Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Book Review

Synopsis from

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, 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 mindf …more

My thoughts

A little late to the party but I finally read nine perfect strangers. If you are looking for a light, summer read, I think this is the book for you. I found this to be a fun easy read. I actually don’t have much to say about this book. There wasn’t one character that I liked. I guess the title is sarcastic in that way by calling the characters perfect. The author attempted to get the readers to get to know the various characters, but some stories were so bland that I wish the story would have been life out. For example, Jessica and her obsessions with social media, I don’t think that was a story worth telling. I was also confused at the attention given to Frances. I think she was meant to be a main character, but I desperately wanted to skip her chapters.

I wish the author would have spend more time on Masha, the owner of the wellness home. I just feel like there was something missing. The ending was lacking and the book almost felt incomplete but it was fun read nonetheless. The book was also in the psychological thriller genre, which I think was just wrong. The “thrill” didn’t show up till like later on in the book, and it was so underwhelming because I was looking forward to something out of the box happening. The climax was anticlimactic and almost predictable.

One part that made me giggle was when Masha made it seem like the house was on fire and the guest panicked only to realize it was just a YouTube video of a burning a house and smoke created by Masha. That was actually hilarious.

I actually don’t have anything else to say. I think it is my least favorite Liane book I’ve read thus far.

2.5/5 stars

Have you read Nine Perfect Strangers? What did you think?

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