Truly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty

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"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. "What a wonderful writer--smart, wise, funny." --Anne Lamott 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"--

McMillan Palgrave

Nine Perfect Strangers coming 11/6/18

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, FROM THE AUTHOR OF BIG LITTLE LIES, now an HBO series.

Winner of Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fiction
Entertainment Weekly's “Best Beach Bet”
A USA Today Hot Books for Summer Selection
A Miami Herald Summer Reads Pick

“Here’s the best news you’ve heard all year: Not a single page disappoints....The only difficulty with Truly Madly Guilty? Putting it down.” —Miami Herald

“Captivating, suspenseful…tantalizing.” —People Magazine

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 of 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.



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& Taylor

A busy couple formerly on the brink of realizing their dreams reflects on a fortuitous gathering with their best friends and another couple in a tale that explores the role of guilt in relationships and the power of everyday moments in family life. By the best-selling author of Big Little Lies.
A busy couple formerly on the brink of realizing their dreams reflects on a fortuitous gathering with their best friends and another couple, in a tale that explores the role of guilt in relationships and the power of everyday moments in family life.

Publisher: New York :, Flatiron Books,, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition First International edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250069795
9781250304186
Branch Call Number: FIC MOR
Characteristics: 418 pages ;,25 cm.

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natcin7
Jun 20, 2018

October 24 2016
I had to stop reading this latest book by Liane Moriarty after only 35 pages. The author uses the same old plot device that she has used successfully in the past. It was a novel approach in her earlier books like "The Husband's Secret." It was tantalizing and drew the reader in. Now, however, this reader just wanted to shout, "Get on with it! Stop teasing. Just tell the story." NC

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Quietday
Jun 10, 2018

2.75. I knew this was not my genre when I got it from the library but it was chosen by a book club I recently joined. It was incredibly slow. 200 pages in, you still do not know what happened at the barbecue. I understood the characters but none of them resonated with me. Moreover, it is disappointing to contemplate a neighbourhood filled with vapid, selfish people like "best friends" who resent and dislike each other. This fell flat enough for me that it was my first and last book by Liane Moriarty.

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Tdruid
Jun 04, 2018

Another story about bad things happening to little kids because the parents are too wrapped up in themselves to surpervise them properly.

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bmcevans
May 01, 2018

I loved What Alice Forgot, so enthusiastically dove into this book. I'm now on chapter 42 and am still waiting for the big reveal alluded to at the very beginning -- WAAAAYYYYY too long. It actually feels manipulative of the author to drag it out to these lengths. And I almost don't care any more.

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Corwall
Apr 03, 2018

Very boring, didn't like at all!

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nawchem
Mar 30, 2018

Moriarty really knows how to draw out the suspense!

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laurastardust
Nov 16, 2017

This is an interesting read to get through. If you can stick out the back and forth between past and present before the big reveal (which isn't where I saw it going, to be honest), you'll enjoy it but I did find it a tad frustrating getting to that point. Be patient, it's worth it.

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ericaeslinger
Oct 23, 2017

Liane Moriarty is a good author, but this is not my favorite of her books.

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cmrm
Aug 08, 2017

really predictable, very hard to get through...im not sure i want to actually read any of her other books on the back of this one!

natrod777 Jun 28, 2017

I am a fan of Liane Moriarty but this book was not so good compared her others.

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SPL_Brittany Aug 08, 2016

Just an ordinary day at an ordinary barbecue, what could possibly go wrong? That is exactly what couples Oliver and Erika, Sam and Clementine contemplate as they accept a last minute barbecue invitation from Erika and Oliver’s exuberant neighbours Vid and Tiffany.  Fast forward two months later and Sam, Clementine, Erika and Oliver keep asking themselves “What if we hadn’t gone?”

Clementine and Erika are childhood best friends with a complicated relationship whose lives and personalities couldn’t be more different. Clementine is a cellist is married to Sam, with two adorable young daughters, a chaotic life and an “anything goes” attitude toward parenting. Erika alternatively is married to Oliver, who both are accountants with type-A personalities, fraught childhoods, and are childless. Neighbours to Erika and Oliver, Vid is someone who enjoys all that life has to offer and with his "smoking hot" wife Tiffany, loves to host gatherings in their home in Sydney. None of them, especially Vid expected their lives to change the night of the barbecue and expose secrets that had been carefully tucked away.

In her new novel Truly Madly Guilty, Moriarty examines the foundation and strengths of relationships, marriages and parenthood. She writes a fast paced novel that will keep you wondering what happened the night of the barbecue to affect the lives of all who attended. This is a great read for the beach as well as for readers who enjoy solving mysteries through various point of views and timelines.  

-- Brittany Meadows, Public Service Librarian

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Tdruid
May 23, 2018

(Erika) I didn't want you to know that my best friend feels that way about me" …
(Hubby replies) I'm your best friend, Erika, don't you know that?

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