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The Hypnotist's Love Story
The Hypnotist's Love Story: A Novel | Liane Moriarty
For fans of Emily Giffin, another wonderful book from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, THE HUSBANDS SECRET...Ellen OFarrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. Its a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. Shes stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldnt mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, shes optimistic. Hes attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk. Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. It turns out that Patricks ex-girlfriend is stalking him. Ellen thinks, Actually, thats kind of interesting. Shes dating someone worth stalking. Shes intrigued by the womans motives. In fact, shed even love to meet her.Ellen doesnt know it, but she already has.
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zombiehooters
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Obligatory "reading a love story on the beach" shot!

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Sresendez12
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Pickpick

I‘d forgotten how much I love Liane Moriarty! I didn‘t particularly like Nine Perfect Strangers, so I hesitated picking up another one, but I‘m so glad I did! Two love stories involving one man and his current girlfriend and his ex-girlfriend turned stalker. The view point changes between the girlfriend and stalker. My second goal for #anywayyoureadathon is now complete! #booked2021 #setinaustralia

Eggbeater Great job! 👍 5mo
Megabooks I love this one! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh, the smell of tea rose! 🌹 5mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 5mo
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Sresendez12
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A simple goal: To finish the tagged book plus the audiobook I‘m currently listening too. We are still on vacation and driving back on Sunday so this should be doable! #anywayyoureadathon

Eggbeater Enjoy the rest of your vacation! Thanks for joining! 5mo
kimmypete1 Thanks for joining! :) 5mo
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paulareadsallthetime
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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GatheringBooks
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Pickpick

I've yet to be disappointed by a Moriarty book. (The Husband's Secret is still my fave though.)

Crazeedi Mine too 10mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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🙌🏻

Texreader Amen 10mo
AmyG Yes! 10mo
Bklover That‘s for sure!! 10mo
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Read-y_Picker Oooohhh that's a very good one. Keeping it! 10mo
ElleSkel 💯 10mo
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
BookDragonNotWorm Amen! 🥩🌮🍝🍕🥓🥑 10mo
ShelleyBooksie 100% 10mo
sarahbarnes 💯 10mo
Tanisha_A This is it 10mo
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Shemac77
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Pickpick

Easy, engaging read that makes you laugh out loud.

Thousand-Lives I love Liane Moriarty! 13mo
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Shemac77
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Onto the next.

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caitlin.reads.books
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Pickpick

I finished another Liane Moriarty book. While it wasn‘t my favorite, it was her usual style which I enjoy. It was just a little too perfect happy ending for me. One of the main characters got on my nerves a bit until the middle/end. #fiction #lianemoriarty

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Kathfidler
Mehso-so

This book started off strong, I got through the first half really quickly and enjoyed the character development. The second half was really slow and felt unnecessary in parts.

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Danielle145
Mehso-so

💛💛💛

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aa_guer2021
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This was surprisingly engrossing and wonderful. It felt like the timing it was read, fit some of the issues I was ruminating on, but in a positive light. A hypnotist, her boyfriend, his stalker, and his son. Sounds like a melodrama, but it is a study of the psyche that is informative and capable of remaining humorous. Well thought out plot, and development. #recentlyread #enjoyableread #nospoilers

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GidgetsTreasures75
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8-17-20: My 61st finished book of 2020! I liked this one for the most part I just wanted a little more from the ending. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 #thehypnotistslovestory #lianemoriarty 👍🏼📖#️⃣6️⃣1️⃣

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Eva2
Hypnotist's Love Story | Liane Moriarty
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Pickpick

I flew through this one! Great read!

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Eva2
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I really enjoy reading Liane Moriarty‘s books. This one has been on my shelf waiting to be read for a few years now. I think the front cover of my copy is a bit drab and unappealing. Luckily I don‘t judge a book by its cover 😀

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Nikki_E
Hypnotist's Love Story | Liane Moriarty
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Sunshine, coffee, a book and a cat. Life is good.

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Savugirl
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Mehso-so

Don't know how I feel about this one. The premise was good and the writing was enjoyable, but something was missing.

erzascarletbookgasm This and her latest one I haven‘t read. 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm I enjoyed it, but it‘s not my favorite by her. I found the stalker to be more interesting than the hypnotist. 2y
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Meaw_catlady
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#tothelefttotheleft thanks for the tag @JoScho
Share the first 7 books to the left of any of your shelves!
This is my “thriller”shelf
Wanna join @Branwen @Megabooks @DaveGreen7777

DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 🏷😺😺😺 2y
JoScho Love Dark Places! Have you read Sharp Objects? 2y
Meaw_catlady @DaveGreen7777 you are welcome !! 2y
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Meaw_catlady @JoScho yes!! It‘s my favorite book of hers! 2y
JoScho @Meaw_catlady mine too! So creepy 🖤 2y
Branwen Thank you for the tag! This looks amazingly fun! 😀 OMG I LOVE SHARP OBJECTS SO MUCH! 😍 It's my favorite book by her too! 📚💕 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve read and enjoyed the first four from the left 😊 2y
Megabooks I will do this later today!! 😘😘 2y
Meaw_catlady @Branwen it‘s toooo good!! Did you watch the mini series ? Did you @JoScho !! I think it‘s Amy adams best roll ever! 2y
Meaw_catlady @erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve only read the two by Gillian Flynn ! Station eleven is high up on my list to read! 2y
JoScho @Meaw_catlady i did! It was fantastic 🖤 2y
Meaw_catlady @JoScho I also watched gone girl and dark places which were both movies. But for some reason mini series pan out so much better! Sharp objects was the clear winner! 2y
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Mdargusch
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I have now read all of Liane Moriarty‘s books and this is my least favorite. I give it 4 stars but it was 50 pages too long. Moriarty always does a wonderful job of taking relationships and adding mystery and misunderstandings and then brings everything to a satisfying conclusion. This was a sweet love story about a hypnotist and her boyfriend that must deal with his feelings about his dead wife and his ex-girlfriend that stalks them. #audiobaking

Reviewsbylola Ooooh save some for me! 2y
Mdargusch These are bourbon balls 🥃 @Reviewsbylola (edited) 2y
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cherinium
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Mehso-so

Meh. Not terrible, but not great either. There are no big secrets to be revealed in this book like many of Moriarty's novels. It is exactly what the title claims...a love story of a hypnotherapist that is complicated by a jaded ex-lover. Firmly in the chick lit category.

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AvidReader25
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“Its very awkwardness and awfulness made out somehow essentially human. It was one of those rare, poignant, pure moments that encapsulate everything that was wonderful and tragic about life.”

“Having a baby had been like starting a demanding new job and beginning a passionate love affair and moving to a new country with a different language and culture all at the same time. The baby filled her mind, her heart and her senses.”

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Nute
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#GratefulReads - Books Gifted to You: I‘ve never had a reading friend in my day-to-day life space. That‘s why I belong to several book clubs and put energy into Litsy. When one of my co-workers made a bookish comment one day, my heart skipped a beat! ‘OMG, are you a reader?‘ I gushed about books for the next several days and then I bought her a book. Guess what happened next? She bought me one back (the tagged book)! Be still my heart!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love Moriarty, haven't read this one yet though. 2y
Megabooks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego it‘s actually my favorite and I‘m not usually a romance person. 2y
LiteraryinLawrence Yay for a bookish friend IRL!! 2y
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Hooked_on_books That‘s such a good story! ☺️ 2y
OriginalCyn620 That‘s awesome! 😊📚 2y
Bookzombie What a great story! 🙂 2y
Billypar I think about this a lot - how much of a niche hobby it's become. Now even if two readers read wildly different stuff, I feel like they have more in common than two people who watch the same tv shows. 2y
Reggie This was a lovely post.❤️ 2y
Crazeedi That is a wonderful story, so glad for you 2y
Nute @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Megabooks I like her books. This one was a pleasant surprise due to the main character‘s occupation. I thought it was really interesting to do the story with hypnotherapy being thrown in the mix and also the fact that she thought her honey had props because he was “worthy” of having a stalker!😧This girl needed a best girlfriend! 2y
Nute @Hooked_on_books @OriginalCyn620 @Bookzombie @Reggie @Crazeedi Thank you! I‘m so grateful to have my Litsy friends to help fill the void of IRL reading companions!💕 2y
Nute @LiteraryinLititz Yes! She doesn‘t read a lot or even consistently, but when she is reading I am so grateful for her presence in my life. A bookish friend for me...even in the slightest degree - an overflowing heart!💕 2y
Nute @Billypar There is a deep connection at the ‘earthiness‘ of our being related to shared stories. I think that storytelling has always accomplished that. I can‘t imagine the immediate ease of conversation that we would have at our first meeting, Vinny, just because of calling ourselves ‘readers.‘🙂 2y
Megabooks That is a very good point re:stalker! She did need some friends! 2y
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KristenDuck
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Yes! Well done Moriarty!

This was such a refreshing read. While our hypnotist Ellen is falling in love with the widower, Patrick, she quickly learns of his ever-looming stalker.

Loved all of the characters in this book, appreciated the lightheartedness, the insights into hypnotism, the love stories, and even the ending! This does not usually happen for me with romance!

Such a well crafted plot and characters. Highly recommend.

mrs.stevens Loved this book too!!!! 2y
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KristenDuck
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“I‘ve heard that‘s all very ‘in‘ at the moment.”

Reading this page SO reminded me of me with my mother.

As if Buddhism and mindfulness are new concepts.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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Pickpick

This is my second Moriarity and I‘ve enjoyed them both. This is written first person, and I appreciated being in these particular characters‘ heads. I enjoy staging simple photos with a book and I realize it makes me consider the story in another way, by determining what I should use. Today, the exercise had a superb payoff as I had overlooked a joke the author made and I laughed out loud as I was setting up this shot. #BookNerdBliss

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Ovmum2002

Loved it!

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Megabooks
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1. I love the clematis I got my mom several mother‘s days ago, but I also love lilies of all types!
2. Tagged! It was a reread. Just so fun. I find Saskia as fascinating as Ellen does.
3. I just binge-watched Girls Incarnated on Netflix. Also anything 90-day Fiancé on TLC.
4. Shakespeare

#HumpDayPost

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aa_guer2021
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Eeeep!! It's finally, finally here (mailbox not big enough, so I had to talk to the management office) and I love everything!! How did you know I ❤️ stuffies and hedgehogs?? 🦔 The candy, the bookmark, the tea, the socks!! And the books, of course the books. 😍📚🧦🎉

Thank you @Gaylagal2 😊 and thank you @TheReadingMermaid for putting together the swap. 💖💋

#MysteryMessageSwap #happybookworm #TGIF

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Megabooks
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This may be my favorite Liane Moriarty. I kind of understand how Saskia felt about Patrick. She (properly) horrified me on my first reading.

I‘ve had people hurtfully leave my life - most recently my three best friends from high school when I became depressed - and if I didn‘t have family to lean on, I probably would‘ve lost it, too. (Fortunately, I‘ve made a few other friends now.)

I relate to all the characters more in this one than her others

KateFulfordAuthor Thanks for the review / thoughts (edited) 2y
Megabooks @KateFulfordAuthor It was really too personal for a review, but I love the book. Thanks! 2y
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Lindsay.Butier
Pickpick

I found this extremely intriguing... it had some hints of a thriller but still managed to be a “light read” which was an interesting choice for the author. Loved it overall!!

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Lindsay.Butier
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Love that each chapter starts with a quote 👏🏼

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Maude
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Pickpick

Hmmmmmm, this started out quite good but it kind of lost me a bit at the end. I guess it was just too tidy for my tastes 😊 All in all a good summer/beach read though, which is what I needed as I prepped for my move from Texas to Alaska.

DivineDiana Now, that‘s quite a move! Good luck! 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Wowww from Texas to Alaska? That's quite a change! All the best! 3y
Erinreadsthebooks Love the statue 😍 3y
Maude Thanks y'all 😊 I'm excited and nervous about Alaska, as an army wife I've been a lot of places but Alaska seems like the wildest one 😁 3y
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Maude
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I found this at my local thrift shop for a quarter so I'm starting now :) I haven't read any of her books yet.

LiteraryinLawrence I love Liane Moriarty! Hope you enjoy this one! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I haven‘t read this one yet but I‘ve enjoyed a few others of hers. 3y
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AntoinetteBuchanan
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“Knit not stalk” is my new motto. Liane Moriarty rules the contemporary women‘s fiction genre.This was a well written, well paced and occasionally nuanced exploration of love in different forms and expressions. Everyone ends up happy in the end - it‘s part of the contract. 4 stars

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Itchyfeetreader
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Not my favourite of Moriaty‘s but good for #anglophileapril #everybreatheyoutake

Mdargusch I have not read this yet! I love her writing! 💗 3y
darklydreaming I love her writing too! Some of her books are better than others. Haven‘t read this one yet though! 3y
Cinfhen Haven‘t read this book. I do think her earlier books are better than her last 2 😖 3y
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t read this one. Her books are good but not great for me. 3y
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Madison91
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Pickpick

Set in Australia. J‘adore. Characters? Amazing. Got you feeling things. Yes. Will never say a bad word about liane moriarty

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LoTulsa
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this one.

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howjessicareads
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Pickpick

Now I‘ve read them all except for Nine Perfect Strangers! #howjessreadsin2019

Crazeedi I've read all her too I think 3y
LiteraryinLawrence She‘s one of my favorite authors, but for me, Nine Perfect Strangers was a misstep. You‘ve read all the good ones! 3y
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Heatherfeather
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Pickpick

I liked it. Although the weirdo in me wanted a grittier story, less of a tidy, happy ending. 😁

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elisebarker
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Pickpick

This was an unexpected Moriarty story but I really liked it! There wasn‘t a huge plot twist or whodunnit type scenario, but it was very sweet and gentle.

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MyNamesParadise
Hypnotist's Love Story | Liane Moriarty
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I need to read the book if it‘s going to be a TV series. Admittedly I don‘t watch shows live on basic cable anymore; I usually binge later on, but this would be a show I want to check out as I love #LianeMoriarty and really like Heather Graham.

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Jeg
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Mehso-so

Finished this on the flight from Charlotte to SAN Francisco. Seemed very drawn out to me. Ends tied a little too neatly. Probably an ok holiday read. Have to say I‘ve enjoyed her later books a lot more. @MrsMalaprop

CarolynM Enjoy San Fransisco 3y
Jeg @CarolynM thanks. It‘s a bit like coming home. We worked here years ago and visit often. The weather at this time of year is just great. We walk and catch public transport to all our favourite places and catch up with friends. It‘s a wonderful city but getting to be very expensive. Have you visited? 3y
CarolynM That sound great🙂No, I've never been there but it's somewhere I want very much to visit. One day... 3y
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BekaReid
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How true this can be.

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BekaReid
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This is one of many books in our lovely cottage airbnb. Seems like a good vacation read, and I enjoyed what I've read of Liane Moriarty so far.

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Laylafinn
Bailedbailed

I tried, I‘m halfway through the book and I‘m just bored. With Halloween approaching fast I‘m ready to move onto another thriller.

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meganmayfair
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One of my favourite books of all time and was so lucky to have it signed by Liane this week 😊

aa_guer2021 Meeting one of my favorite authors would be a dream come true. Congrats! :) 3y
ericarobynreads 😍😍😍 3y
meganmayfair @ruskigurl16 seriously fangirling I was. 3y
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LoverofLit
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Chick Lit with a side of thrill. I really enjoyed this story following two women, Ellen, who's in a newly serious relationship with Patrick, and Saskia, Patrick's ex from 3 years ago who's been stalking him since he broke up with her. I loved Ellen. She was a genuinely good person with realistic petty feelings that made her someone I'd befriend, and Saskia was oddly funny and relatable while also creepy and sad. Another win for Moriarty!

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sophierayton
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Liane Moriarty is such a good storyteller. I got a bit bored in parts and felt like it could have been shorter. I liked learning about hypnotherapy and stalkers.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you've been loving this community as much as the rest of us 📖💙 3y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 3y
sophierayton It's the best place on the internet! 3y
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