One luxury retreat in the middle of nowhere. Ten day in which no one can leave. Nine strangers. One perfect lie…
This book had me hooked at the first page. Normally it takes a few chapters to become invested in a book, but Moriarty certainly knows how to open a novel. While the story centers around 11 key characters, the one who frequents the most is Francis – romance novelist and in my opinion, hilarious. I kept finding myself grinning at her chapters which certainly lead me to getting some strange looks on the tube.
The characters were created extremely well, I liked and was invested in nearly all of them. They felt like genuine people with raw and realistic emotions and experiences which really added to my overall enjoyment of the book. Usually books with so many characters and view points can create a confusing dialogue and lack of connection with them, but Moriarty executed this well.
I think the first half of the book was slightly better than the second half, with it being pretty farfetched and unrealistic. That being said, I liked the way the book finished with all of the story lines tied up at the end. The book was easy to read, interesting and refreshingly different. I am now going to have to read her previous books ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘The Husband’s Secret’. Overall, exceptionally well written, intriguing, engaging and witty – would 100% recommend this book.