Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
This book is released on November 6th!
Nine people travel to a health resort named Tranquillum House far from civilization for a ten day cleanse. Some are there to recharge, some to lose weight and some to find themselves again. Frances is a romance novelist recovering from an internet scam who just had her most recent book rejected. Tony is a retired footballer who has not kept up with his health. Lars is a health resort fanatic that is here to avoid thinking about his partner and his recent request. Carmel is a single mom to four girls who is in need of “me” time. Heather, Napoleon and Zoe are a very fit family who appear to be physically well. Ben and Jessica are a young couple who seem out of place arriving in a bright yellow Lamborghini. Masha a former high powered executive had a major health crisis and after transforming herself into the epitome of health is the owner of Tranquillum House and will guide the guests health journey with the assistance of Tao, a former paramedic who once saved her life and Delilah, a former PA for Masha in another life. Masha promises all the guests that they will all be transformed yet none of them are prepared for where this experience will take them.
If you are familiar with the author you’ll know that there is always something dark lurking beneath the surface. Each character in the book has a secret at their core and during the time they are all at Tranquillum House those secrets will be revealed. Some secrets are much darker than others; some are truly shocking. Chapters are narrated by different characters, each with a unique and distinct voice, bringing different experiences of the present and past histories together to build the story. Frances is the center of the tale simply because her voice is the one we hear most often; as a steady personality it is a good voice to have steering the ship.
In trademark Moriarty style you will be laughing and gasping in equal measure as the time at the resort goes on. You’ll be thinking twice before booking that spa weekend you’ve been considering!