Genres: Contemporary fiction
I had absolutely no idea what this book was about, but once I saw it in the bookstore, I knew I had to have it. I am a fan of Liane Moriarty’s books and this one was a pleasant surprise!
Normally, I’m not too keen of books with several POVs, several main characters and several ARCs, but sometimes it just works, and this is one of those times. This flew by and I read it in two sittings!
Nine Perfect Strangers tells the story of nine people who book ten days at a health resort that promises to change their lives. Some are there for stress relief, others for weight loss, and others aren’t so forthcoming with their reasons (even for themselves). But there is more to this health resort than any of them expected, and something is not quite right with the owner. She couldn’t possibly be dangerous… could she?
I had a wonderful time reading this, and honestly this was so delightful. It had everything! Suspense, mystery, emotional development, a bit of romance, reflections on life, an almost fourth-wall break! All while keeping it a bit light. This is a perfect vacation read. I had lots of fun reading it and the plot twists really got to me! I was sometimes tearing up, or chuckling, or even having a full-belly laughter sometimes.
I think one shouldn’t take the book too seriously – some of the characters seem a bit exaggerated for humor or villainous effect, and of course some things are quite predictable, but this is a nice light read and I found it super enjoyable. I look forward to re-reading this and getting some insights from the interactions of the characters from the beginning!
Big Little Lies is still probably my favorite by her, but this is a serious contender. Great job, Liane.