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"Nine Perfect Strangers" by Liane Moriarty

Good Morning! Welcome to the next review. 

This time, I'm looking at "Nine Perfect Strangers" by Liane Moriarty. 

I should apologise for the delay in getting these reviews typed up - I actually read this book, and a couple more fairly soon after I finished "Big Little Lies" but I haven't had much time to myself. 

As soon as I saw that title of this book, I immediately thought of Agatha Christie's book, "Ten Little Indians", also known as "And Then There Were None" (Which I reviewed last year) and to some extent expected the storyline to follow a similar path. I did see some similarities, the 'strangers' all heading off to an almost secret location and being holed up there, doing things that they didn't set out to do. 

I was disappointed with this book. I think I had high hopes for it after reading "Big Little Lies" but this one doesn't compare.

The plot is good, but it just seemed (to me at least) really slow to get started and I actually stopped reading it more than once, as I felt frustrated that things weren't happening quick enough. The book starts ok, good pace and then the pace slows down which just fuels frustration.

I think this book would have benefitted from more than one scene where the characters are 'fighting for survival' as it were, and a little less page space given to the 'noble silence' as I don't feel that anything was gained from this other than more frustration. 

The end of the book left me with a feeling of 'was that it?' and I actually wanted a bit more bite from the book, something that would have left me feeling stunned, shocked even; but this was underwhelming. 

Sadly, I have to give "Nine Perfect Strangers" a 2 book score. I've read it, not sure I would want to read it again and I'm sorry to say that. 

As always, the reviews and notes here are my own opinion and should not influence you and your choices. You may read this book and see something in it that I didn't and I would love to hear from you if this is the case. 

See you next time, and as always, Keep Reading! x


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