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About Liane Moriarty
Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of eight internationally best-selling novels: Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist’s Love Story, Nine Perfect Strangers and the number one New York Times bestsellers: The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty. Her books have been translated into over forty languages and sold more than 20 million copies.
Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty both debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list - the first time this was ever achieved by an Australian author. Big Little Lies was adapted into a multiple award-winning HBO series with a star-studded cast including Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Hulu is adapting Nine Perfect Strangers into a limited series starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy for release in 2021.
Her new novel, Apples Never Fall, will be released in September 2021.
Liane lives in Sydney, Australia, together with her husband, son and daughter. You can find out more at www.lianemoriarty.com and www.facebook.com/LianeMoriartyAuthor
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#1 New York Times Bestseller
From Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers, comes Apples Never Fall, a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest.
The Delaney family love one another dearly—it’s just that sometimes they want to murder each other . . .
If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father?
This is the dilemma facing the four grown Delaney siblings.
The Delaneys are fixtures in their community. The parents, Stan and Joy, are the envy of all of their friends. They’re killers on the tennis court, and off it their chemistry is palpable. But after fifty years of marriage, they’ve finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. So why are Stan and Joy so miserable?
The four Delaney children—Amy, Logan, Troy, and Brooke—were tennis stars in their own right, yet as their father will tell you, none of them had what it took to go all the way. But that’s okay, now that they’re all successful grown-ups and there is the wonderful possibility of grandchildren on the horizon.
One night a stranger named Savannah knocks on Stan and Joy’s door, bleeding after a fight with her boyfriend. The Delaneys are more than happy to give her the small kindness she sorely needs. If only that was all she wanted.
Later, when Joy goes missing, and Savannah is nowhere to be found, the police question the one person who remains: Stan. But for someone who claims to be innocent, he, like many spouses, seems to have a lot to hide. Two of the Delaney children think their father is innocent, two are not so sure—but as the two sides square off against each other in perhaps their biggest match ever, all of the Delaneys will start to reexamine their shared family history in a very new light.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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“If three characters were good in Big Little Lies, nine are even better in Nine Perfect Strangers.” —Lisa Scottoline, The New York Times Book Review
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies
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 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.
A “cheerfully engaging”(Kirkus Reviews) novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, “How did I get here?”
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over—she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over...
One of the Best Books of the Year—Entertainment Weekly
One of the Top Ten Books of the Year—People
At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that’s not meant to be read…
My darling Cecilia,
If you’re reading this, then I’ve died…
Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not only the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. And then imagine that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive…
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. But that letter is about to change everything—and not just for her. There are other women who barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they, too, are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.
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From the author of Nine Perfect Strangers, Truly Madly Guilty, and The Husband’s Secret comes the #1 New York Times bestselling novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.
A murder...A tragic accident...Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare but she is paying a price for the illusion of perfection. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for a nanny. She comes with a mysterious past and a sadness beyond her years. These three women are at different crossroads, but they will all wind up in the same shocking place.
Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the little lies that can turn lethal.
The funny, heartwarming, and completely charming first novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Nine Perfect Strangers and Big Little Lies.
Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle, beautiful thirty-three-year-old triplets, seem to attract attention everywhere they go. Together, laughter, drama, and mayhem follow them, but apart, each is dealing with her own share of ups and downs.
Lyn has organized her life into one big checklist, Cat has just learned a startling secret about her marriage, and Gemma, who bolts every time a relationship hits the six-month mark, holds out hope for lasting love.
In this wise, witty, and hilarious novel, we follow the Kettle sisters through their tumultuous thirty-third year as they deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a trio.
The new novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies, and What Alice Forgot, about how sometimes we don’t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it’s too late.
Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?
In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families.
Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.
Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite.
Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?
In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.
Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She’s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn’t mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she’s optimistic. He’s attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk.
Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. It turns out that Patrick’s ex-girlfriend is stalking him. Ellen thinks, Actually, that’s kind of interesting. She’s dating someone worth stalking. She’s intrigued by the woman’s motives. In fact, she’d even love to meet her.
Ellen doesn’t know it, but she already has.
From Liane Moriarty, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty, comes an unforgettable novel defined by her signature sharp wit, page-turning storyline, and lovable and eccentric characters.
Sophie Honeywell always wondered if Thomas Gordon was the one who got away. He was the perfect boyfriend, but on the day he was going to propose, she broke his heart. A year later he married his travel agent, while Sophie has been mortifyingly single ever since. Now Thomas is back in her life because Sophie has unexpectedly inherited his aunt Connie's house on Scribbly Gum Island—home of the famously unsolved Munro Baby mystery.
Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family, where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger, while dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it's about time she started making her own decisions.
As Sophie's life becomes increasingly complicated, she discovers that sometimes you have to stop waiting around—and come up with your own fairy-tale ending.
La novela en la que se basa la serie de éxito Nine Perfect Strangers, protagonizada por Nicole Kidman.
Una historia inteligente, divertida, adictiva y con un toque de suspense, por la autora de Big Little Lies.
Nueve perfectos desconocidos.
Un retiro de lujo aislado del mundo.
Diez días que prometen cambiar tu vida.
Pero algunas promesas, como algunas vidas, son perfectas mentiras.
La escritora de novelas románticas Frances Welty llega al lujoso balneario Tranquillum House con un problema de espalda y el corazón roto y rápidamente se siente interesada por el resto de huéspedes. Algunos desean perder peso, otros buscan un nuevo comienzo y hay quienes están allí por razones que no quieren admitir ni ante sí mismos.
Pero quien más le intriga es la misteriosay carismática directora, una mujer que parece poseer respuestas a preguntas que Frances ni siquiera sabía que tenía. ¿Debería olvidarse de sus dudas y disfrutar del lugar o debería huir ahora que todavía puede? Pronto todos los clientes de Tranquillum House se harán exactamente la misma pregunta.
La crítica ha dicho...
«Liane Moriarty, la autora de Big Little Lies, vuelve con una historia que reúne lo mejor de su peculiar estilo.»
«Exfutbolistas, exempresarias de éxito, un adicto a los balnearios (y al vino), matrimonios apagados y ganadores de la lotería completan la plantilla de Nueve perfectos desconocidos.»
«Promete el mismo tipo de adicción literaria que hemos encontrado en el resto de títulos de Liane Moriarty. Empezad por este, empezad por los anteriores, pero hacedlo.»
«Moriarty ha vuelto porque, sin duda, la echábamos de menos. Y lo hace con el estilo que la caracteriza: prosa mordaz, argumentos inteligentes, toques irónicos y un misterio que nos persigue durante toda la obra.»
«Las críticas coinciden en definir las novelas de Moriarty como adictivas, contemporáneas, reivindicativas y con suspense. Remarcan también su sentido del humor. Negro.»
«Pura adicción y diversión.»
«Moriarty ha vuelto con otra novela adictiva.»
«Cada nueva revelación es una deliciosa sorpresa... Tan bien escrita y tan astutamente construida que no querrás que acabe.»
«Ingeniosa y conmovedora, la escritura de Moriarty vale su peso en oro.»
«Si había tres buenos personajes en Big Little Lies, hay nueve incluso mejores en Nueve perfectos desconocidos.»
The New York Times Book Review
«Una novela llena de humor negro que desafía cualquier clasificación. Se las arregla para ser enormemente divertida e intensamente emocional al mismo tiempo.
¿Un asesinato? ¿Un trágico accidente? ¿O simplemente unos buenos padres que no se están portando tan bien como deberían?
Lo que es indiscutible es que alguien ha muerto. Pero ¿quién hizo qué?
Madeline es una fuerza de la naturaleza. Es divertida, mordaz y apasionada, lo recuerda todo y no perdona a nadie. Ni a su exmarido y su nueva esposa, que se acaban de mudar junto a ella.
Celeste posee el tipo de belleza que hace que el mundo se pare a mirar. Aunque a veces puede parecer un poco nerviosa ¿quién no lo estaría con ese par de gemelos traviesos? Ella y su marido llevan una vida de ensueño, pero los sueños tienen un precio, y Celeste tiene que decidir cuánto está dispuesta a pagar.
Jane, madre soltera y nueva en la ciudad, es tan joven que la confunden con la niñera. Además alberga preocupaciones impropias de su edad y tiene ciertas dudas secretas sobre su hijo. Pero... ¿por qué?
Pequeñas mentiras es una extraordinaria historia sobre estas tres mujeres en una encrucijada, sobre exmaridos y segundas esposas, madres e hijas, escándalos de patio de colegios y las peligrosas mentirijillas que nos contamos a nosotros mismos para poder sobrevivir.
La crítica ha dicho...
«Es un libro realmente bueno. Divertido y siniestro a la vez. Da en el clavo con las relaciones entre madres.»
«Irresistible... Moriarty se ha convertido en una especialista en dejar al descubierto las grietas de lo que aparenta ser perfecto... Su perspicaz humor y agudo ingenio te hará seguir pasando las páginas hasta que descubras lo que ocurre.»
«Leer una novela de Moriarty es un poco como beberse un Cosmopolitan aderezado con arsénico... Pequeñas mentiras es una lectura divertida, entretenida y, a veces, perturbadora.»
«Una novela que te convertirá en un ávido devorador de libros... Moriarty ha escrito otro éxito absorbente y satírico.»
The Huffington Post
«Fascinante e inteligente... Una estupenda lectura llena de agudos destellos sobre las múltiples variedades de las relaciones humanas: madre-hijo, marido-mujer (y exmujer) y, fundamentalmente, sobre el poderoso vínculo de la amistad femenina.»
«Una lúcida mirada a la naturaleza humana y una forma de contar adictiva.»
«Moriarty demuestra un extraordinario talento para dejar al descubierto el lado oscuro de la familia "perfecta".»
Nicola Berry's life is turned upside down the day a man from another planet comes to Earth on a strange mission. He's looking for somebody to travel back to his home planet and convince their stuck-up princess not to turn Earth into her planet's giant garbage dump. When Nicola is chosen as the Earthling Ambassador, she's not sure that she's up to the task. Can Nicola and her friends save the planet in time? Or will the nasty Princess Petronella cover Earth in a galactic ton of garbage?