Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

Large Print - 2018
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Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? These nine perfect strangers are about to find out. Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can't even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be. Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She's immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don't look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn't even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer— or should she run while she still can? It's not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question. Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty's Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432859008
1432859005
Branch Call Number: LT FIC Moriarty L
Characteristics: 653 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
large print (16 pt.)
Alternative Title: 9 perfect strangers

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green_monkey_2650
May 23, 2019

Not my favorite of hers, but still a decent read. It definitely kept me in suspense, but I was still waiting for more to happen. Think I wanted a greater backstory for all the characters, except Frances, where there was too much of the story centered around her.

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Llaureys66
May 07, 2019

I liked this book...good characters,really different plot with several twists. I thought it was a satirical view of what "therapy" is and who are the "professionals " who give the therapy. An entertaining read.

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Lauramoe3
May 05, 2019

I was with her throughout most of the book but I hated the weird turn it took near the end, and the ending is atrocious. It's a breezy read, though.

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kimmegirl
Apr 25, 2019

Was really into the book, thought there was a good "story" behind it...didn't care for the end!

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Javacat7
Apr 19, 2019

Read in audio format/CD. It's a hoot! It kind of reminded me of a Carl Hiassen story except instead of the swamps of Florida, it's in the barrens of north Australia, except with a beach view. Strangers get to know each other at a retreat as nefarious things are imposed on them by the spa-owner-and-minions. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It has a late 2018 best-selling non-fiction bestselling author twist, which I'm not revealing because it was fun to guess and be surprised.

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ytenant
Apr 17, 2019

No longer needed.

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Dolphin50
Apr 11, 2019

Disappointed. Long and boring.

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RitaReader_0
Apr 08, 2019

I found Moriarty’s latest book disappointing. It didn’t cause the “I must know Now!” reaction I had with her other books. It was tepid and I was disappointed in the plot, although some of the characters were endearing.

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amml
Apr 05, 2019

I got to a point in the story that took a very nasty twist and did not read beyond that. Disappointed in the story.

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ownedbydoxies
Apr 02, 2019

Nine people sign up for (much more than they bargained for) a spiritual/emotional/physical retreat in an idyllic setting. What they're ultimately faced with is something only slightly off-centre that rapidly becomes much weirder than anyone could have expected. How they cope with their 'retreat' and the woman heading it is the crux of the story. An Australian writer who is excellent at depicting a variety of personalities with a lot of humor and compassion, this is an excellent quick read that's hard to put down.

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