Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

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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 admot to themselves. Amid all 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 bestselling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House and is immediately intrigued by her fellow guests, including the charismatic owner and director. 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? And it's not long before every guest is asking the same question.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250069825
1250069823
Branch Call Number: F MORIARTY
Characteristics: 453 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: 9 Perfect strangers

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“Can ten days at a special health resort change you forever? Can you lose weight, gain inner peace, become a better you? Nine people are thrown together at a remote health resort, with intriguing developments.”

Jennifer Ohzourk, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO


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writermala
Jan 22, 2019

If I had to use one word to describe this book it would be 'different.' A motley crew of nine strangers - a family of three, a couple, and four singles meet at a retreat which to say the least is unique. The 'guests' have to be silent for five days, yes totally silent, and are subjected to various cleansing rituals. They are constantly told that at the end of the ten day cleanse they will be transformed. Since this is the goal of each guest, they follow the instructions meekly until things take a bizarre turn. We learn the stories behind each guest and what led them to this place while learning about the founder and her staff. Not a bad read but tended to get rather tedious by the end.

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jandkmckinney
Jan 15, 2019

I read the comments and didn't have high expectations of this book. I absolutely loved it. She did a great job of developing different characters. I thought the book was pretty humorous at times. This book is different from the way she has written before, but is still an enjoyable, worthwhile read. Several people in my book club also enjoyed it.

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MARTHA C BENNER
Jan 14, 2019

Read about 1/4 of the book then took a nap as it was boring. Did not finish it.

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Ole6320
Jan 13, 2019

Usually like her books. Just could not get in to it at all. Could not even finish, which is rare for me.

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Deanna1970
Jan 13, 2019

Started off asa great read, I was so engrossed, then it took a turn and was all downhill from there. Very disappointing.

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cymesq
Jan 12, 2019

Terrible book. Worst of her books. Avoid.

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debmich9
Jan 11, 2019

The book started off good then took a weird turn. It was too unrealistic, it dragged on way too long, and you didn't know what was real! I have read several of her books and loved them all. This doesn't even feel like it's from the same author.

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Adw555
Jan 08, 2019

Classic Moriarty!!

Nine Perfect Strangers quickly bond during a 10 day wellness retreat at the remote and highly rated Tranquillum House. Each person has a different reason for needing some extra TLC and a bit of healing. The exotic, beautiful owner and her loyal staff know just how to reach each and every guest to ensure their stay is truly life changing….or do they? This retreat will definitely produce some changes, but are they the ones these clients have been hoping for?

The more you learn about Frances, Tony, Jessica, Ben, Carmel, Lars, Heather, Zoe and Napoleon, the more you will fall in love with each and every one of them. There is sadness, depression, anxiety, animosity, insecurity and love….always love.

Pros: A particularly heart wrenching story line was handled beautifully. Mixed with humor and a bit of romance...this book has it all.

Cons: Some highly unlikely scenarios occur...so what...it’s fiction...just sit back and enjoy!

I have loved most of Moriarty’s books and I feel she is back on track with this one.

4 Stars

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KristineLeger
Jan 07, 2019

I love Liane Moriarty's books but this one was definitely not her best. It still entertained me thought.

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Alpha_zzz
Jan 05, 2019

This book had great potential in the beginning. It dragged in the middle, then became bizarre and had too much of a fairy tale ending “.....and everybody lived happily ever after”.

Not a book I would recommend.

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