Book review: Truly, Madly, Guilty

THE Australian author of the international bestselling books The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies (which is set to become an HBO TV series in the US), is back with her latest domestic thriller.

Liane Moriarty

Michael, Joseph, €15.20; ebook, €11.70

This time the story explores the repercussions of a middle-class neighbourhood barbecue in Sydney with a group of couples and their children, which goes hideously wrong.

What actually occurred on that fateful day emerges through glimpses of the characters both before and after the catastrophic event, as they cope, or struggle to cope with what happened.

As always, Moriarty takes us on an emotional roller coaster of a journey, leaving the reader desperate for answers.

Her skill is in the way she paints her characters; they are seemingly very ordinary and real, but as the narrative unravels, we see the complex nature of people and their impulses.

If you are looking for a book to devour from cover to cover this summer, this is it.


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