Book Review – Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty…

 Despite their differences, Erika and Clementine have been best friends since they were children. So when Erika needs help, Clementine should be the obvious person to turn to. Or so you’d think. For Clementine, as a mother of a two desperately trying to practise for the audition of a lifetime, the last thing she needs is Erika asking for something, again. But the barbecue should be the perfect way to forget their problems for a while. Especially when their hosts, Vid and Tiffany, are only too happy to distract them. Which is how it all spirals out of control… 
I was given an ARC by Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

This story is dull. I’m so sorry but it really is. The characters are limp and have nothing to endear themselves to me. I just couldn’t enjoy this book.

A two out of five star read.

I am profoundly grateful to Netgalley and to Penguin UK for my copy.

My top 10 favourite books…

I had to think long and hard about this one. I have cheated slightly and squished the Harry Potter books down into one book. Otherwise I only have three spaces to play with. Likewise the Hunger Games trilogy. They take up one space to give me more space.

  1. The Harry Potter series by J. K Rowling. Simply stunning storytelling from start to end.I think I’m still a little bit in awe of them.
  2. The Humger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. These books were my introduction to the dystopian genre. I love them! Katniss is one of my favourite female protagonists.
  3. The Surgeon by Tess Getritsen. This book introduces us to Rizzoli and Isles. A truly brilliant crime thriller.
  4. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen. The gripping follow up to The Surgeon.
  5. The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen. The first full novel where Jane and Maura work together.
  6. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen. This is as far as I’ve got in the Rizzoli and Isles series and I’m really looking forward to more.
  7. Silent Scream by Angela Marsons. Her debut novel. The one that introduced D.I Kim Stone to us. A really stellar read.
  8. Evil Games by Angela Marsons. This is the second D.I Kim Stone novel. As utterly gripping as the first.
  9. Eeny Meeny by M.J Arlidge. This book introduces us to D.I Helen Grace, another strong, female detective.
  10. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell. The first Kay Scarpetta novel I ever read.