Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty

Truly Madly Guilty

By Liane Moriarty

  • Release Date: 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Family Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 2,177 Ratings


“Here’s the best news you’ve heard all year: Not a single page disappoints....The only difficulty withTruly Madly Guilty? Putting it down." —Miami Herald

“Captivating, suspenseful…tantalizing.” —People Magazine

The new novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies, and What Alice Forgot, about how sometimes we don’t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it’s too late.

Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families.

Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.

Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite.

Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question:What if we hadn’t gone?

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.


  • Amazing book!

    Complex characters with deep storylines for each one. I don’t know where she comes up with this stuff! Her writing is so beautiful and funny. I can’t stop reading her books, and this one is my favorite so far because of the way she paints the relationships between the characters so richly. I didn’t want it to end.
  • Slow reading first half of the story

    By Sues004
    First half was difficult to make myself keep reading the book. The second half of the book was better.
  • Page turner

    By wendypl
    You’ll never be able to guess what happens next.
  • Loved it!!

    By Mywaynichols76
    The story kept me interested throughout the entire book. It was definitely worth my time and money.
  • Loved this!

    By ShellMor
    Such a great story…never a dull moment!
  • Pulled it together at the end…

    By itmeltedintowonder
    Although it pulled it together in the end, the first 3/4 were like slogging through a pond full of cold oatmeal. I thought I’d never make it but it was somehow compelling enough that I couldn’t mark at as DNF.
  • Good drama for a slow read

    By jaira jai
    Lovely story telling . I felt it was best to take a whole week to read this one (slowly) to really develop the characters In my mind.
  • Great Read.

    By JHW817
    Great story line and very well written. Highly recommend this book
  • One of the Worst I’ve Read…

    By Jenny1986
    I loved Big Little Lies, but this book was the worst I’ve read in a long time. It continued to drag on and on, and by the time I reached the end I felt like I had wasted my time. It’s very rare that I feel annoyed that I took the time to finish a book, but that is exactly what happened once I reached the end of Truly Madly Guilty. It was just pointless.
  • Eh

    By dnpwrm
    A lot of words for not much happening.