Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers : The Number One Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Big Little Lies

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One house. Nine strangers. Ten days that will change everything . . .


The retreat at health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation.

Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages.

Miles from anywhere, without cars or phones, they have no way to reach the outside world. Just time to think about themselves, and get to know each other.

Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission. But quite a different one from any the guests might have imagined.

For behind the retreat's glamorous facade lies a dark agenda.

These nine perfect strangers have no idea what's about to hit them . . .

'This wonderful novel by the Big Little Lies author had me utterly hooked' Daily Mail

'Acutely observed, pacey' Sunday Times

'Original, suspenseful and laugh-out-loud funny. Downright brilliant' Clare Mackintosh

'Utter brilliance, with a twist halfway through that blew my mind' Marian Keyes

'I am jealous of anyone who hasn't read this yet' Grazia

'If it was summer, this would be your beach read. As it is, settle under a duvet and begin . . .' Stylist

'Hugely enjoyable. Will grip you from the first page. Brilliantly combines humour with emotional honesty' Sunday Express

'A super-suspenseful page-turner' Mail on Sunday

'Another page-turning belter. An absolute must' Heat
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 32mm | 540g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780718180300
  • 27,977

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What a joy. I'd never read Liane Moriarty before . . . I don't know what I was thinking. This is brilliantly entertaining, a tightly plotted sort-of-but-not-quite thriller. You're in for loads of fun The Pool
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Astutely observed, pacey fiction. The characters and observations are acute - and often a hoot. Nicole Kidman has already bought the film rights * Sunday Times * Original, suspenseful and laugh-out-loud funny. Nine Perfect Strangers is downright brilliant -- Clare Mackintosh Utter brilliance, with a twist halfway through that blew my mind -- Marian Keyes The suspense keeps building in an enjoyably zany thriller * Guardian, Best Summer Reads * Another page-turning belter of a book . . . with wit, charm, emotion, drama and mystery aplenty, this is an absolute must * Heat * This wonderful novel had me utterly hooked * Daily Mail * A fantastic piece of entertainment . . . Read this witty and fast-moving novel now, before the inevitable TV series * The Times * I've discovered the brilliant Liane Moriarty and couldn't be happier. Her books really are the definition of unputdownable -- Nina Stibbe What a joy it is. I've never read Liane Moriarty before . . . I don't know what I was thinking. Brilliantly entertaining, tightly plotted. You're in for loads of fun -- Sam Baker * The Pool * From the delicious imagination of Big Little Lies' Liane Moriarty, Nine Perfect Strangers is the razor-sharp thriller of the autumn . . . Moriarty lands a very contemporary tale that bristles with her unmistakable brilliance -- Waterstones No one currently writes about the minutiae of women's lives with quite as much insight and pull as Moriarty and, once again, her slow-burn plotting leaves you gasping at the end of the tale. I am jealous of anyone who hasn't read this yet * Grazia * One of the best books of 2018 * Cosmopolitan * A hugely enjoyable read: a warm and wise take on fractured lives, full of sharp observations about the frailty of human nature * Sunday Express * Not so much a psychological thriller as a psychological comedy . . . wit and insight abound * Sunday Times Crime Club * Another sure-fire hit . . . Funny yet full of drama, this is a must-read * Fabulous * A super-suspenseful page-turner * Mail on Sunday * Funny, captivating and well-observed * Good Housekeeping * The pleasure here is the skill with which Moriarty inhabits her characters, as she carefully builds the suspense * Guardian * The hard-to-put-down psychological thriller will keep you guessing * Evening Standard * A really enjoyable thriller * Stylist * Moriarty has an entertainingly keen eye for the absurdities of modern life. She is also as adept at writing laugh-out-loud scenes as tugging on the reader's heartstrings. You'll plough through Nine Perfect Strangers like a warm knife through butter * Daily Express * Liane Moriarty serves up laughs, thrills and surprises * Mail Online UK * A witty and poignant novel - Moriarty's storytelling is worth every penny * People * Fantastic * Best * Tightly-plotted, impossibly twisty and wickedly funny, the latest page-turner from the creator of Big Little Lies serves up another wildly entertaining ride * Waterstones * Liane Moriarty's latest novel is a hoot * Daily Mail * I absolutely devoured this book. Moriarty's main strength lies not (just) in the absolute compelling need to know how the story will end but in the perfectly crafted characters and a mix of humour with social observation. One of the best writers around -- Jenny Blackhurst A psychological thriller that takes place at a wellness retreat. It's gripping and hilarious and perfect for the plane, mostly because you'll never put it down * Allure * A brilliant book * The Sun * Moriarty struck gold with Big Little Lies and roars back with Nine Perfect Strangers * Balance * Moriarty is as adept at comedy as tugging on heartstrings * Daily Express * This wonderful novel had me utterly hooked. Hilarious reading at first, but then the tone becomes darker and more dangerous . . . * Mail Online * Moriarty expertly crafts each of the nine guests' backstories in this tense thriller * Woman * A suspenseful novel that makes you laugh out loud. Brilliantly drawn characters make this a compelling read * Clare Mackintosh, Good Housekeeping * If you're in the market for a feverish page-turner give this thriller a whirl . . . [Moriarty] knows precisely how to weave a tantalising tissue of suspense, guaranteed to have the obsessed reader glued to every page * Vanessa Feltz, Best * The Hot List * Inside Soap * The scene is set for a great unravelling. People running from their pasts, presents and futures - what more could one ask for? * Connaught Telegraph * Skilful. Witty and fast-paced * The Week * Great fun * People * An insightful, twisty thriller set in a luxury retreat cut off from the outside world * Eastern Daily Press * Praise for Liane Moriarty * - * Wise, honest, beautifully observed. One of the few writers I'll drop anything for Staggeringly brilliant, literally unputdownable Like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic . . . a fun, engaging and sometimes disturbing read * USA Today * Keeps you guessing until the very end - perfect summer read Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly * Sunday Express * Straight-from-life characters, knife-sharp insight and almost unbearable suspense will have you racing through it * Good Housekeeping * As brilliantly accomplished as it is dark, twisty and compulsive * Heat * Riveting drama packed with suspense and secrets * Woman & Home * Perfect * Hello! * A hell of a good book. Funny and scary Fascinating and compassionate * Daily Telegraph * I loved every line of it Funny and captivating * Closer * A cracking story cleverly told * Fabulous * Every single one of her books is a great read * E! Online * An ideal summer read * Live Preston & Fylde * Book Club Summer 2019 Pick * Silversurfers *
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About Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of nine novels including The Hypnotist's Love Story, The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers. Her novels have sold more than twenty million copies worldwide and been translated into over forty languages. Big Little Lies is now an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO series, produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Nine Perfect Strangers is currently in production for TV. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.
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