Nine Perfect Strangers // A book review
I’ve read Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty in August. It was one of the books I got from the library and it’s been on my list a while.
Liane Moriarty is mostly known for Big Little Lies, which turned into a show. I liked that book. It wasn’t my favorite, but it is definitely enjoyable!
So what do I do when I like a book by an author? I add all her books to my TBR-list. Obviously. So Nine Perfect Stranger was added, along with her other books.
Before I dive into my thoughts about the books, let’s talk about what the book is about. Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:
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 imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.
Frances Welty is immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. 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?
It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.
My thoughts after reading Nine Perfect Strangers
What in the world did I just read?!
I mean, I don’t know how to review this book really. There were a lot of times that I was just thinking to DNF this book. But then there were times I was also curious how it all would end so I kept reading.
And then something happened and I was thinking WTF?! And almost put it down again.
I found the characters a little one-dimensional. Some of them were annoying. A lot of them were quite annoying actually.
And then that health resort that is supposed to transform them does some weird things. You know there is something coming, because you can feel that the health resort is weird from the very first moment. When it came I thought, Hmm okay, interesting. But then something else comes on top of it and it was just so ridiculous that it made the book – which was a two and a half star at first – turn into a solid one star.
I don’t recommend this book, you guys. I like Big Little Lies by her, but the other books I’ve read from Liane Moriarty are not my faves. Especially not this one.
I know this review probably isn’t really helping, because I can’t talk about how strange it was without spoiling it. As for the rating: a solid 1 star. Waste of my time.