Book Review – Truly Madly Guilty

by Liane Moriarty (Michael Joseph) ISBN: 9780718180287

Erika is the perfect automaton who manages her life on a tightly controlled schedule, and is equally matched by her anxious husband Oliver.

Together they seem to have it all, although Erika hides a tragic past that threatens to derail her. Clementine is a flighty cellist who is married to creative marketer, Sam with whom she has two little girls, Holly and Ruby.

That Erika and Clementine are friends is a surprise to anyone who meets them. After all, Clementine would never describe Erika as her best friend, even though they have been friends since primary school.

A chance invitation to an afternoon barbecue with Vid and Tiffany, Erika and Oliver’s colourful neighbours make Clementine and Sam eager to spend time with Erika and Oliver. The afternoon proves to be one that none of the participants will ever forget. The events that transpire over that Saturday in perfect suburbia will have far reaching consequences for every one of them. 

Truly Madly Guilty builds up slowly to a satisfying conclusion, and showcases human frailty and love in spectacular detail.

Merissa Himraj

Posted on: 25th November 2016