By Liane Moriarty
Genre Adult Contemporary
Alice wakes up in the gym after a fall and head injury to discover life is not at all what she remembers. The last thing she new, she was 29, married, pregnant with her first child and madly in love. But when she discovers she's actually 39, has three kids and is going through a nasty divorce she'll have to piece together the last ten years she's lost to discover what happened and how things got so bad.
She was floating, arms outspread, water lapping her body, breathing in a summery fragrance of salt and coconut.
- Remember my theory about Australian authors? About how there's something in the water down there because they're all such amazing authors? Yeah. Liane Moriarty is quite the talented writer. I loved Big Little Lies and I was very intrigued by the synopsis for this one so I knew I had to read it next.
- This is one of those book, for me anyway, that you go into already hoping for that perfect ending that you want. So what if it's too neat and happy. I wanted it anyway!
- I was expecting amusing and entertaining and I got it. I also got this heart wrenching, almost too relatable story that made me ache with understanding and happiness.
- I can't say enough about Liane's writing. I'm going to call her by her first name because I totally want to be her friend...I'm just going to pretend we are friends. It's not just technically perfect, it's so perfectly deep! There's so many hidden nuances in this story that could never be handled by a lesser author.
- I loved the whole thing! Cover to cover, The romance the humor the tears. It's raw and real and then funny and sweet. I couldn't put it down. My life totally got put on hold for this treasure.
- I can't wait to see what other wonderful stories and quirky characters Liane comes up with next.
Should you read it?
Yes! In fact, I'd recommend this one to start with if you want to try one of Liane's books. And I'm saying that having only read two. So you know it's good.