Search Results: "Liane Moriarty"


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BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"Deservedly popular Moriarty invigorates the tired social-issue formula of women's fiction through wit, good humor, sharp insight into human nature and addictive storytelling."
After last year's best-selling The Husband's Secret, Australian Moriarty brings the edginess of her less-known The Hypnotist's Love Story (2012) to bear in this darkly comic mystery surrounding a disastrous parents' night at an elementary school fundraiser. Read full book review >

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MORIARTY by Anthony Horowitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Readers who aren't put off by the Hollywood pacing, with action set pieces less like Conan Doyle than the Robert Downey Jr. movies, are in for a rare treat, a mystery as original as it is enthralling."
A Sherlockian pastiche without Holmes and Watson? Yes indeed, and it's a tour de force quite unlike any other fruit from these densely plowed fields. Read full book review >

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THREE WISHES by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Sneering tone and choppy style mar this first novel, set in Sydney, from Australian author Moriarty."
Meet the Kettle sisters: 33-year-old triplets. Read full book review >

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THE HYPNOTIST'S LOVE STORY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2012

"Amazingly, the effervescent comedy and troubling melodrama combine to create a satisfying beach read, escapist but not unintelligent."
Australian Moriarty (What Alice Forgot, 2011, etc.) has managed to combine an infectiously lighthearted romance about a Sydney hypnotherapist with a potentially upsetting examination of a stalker's interior life. Read full book review >

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TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Not one of Moriarty's best outings."
Relying less on comedy or edginess than in previous novels (Big Little Lies, 2014, etc.), Moriarty explores the social and psychological repercussions of a barbecue in Sydney gone terribly awry. Read full book review >

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THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2013

"Moriarty may be an edgier, more provocative and bolder successor to Maeve Binchy. There is real darkness here, but it is offset by the author's natural wit—she weaves in the Pandora myth and a history of the Berlin Wall—and irrepressible goodwill toward her characters."
There are more than enough secrets to go around in the intertwining lives of three women connected to a Catholic elementary school in Sidney. Read full book review >

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WHAT ALICE FORGOT by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2011

"Cheerfully engaging."
From Australian Moriarty (The Last Anniversary, 2006, etc.), domestic escapism about a woman whose temporary amnesia makes her re-examine what really matters to her. Read full book review >

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THE LAST ANNIVERSARY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"An overstuffed tale that can't decide if it's a mystery or a romance."
Moriarty's second novel follows the Doughty clan as they fight to protect family secrets. Read full book review >

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MORIARTY RETURNS A LETTER by Michael Robertson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Robertson (The Baker Street Translation, 2013, etc.) extracts another ebullient puzzle from the most improbable yet thoroughly logical sources imaginable."
More trouble for the Sherlock Holmes letters and the curators who love them not wisely but too well. Read full book review >

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THE REVENGE OF MORIARTY by John E. Gardner
Released: Dec. 12, 1975

"To Holmes' fiddle, add the faddle."
There's no particular reason to assume that Holmes' followers or even faddists will be drawn to this second in the series (Moriarty's Return, 1974). Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF MORIARTY by John E. Gardner
Released: Oct. 28, 1974

"Gardner is just not in a class with Watson and the plot bears only a tangential relationship to the original canon."
We don't know how to square this tale of evil, based on the journals of the notorious Moriarity himself, with the intelligence lately provided by the good Watson (The Seven Per-Cent Solution, p. 650). Read full book review >