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More of a fun read than a psychological thriller
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2018
Normally, this is where I would give you a brief synopsis of the book and tell you some details of what happens.... but I'm not going to do that this time. No. You can get a bit of that information from reading the blurb above. And if I tell you much more than that, I'd be giving away some spoilers.
I enjoyed reading The Hypnotist's Love Story. Liane Moriarty is a seasoned author who writes from the heart. Her characters are vivid and well developed with multi-dimensional personalities, flaws and all! But there were a few things that didn't give me that full sense of satisfaction with this one. For one thing, I didn't particularly like Patrick. In my opinion, he was quite an arse. Good grief! The way he suddenly dumped Saskia after all that time living with her! And then... and then... he takes Ellen away on a romantic weekend getaway... to the same friggin' hotel where he met Saskia! (You may notice that I am trying very hard to keep my language ladylike and printable) And... he keeps talking about his dead wife!
This book is listed as a psychological thriller, mystery, suspense. No, it's not exactly that. Don't get me wrong. I actually really enjoyed reading this book. It was quite good. But nothing in the thriller, mystery or suspense area really happened. It was more humor and contemporary fiction. I absolutely loved Ellen's approach to "the stalker". She wasn't frightened, she was fascinated!