Liane Moriarty has the ability to paint a picture with such vivid, gripping tension, that the reader is terribly uncomfortable. This is exactly how I felt as I read Truly, Madly, Guilty. What I love most about her writing is that she is able to weave through different characters’ in an effortless fashion, with chapters just short enough to hook you, and then catapulting into the next. The plot migrates between different characters, both before and after the singular event that has changed everything. The incident isn't revealed until deep into the novel, however Moriarty dangles just enough bait to keep you flipping pages to uncover the truth. When I first started reading, I was immediately drawn to Erika’s character. She is fiercely loyal, haunted by her past, and willing to do anything to change the course of her future. Five minutes later, Clementine’s deeply convincing point of view had me despising Erika, and viewing her as weak, frantic, and obsessed. Although this story is slow, Moriarty leaves you wanting more. This book has well-developed characters and an unpredictable plot. Even though the mystery at the heart of the story isn’t jaw-dropping or shocking, it will linger with you long after the last page.
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