Liane Moriarty is back with another brilliant and captivating novel. At the centre of the story is Tranquillum House, a wellness resort where people go to improve their health and their minds. Nine people, all strangers, arrive to spend ten days getting massages, eating smoothies, and doing counselling. What they don’t know is that they will be the first to try a new protocol created by the owner of the resort, a protocol that includes five days of complete silence, one day of fasting, and much more. As each of the guest tries to get over a loss, lose weight or save their marriage, they also start to feel that something is not completely right at Tranquillum House.
The story is told from multiple points of views which makes you feel like you have a full picture of the situation. But you also get an uneasy feeling that something bad is about to happen, something that keeps you on the edge of the seat and turning the pages. Moriarty has written another gripping and memorable story and I am already looking forward to whatever she has planned next. (NP)
Liane Moriarty's new novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, asks: Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever?
The synopsis says: "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." Nine Perfect Strangers is out in September 2018.