I truly have made it clear how much I love Liane Moriarty in the past. When I last reviewed one of her books in February I was convinced that I would be waiting years for the next one. So the noise I made when I found this signed copy in Waterstones Bluewater was undignified but necessary.
Anyone looking to write something with a decent amount of tension and twists should consider her books required reading. Once again she’s managed to write a book that gives nothing away on the road to the twists but it still compelling. I don’t care that I can’t figure it out, it isn’t a mystery, because I know that very single lose thread will be tied up at some point. I have complete faith as a reader that all my questions will be answered and that is a rare skill in a writer I think.
Truly Madly Guilty takes place alternately at a BBQ and two months later. Something happened. We just don’t know what. Clementine and Sam’s marriage is in trouble because of it, Enrika and Oliver are dealing with her therapy sessions after the fact and Tiffany and Vid are trying to figure out what’s wrong with their daughter and their neighbour.
There’s a whole host of issues at play; the delicate balance of a good marriage, fertility problems, child safety, toxic childhood friendships and the importance of being open with the people around us. I can’t even say much more because it would ruin the gorgeous way the drama unfolds.
I loved it. Of course I loved it. Liane Moriarty is flawless and may she never stop writing ever.