Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty⭐⭐⭐⭐
An afternoon barbecue becomes the focus of this book as the story is told from the viewpoint of a handful of characters who all experience the same event but react to it in different ways.
Truly Madly Guilty takes a round-about approach to actually get to the “event” that happens at the barbecue but in a well written story-telling way from multiple character’s points of view. Moriarty has created characters who are all in some sort of turmoil and the “event” is a defining moment for all of them.
From a neurotic woman raised by an incompetent hoarding mother, to a former stripper, to an accomplished cellist, to an old and grumpy neighbor, Truly Madly Guilty looks at how we might not always really know someone and the many angles of our lives- our childhoods, our marriages and lifelong friendships and how all these things can bind us and break us over the years.
Moriarty uses the “event” in her story to construct the histories of all these characters in a beautiful way.
I enjoyed Truly Madly Guilty.
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