I love reading as much as I love writing...maybe more. So once in a while I'll post here about which books I'm reading and a give quick review. If I didn't like a book, I won't post about it. I'm all about positivity here and supporting my fellow authors.
I fell in love with Liane Moriarty after reading The Husband's Secret, as many of us did. And then I read Big Little Lies, which I loved even more. And did you hear there's an HBO mini-series of the book coming out?!?!?! I can't wait. It's gonna be HUGE.
Truly Madly Guilty was another great story with complex characters and an intricate plot that weaves its story through the present day and a tragedy that happened in the recent-past. It mainly centers around three married couples and one fateful barbecue. You don't find out what happened at this barbecue that has sent these characters into a downward spiral and are tearing marriages and relationships apart until halfway through the book.
I was intrigued to find out what happened but my one complaint was that the reveal of what happened took too long. It wasn't like a love story that usually gets boring after the HEA (Happily Ever After). Once the climax came, it was even more captivating. And I wanted to get there sooner. I found myself skimming through the middle of the book, done with the pre-story build-up.
But once I got over that small hurdle it was a fun race to the finish of the book.
Liane Moriarty is one of those authors that I love because I want to get in her head and know how she writes characters as rich, complex, and authentic as hers. Reading great authors is one of the joys of being an author. She makes me want to be a better writer. And no matter what you do, you should always surround yourself with people who do what you do...but do it better. It makes me a gooder writer (haha little joke there).
If you're a fan of Liane Moriarty, read this book. If you're not, read The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies first. Then sit back and enjoy this rollercoaster of a story. xoxo