Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

Book - 2018 | First U.S. edition.
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Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can't even admit to themselves. Amid all the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be. Frances Welty, the formerly bestselling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House and is immediately intrigued by her fellow guests, including the charismatic owner and director. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn't even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer--or should she run while she still can? And it's not long before every guest is asking the same question. -- adapted from summary on book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, [2018]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250069825
Branch Call Number: FIC MORIART
Characteristics: 453 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: 9 Perfect strangers


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May 07, 2019

I liked this book...good characters,really different plot with several twists. I thought it was a satirical view of what "therapy" is and who are the "professionals " who give the therapy. An entertaining read.

May 05, 2019

I was with her throughout most of the book but I hated the weird turn it took near the end, and the ending is atrocious. It's a breezy read, though.

Apr 25, 2019

Was really into the book, thought there was a good "story" behind it...didn't care for the end!

Apr 19, 2019

Read in audio format/CD. It's a hoot! It kind of reminded me of a Carl Hiassen story except instead of the swamps of Florida, it's in the barrens of north Australia, except with a beach view. Strangers get to know each other at a retreat as nefarious things are imposed on them by the spa-owner-and-minions. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It has a late 2018 best-selling non-fiction bestselling author twist, which I'm not revealing because it was fun to guess and be surprised.

Apr 17, 2019

No longer needed.

Apr 11, 2019

Disappointed. Long and boring.

Apr 08, 2019

I found Moriarty’s latest book disappointing. It didn’t cause the “I must know Now!” reaction I had with her other books. It was tepid and I was disappointed in the plot, although some of the characters were endearing.

Apr 05, 2019

I got to a point in the story that took a very nasty twist and did not read beyond that. Disappointed in the story.

Apr 02, 2019

Nine people sign up for (much more than they bargained for) a spiritual/emotional/physical retreat in an idyllic setting. What they're ultimately faced with is something only slightly off-centre that rapidly becomes much weirder than anyone could have expected. How they cope with their 'retreat' and the woman heading it is the crux of the story. An Australian writer who is excellent at depicting a variety of personalities with a lot of humor and compassion, this is an excellent quick read that's hard to put down.

Mar 23, 2019

Well if I could give this book a higher rating than 5 stars I would. Great story, great characters, humourous and touching. And the reader, who is not the author, made it even better. She was perfect!

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