Truly Madly Guilty – Book Review #14

I really enjoyed Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies. I saw Truly Madly Guilty in the charity shop and figured it would probably be a good read.

It wasn’t a good read, it was a great read! I’ll be getting her other books when I see them.

Truly Madly Guilty

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

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

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families.

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.

My Thoughts

The chapters were written from different timelines. I loved how the early chapters written in the present enticed you into finding out what had happened at the recent barbeque.
There just enough of a tease for it not to be annoying! The ‘event’, when it came, wasn’t what I expected. Actually, I don’t know what I expected but it wasn’t disappointing.

The three couples are all very different and we get to know a lot about them. I liked them all but Vid and Tiffany stuck out for some reason. Vid loves to throw parties and is happiest when his house is full of guests. I like the idea of throwing parties just for the sake of inviting people around!

“This book really drew me in and I found myself reading whenever I got chance. I can’t wait to buy all her other books 🙂
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Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Goodreads reading challenge 2018 - 14 books read


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  1. Catherine @ Story Snug 9th April 2018 at 8:46 pm

    This sounds like my kind of book. I really want to know what happened at the barbecue now I’ve read your review!!


  2. Louisa (@LouisaInsideOut) 9th April 2018 at 5:43 pm

    I haven’t heard of this author before. The story line sounds very intriguing #readwithme

  3. mumjd 9th April 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Sounds intriguing. Think I’d like to give it a try #readwithme

  4. Kate 9th April 2018 at 4:12 pm

    I love her books, I read this one last year. Big Little Lies is still my favourite 🙂

  5. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) 9th April 2018 at 4:03 pm

    I still haven’t read anything from this author although her books are on my TBR pile on Goodreads!! Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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