Truly Madly Guilty is the fourth book I’ve read by Liane Moriarty and once again I found her work enjoyable to read. Of all her books, this one contains the least action or conflict. It does, however, examine how various relationships strain as we get older and how we need to adapt. Though there is a bit of a surprise, you’ll put the pieces together yourself and won’t be gasping in shock.
Clementine and Erika are the kind of friends who don’t necessarily like each other all that much but continue to be friends because they always have been. In what feels like an obligation, Clementine and her husband Sam make plans to hang out with Erika and her husband Oliver, which morphs into a little get-together at the home of Erika and Oliver’s over-the-top neighbors. While there, something terrible happens and each couple is working out how to move forward.
3 out of 5 stars because it’s good but not quite as good as her other work. Though the 500 pages move quickly, it didn’t seem like it should take quite so long to expose what actually happened at the party.