Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Nine Perfect Strangers

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? These nine perfect strangers are about to find out...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. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagin...

Details Nine Perfect Strangers

TitleNine Perfect Strangers
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherFlatiron Books
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Audiobook, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Nine Perfect Strangers

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Namastay away from this book.Ok I tried... but I had to put down this books at 56%. Even the audiobook couldn't help me finish it.This book was shit. There I said it.I don't say this often nor lightly but this book had zero redeeming qualities. Having read and loved Big Little Lies (a bit to my surprise!), I was excited to read Moriarty's newest work. In BLL, her characters were attaching and made me care about their stories. In this one, I'm ass...
  • Sally Hepworth
    HER BEST YET.I said to my husband recently... I just love the way I feel when I’m reading a Liane Moriarty book. Like I'm surrounded by lovely, neurotic, warm, friends. And Liane has done it again with this wonderful book about nine strangers who go to a health retreat. As always, Liane's observations about life are just so damn spot on. Frances was my favourite guest, but the rest of the gang—Napoleon, Tony, Heather, Ben, Jessica, Carmel, Zo...
  • Larry H
    2.5 stars, rounded up.Ugh. This one really fell flat for me.The idea of self-improvement is often an appealing one, but it takes so much work, so when someone offers us a quick solution, how can we not jump on it?That's what is bringing nine people to Tranquillum House, an exclusive health resort in a remote part of Australia. They're coming to lose weight, to detox a bit from the alcohol they've become fond of, to get lots of spa treatments and ...
  • lucky little cat
    Looks like a luscious fudge truffle, tastes like a chocolate-dipped gherkin.Watch out for the green stuff.I'm a Liane Moriarty fan. But this latest book is a mess. It's being marketed as a psychological thriller, but that's really not accurate since the story has only one major plot twist and very little actual suspense. The book's mission isn't really to surprise: instead, its mission seems to be to preach and nag. Unfortunately, by the end you ...
  • Paromjit
    Liane Moriarty's latest offering is a hugely enjoyable psychological thriller that is pure fun and entertainment whilst incorporating a look beneath the issues of a wide cast of characters and the moving stories that lie behind the facade of their everyday lives. Set in Australia, Tranquillem House is a health and wellness resort that many clients claim transformed their lives for the better. The latest batch of arrivals are 9 strangers that get ...
  • Mackey
    Seriously, I don't know if I loved this book or absolutely hated it. Half way through I was done with it...but, there is a pull to keep you reading to see what happens to the Idiotic Nine, whom I also loved and hated. There are 10-11 storylines in the book all told sporadically from each of their points of view. It wasn't confusing in the least, but it did get rather boring, especially for the characters that I didn't like. Even the epilogue went...
  • Renny Barcelos
    I never, ever thought I'd say this about a Liane Moriarty novel but...what a terrible, boring, pointless novel!I really disliked this one. Couldn't wait for it to be over, actually. It was so boring and also claustrophobic at the same time, giving me a sense of desperation for these people to just be set free already. For the life of me I could not understand what the purpose of this book was. It didn't even sound like a Moriarty.I am still a fan...
  • Julie
    Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty is a 2018 Flatiron publication. Frances- former bestselling romance author- ironically the victim of a romance con/scamLars- divorce attorney representing women onlyTony- former professional sports starNapoleon, Heather, and Zoe- family coming apart at the seamsCaramel- Husband dumped her for a younger woman- wants to lose weight – gain positive self -image Ben and Jessica – marriage on the rocks after...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Wildly entertaining, wickedly perceptive & an irresistible page-turner!“It’s just a story!” ......and oh boy what a story it was!NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by LIANE MORIARTY was such a fantastic, lighthearted, fun, sad, and touching story that was so thought-provoking and yet so humourous to read. I absolutely loved this book and couldn’t get enough of these quirky characters. I adored this book right from the very start and had me laughing o...
  • Holly B
    This book was a barrel of fun!  I mean really ~ nutty, quirky, and just hilarious. I LOVE a good health spa, and the remote Tranquillum House sounded absolutely breathtaking. Nine people sign up for a 10 day visit to achieve a "cleanse" and do a bit of recharging. They have absolutely  no idea whats in store for them.  Lets just say the rather exotic director, Masha is  downright creepy  and she might be a bit of control freak. At one poi...
  • Vanessa
    A slow starter halfway through and it wasn’t grabbing me then BAM, things started to happen...but seriously how does she do it!? Get into the heads of her characters, like she has a window into the thought patterns of people. It’s uncanny and it’s such a skilled craft! If nothing else I’m obsessed with the way that she uncovers her characters individual foibles and indiosyncracies in the most amusing and hilarious ways poking fun at so ma...
  • Lisa
    Nine Perfect Strangers wasn’t the fun, fast read I was hoping for. The characters who check into the Tranquillum Spa are all weighted down with sad baggage. The first half of the novel details their past woes. I kept reading because I found a couple of the characters likable and the central character, Frances, quite endearing. Then there is a pivotal, ludicrous event which is just a vehicle for more unloading of emotional baggage. This book fel...
  • Debbie
    UPDATE June 2019: They ARE making this into a TV series (or maybe a movie?)! No date given yet, but Nicole Kidman is cast as the spa director. Hot dog!4.5No snack stashes allowed! (But I’m still rounding up)If I went to a health spa and they confiscated my phone and secretly raided my suitcase for snack stashes, I’d think WTF? What did I sign up for? Those snacks were there for a reason. And the phone, oh dear. As Moriarty writes, ““How w...
  • Elyse Walters
    Namaste 🙏. .... or me kicking a flat tire - over and over and over again wishing it wasn’t flat!!!!I JUST NOW LOST THE FIRST 70% of this review while trying to copy it from my notes to the Goodreads site. I tried a dozen times to magically make it reappear. Not happening. 😕Love spending my wheels - ‘not’ getting other needed things done! 🤨A quick reprise ...At the start we meet Yao... he’s a training paramedic. On his third day o...
  • Trish at Between My Lines
    Ahh, this rating breaks my heart. I love Liane Moriarty, but this book was too looney tunes for me. At times I thought I had fallen down a rabbit hole, cracked my head hard, and was hallucinating.To break it down further, I’d rate the characters and the witty observations of life at 4 stars. So I enjoyed chunks of it, and it wasn’t a waste of time. BUT, big but..The plot lost me. Too far fetched and way too ludicrous, I felt like “it” cou...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Sometimes your life changes so slowly and imperceptibly that you don't notice it at all until one day you wake up and think, 'How did I get here?' But other times, life changes in an instant with a lightning stroke of good or bad luck with glorious or tragic consequences. This book is weird, because it’s sort of a meta-thriller-character-exploration that has no genre and hates genre convention, and what’s perhaps even weirder is that um… t...
  • Veronica ⭐️
    https://theburgeoningbookshelf.blogsp...I absolutely devoured Big Little Lies! I love how Liane Moriarty starts a story all sweet with likeable characters, then slowly a foreboding veil comes across the story and people’s dark side begins to emerge changing a good story into a compelling story.Nine people book into a health resort, Tranquillum House, ready to be transformed into a better, thinner, healthier version of their former self.A washed...
  • Liz
    3.5 stars, rounded upI am not a consistent Liane Moriarty fan. I’ve loved some, others not so much. So, I had no idea which side I’d come down to on Nine Perfect Strangers. I will say initially it took me a while to wrap my head around all the different characters. I thought the idea of a strict health resort made for an interesting setting. I mean, it made me ponder whether I could handle not just the clean living and digital hiatus, but tot...
  • Sarah
    My first Liane Moriarty novel - I was intrigued by this one after the hype surrounding Big Little Lies. This may not be indicative of the quality of her other novels, but I found this to be cliched, predictable and ridiculous. The story focuses on the nine strangers of the title who sign up for a kind of health cleanse at a spa, situated in a remote part of Australia. We quickly learn that something is amiss, and that these people are part of an ...
  • JanB
    If you like snarky humor, as I do, then you’ll find much to enjoy here. I appreciate an author who can write subtle satire and I loved the wit of the author and the sly digs into self-important authors, the publishing industry, our obsession with age, appearance and ‘wellness’, and the psycho-babble of some spirituality gurus.  Nine people arrive at the resort, Tranquillion House, for a 10 day stay, looking for R&R and pampering along wit...
  • Liz Barnsley
    I have to give this one 5* for pure enjoyment levels. I can't remember the last time I laughed so much at the same time as being made to consider life so much whilst reading a book.A weirdly wonderful group of utter stranger's all rock up to a 10 day wellness retreat, all looking for different answers, all hoping to come out the other side all brand new. Well be careful what you wish for is all I'll say...This group dynamic is pure dynamite as we...
  • Katie B
    I have to say I was disappointed in this one as it didn't really work on any level for me. I wish I was better at giving up on books that aren't holding my interest but I find it so difficult when it's an author whose previous books I have really enjoyed. Nine people arrive at a health spa and each person has their own reason for choosing to stay there. While the spa has plenty of amenities it is also a place that is known to challenge its guests...
  • Lucie
    This one started out strong... (OF COURSE... it's Liane Moriarty), but it didn't stay strong and frankly, could've been better. It was okay. Definitely not her best.This one is written in the way so many are these days, where the narrative switches from one character to another with each short chapter. But in this case, there are NINE characters staying at the health resort, with NINE different narratives, plus another 3 or 4 characters who run t...
  • Brenda
    Frances Welty, popular romance writer who'd just felt her first rejection, had thought her career and future were assured at fifty-five years of age. The impulsive booking at Tranquillum House, a health and wellness resort (which was expensive), had her questioning her own decisions on the long and tiring drive from Sydney. Her arrival showed her a beautiful old home built in the 1800s, renovated to within an inch of its life, with a staircase re...
  • NZLisaM
    Nine, worn-down-by-life, strangers, sign-up for an exclusive ten-day, mind and body total transformation retreat, but end up getting much more than they bargained for! I was expecting the Nine Perfect Strangers to be strangers to each other but this wasn’t the case. Two were a married couple, while a further three were family members – father, mother, and their 20 year old daughter, while the remaining four were indeed strangers – two male,...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    *‘She’s back’ exclaims the front cover of my proof copy of Nine Perfect Strangers, the latest release from household name and bestselling author Liane Moriarty. If you don’t know who Liane Moriarty is I might mistake you for living under a rock! She is one of Australia’s greatest exports, gracing the illusive New York Times bestseller list many times over. She also has close ties to Hollywood superst...
  • Zoeytron
    An expensive ten-day retreat at an out-of-the-way spa for nine individuals.  A health and wellness experience promising personal transformation, spiritual awakening, soul cleansing.  No phones, no TV, no screens of any sort.  Likewise, alcohol, junk food, sugar, books (!), etc. are verboten.  You are assured of being a completely different person when you finish the course.  Before it is over, the exercise will morph into something else ent...
  • Felicia
    I accidentally deleted my review and I don't keep copies of my reviews 😩So here's an abbreviated version: I loved it 💖K. Bye.
  • Nadia
    I'm an old Liane Moriarty fan and even though I like some of her books more than others, she never disappoints with her interesting unforgetable cast of characters. In Nine Perfect Strangers we are introduced to a remarkable cast. Frances, a romance novelist whose career has come to a halt when her latest novel has been rejected. Ben and Jessica, a young married couple whose marriage suffered after winning a lottery, or the Macroni family whose l...
  • Carolyn
    Liane Moriarty's books always provide plenty of food for thought and this one is no exception. She brings together nine people all seeking something they need from the luxury wellness retreat they are booked into for the next ten days. Frances Welty, the menopausal writer suffering back pain and needing to de-stress; Ben and Jessica the couple with relationship problems; the Marconis grieving their lost son and brother; Lars who needs to make a b...