Last year, I read Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and I really enjoyed it. The plot was fast-moving, the writing succinct and clever and the characters were easy to identify with.
After finishing Big Little Lies, I decided to look at some of Moriarty’s other titles to see if any of them fascinated me. The first one that did was The Hypnotist’s Love Story.
The plot of Hypnotist’s Love Story is described as being part thriller and part romance. Goodreads writes of the plot that the main character, Ellen, is a hypnotherapist who finally meets a guy that could lead to a solid relationship. This guy, Patrick, tells her that his ex-girlfriend is stalking him. Ellen is fascinated, but does she already know this woman from Patrick’s past?
It sounds like an absolutely fascinating book.
The second of Moriarty’s works that struck me as a potentially great read was What Alice Forgot. Basically, Alice wakes up and realizes that she’s lost her memory of a decade of her life. She doesn’t remember her kids, what has happened in her life or how she became the woman she is.
This isn’t my normal cup of tea, but it sounds like it could be really interesting and a nice change of pace.
The third book by Moriarty that I’m interested in is the one that really put her on the map in the U.S.: The Husband’s Secret.
The premise (from Goodreads): “Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .”
Eerie thriller/suspense here we come!
The other thing about Moriarty’s works that I like is that she’s Australian, so the books are usually set down under. This is nice and offers a fresh perspective for me. I don’t usually read books that are set outside North America or western Europe. But I’ve always wanted to visit Australia and Moriarty’s writing does nothing to dissuade that notion for me.
I can’t wait to dive into more of Moriarty’s books in the future!