“You could jump so much higher when you had somewhere safe to fall."
Number of Pages: 487.
Perspective: Third Alternating.
Location: Sydney, Australia.
Time to Read: 9 hours and 14 minutes.
Truly Madly Guilty is a mystery novel that follows three different couples in the aftermath of a barbecue that went horribly wrong. For a complete summary, you can go here.
Liane is well-deservedly one of my favorite authors. She continues to produce intriguing stories that have you guessing until the end. This book is not my favorite of hers—that is still Big Little Lies—but this one was still very entertaining.
There was a lot of foreshadowing, so I wasn't too shocked by anything that happened, but there were a few good twists. Liane tends to have a lot of characters in her books, but she still does a good job with spending the right amount of time on character development. You get to know the characters enough to still be able to move the story along at a smooth pace. Her books are long, but they still feel like fast reads.
Truly Madly Guilty took a glimpse into the life of upper middle class families with various motives, upbringings, and personalities. It dives into how people handle tragedies. I think women would enjoy this book more than men. It is for people who like thrillers that aren’t dark. If you are interested in buying the book, you can buy it here. After you have read it, leave a comment and let me know what you think!
“That was the irony: Her mother loved things so much that she had nothing.”