Book Review: Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty


Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What 26247008could possibly go wrong?

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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This is a book that has been sitting on my shelf for ages just waiting for me to read it, I bought it last year with birthday book vouchers and then just never got around to actually reading it. Well that all changed last week, when I sat down, grabbed the book and snuggled in to read it. Unfortunately, this book just didn’t grab my attention I tried I really did but I found my mind wandering throughout and the only thing that was keeping me sort of interested was I wanted to find out what exactly happened at that damn BBQ. The writing itself wasn’t bad, neither were the characters, they just didn’t have any hook themselves, I literally found myself only continuing the story to find out what had happened, after the first 100 pages I thought I had an inkling and that’s when I put the book down and figured I would pick it up later.

Except I didn’t. The next day it occurred to me I could simply Google what had happened and go about my day. So that’s what I did and to be honest, even after Googling it I wasn’t that excited to really find out, it was sort of what I thought but it didn’t pack the punch of what I was expecting from the book and it made me glad I hadn’t continued. Perhaps if I had continued reading and getting into the minds and reactions of the characters it may have but I just didn’t have it in me. This isn’t going to stop me from being a Liane Moriarity fan, I love her other books this was just a bit of a let down for me.

Rating: 2.55

Would I read again: No

Would I Recommend:No

Would I read another book from this author: Yes


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