Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

Large Print - 2018 | Large print edition
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Nine people gather at Tranquillum House health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some to get a reboot on life, some for reasons they can't even admit to themselves. Frances Welty, former best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She's immediately intrigued by her fellow guests, but the person that intrigues her most is the charismatic owner/director. Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer-- or should she run while she still can? -- adapted from back cover.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432859008
Branch Call Number: LP MORIA-L
Characteristics: 653 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
large print (16 pt.)
Alternative Title: 9 perfect strangers


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May 23, 2019

Not my favorite of hers, but still a decent read. It definitely kept me in suspense, but I was still waiting for more to happen. Think I wanted a greater backstory for all the characters, except Frances, where there was too much of the story centered around her.

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.

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