As you might be able to tell from the cover blurb above, Liane Moriarty knows how to write a hook! Although definitely a book I would describe as women’s fiction, this book had a constant tension that made me desperately want to find out what would happen next, something I usually associate with only the best of thrillers. It was awesome! Transitions between characters occurred at faster or slower rates in a way that masterfully guided the pacing of the story all the way through.
Since our story transitions between three characters, I was curious if I could distinguish which character we were with.The book was written in third person, so each character didn’t have a distinct voice. However, Liane Moriarty does such a spectacular job creating detailed personalities for each woman that I still felt they could be uniquely distinguished from one another. I loved that this intense, thriller-level-of-exciting story was built from these believable people and mundane details. Although fortunately I have experienced very few of the events that rock these characters’ worlds, Moriarty made me believe completely in the emotions she described. Her descriptions, a few perfect parallel stories that are told in snippers throughout the book… everything combined to make me feel deeply involved in this story. Her characters’ also have a lot of great insights and realizations about life, love, and relationships that really made me think. So, while I hate to go all gushy over books two days in a row, this another one that if you’re even considering, you should definitely take a chance on.This review first published on Doing Dewey.