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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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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esrobbins
Aug 09, 2020

This was just okay. I’ve read a few other books by her and this one didn’t interest me as much as the others. It was a good story but then it went a little overboard. She does a good job creating characters that you care about. You want to keep reading to find out what happens to them, but not one of her best works.

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mliz84321
Jun 30, 2020

Not a great one. I kept reading thinking it would get better but it kinda just gets weirder, disappointing and confusing. I did enjoy the characters and found most to be humorous. I wouldn’t recommend this unless you really have nothing else better to read....

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Katie_Dublin
Jun 14, 2020

Very funny, with enough intrigue to keep you interested.

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karen_giesbrecht
Apr 07, 2020

An enjoyable read, especially for how it pokes fun at the wellness industry and what we think will make us happy. Maybe too many characters, but while it doesn't expand your horizons, it does wrap up well.

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cassmazza
Mar 22, 2020

The plot dragged for half of the novel, and then everything afterward felt unrealistic and rushed.

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Mahala
Feb 24, 2020

was a bit of a different book but I finished it and enjoyed it mostly.

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celiawhite99
Feb 09, 2020

Great read! Lots of twists

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

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