Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty

Truly Madly Guilty

By Liane Moriarty

  • Release Date: 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4
From 651 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.


  • Truly madly guilty

    By Herbettajean
    Not one likable character to make the wait for what happened at the stupid bar b q bearable. Bad grammar, typos just made it worse.
  • SO DULL!!!

    By MCSCOTT702
    Like other reviewers, I am a fan of Liane’s writing and enjoyed her writing. I flew through her other books in as quick as a day and I was really excited for this one! However, I found myself getting irritated at the drawn out story. They keep alluding to the events that happen at the BBQ, but when it finally gets to that part, its not even that great. The whole build-up felt anti-climatic. Many times I wanted to quit reading this, but because I spent money on the book I made myself finish it…and it took me several weeks because it was so dull!!! Do yourself a favor and SKIP THIS ONE!
  • Slow

    By Ebd09
    This book was so slow at first, but at least it did pick up in the second half. It was okay, but not great so I would not recommend to a friend. This was my third Liane Moriarity book and I felt like this after each one, guess I should move on from her....
  • Disappointing

    By Jule23
    I am a huge Liane Moriarty fan, so much so I preordered this and stalked my mailbox until it arrived. Maybe I expected too much but this book fell short. The story line fell flat and felt like it was rushed to be published. Not nearly as good as Husband's Secret, Three Wishes, or my favorite, Big Little Lies.
  • First rate read

    By maiway
    Moriarty has always excelled at maintaining suspense. Now she's matured into a wise observer of human nature as well. This book tunnels into the psychology of adults and children, examining the aftermath of a near-tragedy, its impact on the marriages and family dynamics of the people involved. At the same time, it entertains - Moriarty's breezy humor and expert pacing are at their best.
  • Was a fan.

    By Yodathesmoda
    I've read all of this author's books and loved them. Except this one. So dull. Couldn't even force myself to finish it. I knew there was a reason it was deeply on sale be. If you loved Liane's earlier works be cautious. This book is not like those!
  • Truly Madly Guilty

    By Perky too
    I thought this book would never end! I have to agree with the reviewers who gave it one or two stars. I waited months to get it from the digital library as it seemed so popular and I have enjoyed her other books. What in the world was she thinking? I was so bored I finally skimmed through the second half. A very big disappointment ‼️
  • V disappointing

    By Baxrax9
    Shockingly predictable and uneventful, esp compared to husbands secret & big little lies. They were great books. Not sure what's happened but would not say it was by the same author ☹️
  • Not bad writing just a boring story line

    By Chicasixburgh
    Once all was revealed of what happened at the party, I was no longer interested in following the story or the characters. Definitely not on par with the other thrillers that this came up as relevant to
  • Worth the read!

    By FlyFish3r
    I don't know what all the haters are talking about on this one.... I have read every book Liane Moriarty has written and this one did not disappoint! I absolutely love how she uses real human foibles to weave her rich stories. It really gives you an inside look into people going through different trials in life. I read a review that said the characters were not likeable but I didn't find this to be the case at all. I'm glad I ignored all the not so great reviews and gave this book a shot. Can't wait to read her next book!