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Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

Book - 2018 | First U.S. edition
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Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? These nine perfect strangers are about to find out.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250069825
1250069823
Branch Call Number: F MORIA-L
Characteristics: 453 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: 9 perfect strangers

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sunnyblonde
May 04, 2021

I enjoyed the book but she took about 250 or so pages to set up the story. Unexpected endings in some cases.

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lyndasclater
Apr 20, 2021

Book Club - April 2021. My choice.

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EljayJohnson
Mar 28, 2021

Entertaining from beginning to end. Snarky, occasionally tense, occasionally touching; grown-up fun from a writer who knows what she's doing.

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K4Hiemstra
Jan 10, 2021

Holy smokes this book was WILD!

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jump8999
Jan 02, 2021

kc dyer fave

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ximenavalverde1
Oct 15, 2020

“Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty is about 9 people who attend a health resort called Tranquilium House, all hoping to achieve different goals at the end of the 10 days. Over the course of the book, it gives details of the ten day stay through the perspective of all the characters. I really like this book because it thoroughly explains how the characters feel through their own perspectives over the stay. It has plot twists that would have not even crossed my mind. I also enjoyed the ending although I hoped for another alternative. Overall, I enjoyed this book and I would recommend it!

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kaylenebrady
Oct 13, 2020

Least favorite of all her books. I suggest leaving it for last. Her storytelling skills weren't on fire on this one. Otherwise, I give all her other books 5 stars. Love this author.

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LauraSteinert
Sep 21, 2020

I wish I could give negative stars. Rich, bored, self-obsessed whiners go to a more than full service spa for 10 days of unlimited messages, individual workout training, unlimited counseling sessions--and the first night the dinner consists of 12 entirely different, individualized meals. Then they do nothing but whine and mope and feel even sorrier for themselves until they learn they are being drugged. More feeling sorry for themselves ensues.
I can see that Moriarty was trying to write a Maeve Binchy style--story of weaving together threads of stories to make a novel. What she did for me, was offer 12 horrid people who I had hoped would all die in the end. I usually give authors a second or even third chance, but I am DONE with Moriarty.

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mmyjer20
Sep 21, 2020

I listened to this in the car. It was engaging and thought provoking. Well done.

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stefaniet
Aug 26, 2020

A little slow throughout and then the ending hits HARD but still really cool story and was able to capture the perspectives of each character nicely.

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Sep 03, 2020

u1536000309422 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 40 and 67

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