Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty is a story of multiple characters who are either attending, or working at, Tranquillum House, a health resort. They each have a different reason for being there and you come to find that reason as the book unfolds.
This was a well written, character driven book. I was sucked right into the story. The characters totally fascinated me. As some of the characters’ stories unraveled I was heart broken for them. Though, it was not an emotionally heavy read.
The book is narrated by these multiple characters. Some characters get more narrating time than others and I did find that I wanted to hear more from some of them than I did. Often with books written with multiple narrators it is hard to get really invested in a character and feel like you really know them. I did miss that feeling of really knowing some of the characters but the storyline itself made up for it.
Nine Perfect Strangers was not at all what I expected. It took turns that I was unprepared for and I loved every minute of it.
This would make a great book to discuss with others. There are so many themes to delve deeper into like self-identity, empathy, searching, how you live life and what you do with it, how we have more in common with others than we think we do.
This was my first Liane Moriarty book and after reading Nine Perfect Strangers I am excited to read more by her.