Book Review: 9 Perfect Strangers


Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, 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 imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Frances Welty, the formerly 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. 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.

Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.


This was a fun read! Nine people come together for a 10 day spa vacation. They each come for their own reasons- to lose weight, to de-stress, to detoxify, to relax and for counselling As per the novel’s synopsis, they definitely get more than they expected!
In this group, some are definitely more fleshed out than the others. My favourite was Frances, the romance writer. She was so funny!
The ending was definitely tied up nicely. If you are looking for a light easy read that keeps you interested, you can’t go wrong with Liane Moriarty!
A quote I really enjoyed: “I don’t get the obsession with strangers, strangers were by definition interesting. It was their strangeness. The not- knowing. Once you knew everything there was to know about someone, you were generally ready to divorce them.”

3/5 Stars


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