IF ONLY THEY'D SAID NO...
Clementine is haunted by regret. It was just a barbeque. They didn't even know their hosts that well, they were friends of friends. They could so easily have said no.
But she and her husband Sam said yes, and now they can never change what they did and didn't do that Sunday afternoon.
Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One playful dog. It's an ordinary weekend in the suburbs. What could possibly go wrong?
Marriage, sex, parenthood and friendship: Liane Moriarty takes these elements of our lives and shows us how guilt can expose the fault lines in any relationship, and it is not until we appreciate the fragility of life that we can truly value what we have.
- Publication Date:
- 22 / 12 / 2016
- 129 x 196mm
This is about 3 couples and how they react and cope with something that happens at a BBQ one afternoon. By the time Liane Moriarty unveils the secret, you'll be just over halfway done with the book.
She throws multiple characters' perspectives of an "unknown dramatic event" at you throughout the first half of the book. She feeds your curiosity enough to keep reading "one more chapter". - Neisha (QBD)
Liane Moriarty is not one to shy away from the difficult topics. Her latest novel, Truly Madly Guilty delves deep into the lives of best friends Erika and Clementine. Now adults, their lives have taken different paths, Erika is a career woman happily married while Clementine has two young girls and a marriage on the rocks. Group these two families together with a third, add in an afternoon barbeque and see where Moriarty takes you! What happens at the barbeque remains a mystery as you observe the changes in friendships throughout the novel, making for a truly interesting and thought provoking novel. I found this book reminiscent of The Slap, another great read by fellow Australian author Christos Tsiolkas. - Erin (QBD)