Instaread Summary of Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Five out of five stars
When you complete the frenetic description of the plot, your main thought is that there is just too much here for a single book. The main characters possess emotional angst run amok, the primary event is the very near death by drowning of a two-year-old in a fountain during a barbeque where all the adults seem to be caught up in themselves.
The author of the summary so well expresses my thoughts of the book that I cannot improve on them. Here are some passages from the “Author’s style” section.
“From its romantic-sounding title to its gimmick-heavy plot, ‘Truly Madly Guilty’ suffers from trappings that don’t suit its subject matter.”
“Liane Moriarty’s decent prose, well-observed characters, and subtle portrait of a female friendship are all overshadowed by her heavy-handed plotting.”
“Moriarty’s technical tricks feel forced and are so overused that they almost read as parody.”
While it may seem lazy to create a review that is largely quotes from the summary, when you cannot do better, it is best not to try.
This book was made available for free for review purposes.