine can't stop asking herself.
It was just a backyard barbeque. They didn't know their hosts that well. They were friends of friends. They could so easily have said no. But she and her husband, Sam, said yes, and now they can never change what they did and didn't do that beautiful winter's day. Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One yapping dog. It's a normal weekend in the suburbs. What could possibly go wrong?
©2016 Liane Moriarty (P)2016 Bolinda
Liane Moriarty is currently my favorite author. This story was fun and believable and compelling. I enjoy reading her books but love listening to Caroline Lee read them even more. There are always a few twists that I never expect and Truly Madly Guilty delivered.
While I've enjoyed several Liane Moriarty stories, this one just took way too long to come together. The last 1/3 of the book was very good, but it was hard for me to keep going to get there. Caroline Lee, the narrator, was absolutely superb which made the trudge through the first part of the story worth it.
"Loved this book the authors best work"
I loved the blend of characters and the unfolding of the story. I am so glad I started it in a Friday!
"just a story"
just a story of an afternoon. not as exciting as it came across. but well written prose with psychologically described characters
Having read all of Liane Moriarty's previous novels and really enjoyed them, I had high expectation of Truly, Madly, Guiltily, however I was extremely disappointed. The story rambles on in such a manner as to make it boring. About a third of the way through, I skipped to final chapters to at learn what the gist of the story had been about but I'm afraid I still don't know. I regret wasting a credit on this book and will be highly cautious about buying Liane's next release.
"Couldn't finish it"
I kept hoping something interesting would happen and was disappointed by what happened on the day of the barbecue (or as far as I listened anyway) and so couldn't listen further. No doubt more happens but I couldn't bear to hear any more detail on the lead characters who are not particularly likeable and the pace of the drama was not fast enough to hold my attention.
"Loved this book!"
I listen to this author as I take my daughter for nap walks. I loved this title and highly recommend. The narrator is fab too. 5*
"Loved it - detailed intricate - nuanced"
The way the elements were interwoven and revealed throughout the book - it keep going to the end.
Erica and Oliver the leak
I listen while driving and I wanted to stay in the car.
I lived in Australia so enjoyed the references to aussie life.
"Well worth reading"
All the characters were very likeable. A very good story with great humour. Would definitely recommend
"Not my best pick"
For some reason I wasn't impressed with this book. I only liked the narrator sorry
"The most frustrating book I have ever read"
Reading this book is like being drip-fed a story by someone with a hundred secrets who loves to tease people. You can't enjoy the actual narrative as you have no idea what they are talking about; it's all meant to be so mysterious but it is just incredibly frustrating as you need a solid story to be interested in. It's almost as if it's been written backwards. I would need to read it all again to enjoy the writing as all I felt was annoyance. Honestly, I usually give Liane Moriarty 5 stars, and Caroline Lee, but I wish I hadn't wasted a credit on this. Even Caroline Lee's narration was annoying and over-played. Save your credit.
Now on chapter 10 and still not getting on with it.
Not sure but anyone must be better
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