Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Truly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly GuiltyTruly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Liane Moriarty's books have been like Tostitos for me the past couple months. Once I start, I cannot seem to stop. "Truly Madly Guilty" was my fourth Moriarty book in that short window of time, and if there were another dozen of her books, I would move on to my next right away.

That said, I wanted to love "Truly Madly Guilty", but I just didn't. Maybe it's the same when you've realized you've eaten half the bag of chips...I still loved the different perspectives and the way Moriarty wove the lives and plot lines together, but I didn't love the characters. That took away a level of the avid interest that the other books have had for me. I did love the thematic discussion of marriage and the little girls of two of the main families. Moriarty's ending was satisfying, but it took until the last quarter of the book to identify well with the main characters.

In a sentence, underwhelming, but Moriarty is a great writer and Caroline Lee is a great narrator. Audible for the win (again).

Happy reading~

ps. This is book ten for the year so far. Really hope I can keep this up for the year. Life's too short to not read a lot.

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