Neuf citadins stressés, prêts pour un break dans une sublime station thermale. Le Tranquillum House leur propose, grâce à une approche révolutionnaire, de renouer avec l'énergie positive pour prendre un nouveau départ. Coupés du monde extérieur, délestés de leurs portables, tous s'attendent avec impatience à une transformation totale.
Au fur et à mesure de la cure, entre méditation, tai chi et techniques de bien-être, les langues se délient, les secrets enfouis resurgissent, les animosités aussi. On leur avait promis la quiétude et le renouveau, c'est le lâcher-prise qui s'installe... mais pas celui auquel ils s'attendaient.
Avec l'humour et la subtilité qui ont fait son succès, Liane Moriarty, l'auteur du Secret du mari et de Petits secrets, grands mensonges, traque les vérités cachées derrière les apparences et la quête parfois absurde du changement à tout prix. Du grand art.
Jamais deux sans trois ! C'est le credo des triplées Lynn, Cat et Gemma. Mais leur trente-quatrième anniversaire pourrait tout changer...
Il y a Lyn, la soeur raisonnable, qui bataille pour trouver un équilibre entre sa vie de mère, de couple et sa vie professionnelle. Cat, dont tout le monde envie le prétendu mariage parfait. Et Gemma, qui change de job et de fiancé comme de chemise. Elles sont soeurs, triplées, soudées. Ensemble, elles ont toujours réussi à surmonter les épreuves de la vie. Jusqu'à cette fête d'anniversaire qui lève le voile sur de dérangeantes vérités. Et menace de les plonger dans le chaos. Spécialiste en arsenic acidulé, la romancière australienne Liane Moriarty excelle à nous dévoiler les insoupçonnables secrets qui se cachent derrière les apparences. Après le succès du Secret du mari, traduit dans 55 pays et de Petits et grands mensonges, adapté en série par HBO sous le titre Big little lies, ce roman, mené comme un thriller, est un soap doux amer dont personne ne ressort indemne.
Alice Love tombe en faisant du sport. Lorsqu'elle se réveille, elle pense qu'elle a 29 ans, qu'elle est enceinte de son premier enfant et qu'on est en 1998. En réalité, on est en 2008, Alice a trois enfants, Madison, 10 ans, Tom, 8 ans et Olivia, 5 ans, et s'apprête à divorcer. Comment a-t-elle pu devenir cette femme autoritaire et maigrichonne (faire du sport ? elle DÉTESTE ça !) ? Pourquoi Elisabeth, sa soeur adorée, est-elle en froid avec elle ? Comment Nick, son amour de toujours, et elle en sont-ils venus à se détester ? Alice devra s'efforcer de reconstituer le puzzle de cette décennie oubliée et découvrira si son amnésie est une malédiction ou une bénédiction.Et si perdre la mémoire était la meilleure chose qu'il soit jamais arrivé à Alice ?
Meurtre ou tragique accident ? À la fête de l'école, quelqu'un a trouvé la mort. Mais qui est vraiment responsable du drame ? Trois femmes à la croisée des chemins, des ex-maris et leurs nouvelles épouses, des familles recomposées (ou décomposées), qui cachent tous ces redoutables petits mensonges que l'on se raconte à soi-même pour continuer de vivre... Après Le Secret du mari, best-seller international, Liane Moriarty nous plonge une fois encore dans l'univers clos de ces quartiers résidentiels qui dissimulent derrière leurs jolies façades d'inavouables secrets. Avec elle, le sourire n'est jamais loin des larmes. Bientôt sur les écrans télé, la grande série HBO inspirée du roman, réunira dans les rôles principaux deux lectrices enthousiastes : Nicole Kidman et Reese Witherspoon ! « Lire Liane Moriarty, c'est un peu comme déguster un Cosmopolitan relevé d'un doigt d'arsenic. »USA Today
Jamais Cecilia n aurait dû lire cette lettre trouvée par hasard dans le grenier. Sur l enveloppe jaunie, quelques mots de la main de son mari : « À n ouvrir qu après ma mort ». La curiosité est trop forte, elle l ouvre et le temps s arrête John-Paul y confesse une faute terrible dont la révélation pourrait détruire non seulement leur famille mais la vie de quelques autres. À la fois folle de colère et dévastée par ce qu elle vient d apprendre, Cecilia ne sait que faire : si elle se tait, la vérité va la ronger, si elle parle, ceux qu elle aime souffriront.
Liane Moriarty brosse un tableau nuancé et émouvant de l amour (marital et familial) et se révèle bien mieux qu un simple auteur de best-sellers : une romancière dont les personnages attachants pourraient être vos amis ou vos voisins, avec leurs qualités et leurs failles.
Découvert par Amy Einhorn, l éditrice américaine de La Couleurs des sentiments, Le secret du mari est un immense succès aux U.S.A : Nº 1 sur la liste des best-sellers du New York Times, il figure toujours sur les listes des meilleures ventes deux ans après sa sortie.
Le Secret tient en haleine deux millions de lecteurs dans le monde dont un million aux USA.
Trois couples épanouis. De charmants enfants. Une amitié solide. Et un barbecue entre voisins par un beau dimanche ensoleillé : tous les ingrédients sont réunis pour passer un bon moment. Alors, pourquoi, deux mois plus tard, les invités ne cessent-ils de se répéter : « si seulement nous n'y étions pas allés » ?Après le succès du Secret du mari, traduit dans 55 pays, et de Petits secrets, grands mensonges, adapté par HBO, Liane Moriarty continue de dévoiler la noirceur qui rôde sous les vies ordinaires et nous plonge au coeur des redoutables petits mensonges et des inavouables secrets de l'âme humaine... Fin, décapant, et jubilatoire.
How far would you go to keep the man of your dreams?
From Liane Moriarty, the author of What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story is a stunning novel about love, life and knowing where to draw the line . . .
Hypnotherapist Ellen is fascinated by what makes people tick. So when she falls in love with Patrick, the fact that he has a stalker doesn't faze her in the slightest. If anything it intrigues her, and the more she hears about Saskia, the more she wants to meet this woman. But what Ellen doesn't know is that they've already met . . .
Saskia has been posing as one of Ellen's clients. Unable to let go of the life she so abruptly lost, she wants to know everything about the woman who took her place. And the further she inches her way into Ellen's world, the more trouble she stirs up.
Ellen's love story is about to take an unexpected turn. But it's not only Saskia who doesn't know where to stop: Ellen also has to ask herself what lines she's prepared to cross to get the happy ending she's always wanted.
Thought-provoking, sympathetic and smart, Liane Moriarty's The Hypnotist's Love Story is a novel for anyone who's ever loved, lost or found it hard to let go.
Praise for What Alice Forgot:
'Gripping, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire 'The perfect holiday read' She Magazine 'A call to embrace life' Easy Living Liane Moriarty is the author of three bestselling novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary and What Alice Forgot. Writing as L.M.Moriarty, she is also the author of the Space Brigade books for children (published in the US as the Nicola Berry, Earthling Ambassador series). She lives in Sydney with her husband and son.
*Published as BIG LITTLE LIES in Australia and the United States* Liane Moriarty, million copy selling author of The Husband's Secret brings us another addictive story of secrets and scandal.
Jane hasn't lived anywhere longer than six months since her son was born five years ago. She keeps moving in an attempt to escape her past. Now the idyllic seaside town of Pirriwee has pulled her to its shores and Jane finally feels like she belongs. She has friends in the feisty Madeline and the incredibly beautiful Celeste - two women with seemingly perfect lives . . . and their own secrets behind closed doors.
But then a small incident involving the children of all three women occurs in the playground causing a rift between them and the other parents of the school. Minor at first but escalating fast, until whispers and rumours become vicious and spiteful. It was always going to end in tears, but no one thought it would end in murder . . .
Praise for Liane Moriarty:
'Cleverly plotted, full of suspense, pulls you in from the first page' Sunday Mirror 'Gripping, acutely observed, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire 'The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling' Good Housekeeping 'A tense, page-turning story . . . a great read' Mail on Sunday 'The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable' Sophie Hannah Liane Moriarty is the author of six novels including Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story and The Husband's Secret, which was a million copy bestseller and won the most popular Richard and Judy book club title for the autumn 2013 book club. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.
From Liane Moriarty, million copy selling author of The Husband's Secret, comes The Last Anniversary, a captivating story laced with mystery.
'This is your last chance to change your mind, Rose. After today we can't go back. Ever.' Seventy-three years have passed since sisters Rose and Connie found an abandoned baby in the only other house on their little island, Scribbly Gum. With both parents vanished without a trace, Rose and Connie made the decision to take the baby in as their own. And since then the 'Munro Baby Mystery' has brought them fame and fortune.
But now, with Connie dead and outsider Sophie Honeywell inheriting her home, Rose begins to wonder if they made the right decision all those years ago. With the anniversary looming, and people still trying to solve the mystery, how much longer can they cover up the lie that has sustained their little community for four generations? And what other secrets are about to be revealed?
Praise for Liane Moriarty:
'Highly addictive' She 'Gripping, acutely observed, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire 'The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling' Good Housekeeping 'The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable' Sophie Hannah Liane Moriarty is the author of six novels including Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story and The Husband's Secret, which was a million copy bestseller and won the most popular Richard and Judy book club title for the autumn 2013 book club. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.
Liane Moriarty, top ten bestselling author of The Husband's Secret, imagines losing the most important ten years of your life in What Alice Forgot Alice is twenty-nine. She adores sleep, chocolate, and her ramshackle new house. She's newly engaged to the wonderful Nick and is pregnant with her first baby.
There's just one problem. All of that was ten years ago . . .
Alice has slipped in a step-aerobics class, hit her head and lost a decade. Now she's a grown-up, bossy mother of three in the middle of a nasty divorce and her beloved sister Elisabeth isn't speaking to her. This is her life but not as she knows it.
Clearly Alice has made some terrible mistakes. Just how much can happen in a decade?
Can she ever get back to the woman she used to be?
Praise for What Alice Forgot:
'Gripping, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire 'The perfect holiday read' She 'A call to embrace life' Easy Living Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of five novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story and most recently the top ten bestseller The Husband's Secret, as well as the Space Brigade series for children. She lives in Sydney with her husband and son.
'The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable' Sophie Hannah At the heart of the top ten bestselling The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty is a letter that's not meant to be read . . .
Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband's hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death.
Curious, she opens it - and time stops.
John-Paul's letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others.
Cecilia - betrayed, angry and distraught - wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband's secret, she will hurt those she loves most . . .
Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, or anyone who enjoyed One Moment, One Morning or The Midwife's Confession, The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty is about the things we know, the things we don't, and whether or not we ever get to choose. Above all, though, it's about how we must live with the consequences of our actions - whether we like it or not.
Praise for Liane Moriarty:
'Highly addictive' She 'Gripping, acutely observed, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire 'The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling' Good Housekeeping 'Captivating' Closer Liane Moriarty is the best-selling author of six novels including Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story, The Husband's Secret and Little Lies, all of which were published successfully around the world and translated into seven languages. Writing as L.M. Moriarty, she is also the author of the Space Brigade series for children. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.
*Liane's brand new novel Little Lies - an addictive story of secrets and scandal - is out now. A sample chapter of Little Lies is included in this latest edition of The Husband's Secret.
They say trouble always comes in threes. And for triplets Lyn, Cat and Gemma Kettle, their thirty-third year is no exception. Sensible Lyn is struggling to balance being a mother, wife and business woman without losing her mind. Cat, whose perfect marriage is the envy of all her friends, never suspects that her husband has been hiding a secret that will tear her life apart. And directionless Gemma, who changes jobs and boyfriends every few months, has just met a new man who might be the answer she didn't know she was looking for. Through everything, the bonds of the sisters are strong enough to withstand whatever life throws at them. That is until the night of their thirty-fourth birthday dinner, when things are said that can't be taken back . . .
The electrifying new novel from the international bestselling author, Liane MoriartyDespite their differences, Erika and Clementine have been best friends since they were children. So when Erika needs help, Clementine should be the obvious person to turn to. Or so you'd think.For Clementine, as a mother of a two desperately trying to practise for the audition of a lifetime, the last thing she needs is Erika asking for something, again.But the barbecue should be the perfect way to forget their problems for a while. Especially when their hosts, Vid and Tiffany, are only too happy to distract them.Which is how it all spirals out of control...Praise for Big Little Lies'The author of last year's bestseller, The Husband's Secret, is back with another sure-fire hit. Unputdownable'The Sun on Sunday 'Absolutely brilliant, even better than The Husband's Secret. Loved it. Liane Moriarty has that rare Anne Tyler thing of being able to make fun of people while clearly having compassion for them' Louise Candlish, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Sudden Departure of the Frasers'Here at Company HQ we're all obsessed with Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. This juicy seaside-town murder mystery will be one of the biggest books this autumn' Company Magazine 'This fantastically written story, with its little clues casually dropped in along the way, will keep you guessing until the very end ... Another compelling, funny and thought-provoking winner from Liane Moriarty. Do whatever you can to get your hands on a copy - it's brilliant' Heat Magazine 'It's not often that a book about murder mingled with domestic and sexual violence has you howling with laughter, but Moriarty pulls it off here ... Her ironic turn of phrases infuses even poignant moments with humour. Blending romance, comedy and mystery, this is a wonderful book - full of brains, guts and heart' The Sunday Mirror 'A brilliantly plotted story with characters to care for who kept me reading, utterly gripped' Woman and Home Magazine 'Take this page-turner on holiday with you - you won't be able to put it down!' Closer Magazine 'A twisted thriller' Now Magazine 'Another riveting thriller. Tackling difficult subjects with intelligence and humanity' Hello Magazine 'A compelling summer read not to be missed' OK Magazine 'This addictive new thriller from bestselling author Liane Moriarty weaves three stories together to a shocking and unpredictable climax' Take A Break Magazine'It all reads terrifyingly real, with the viciousness of the women at the school gates and the hell they can make each others' lives. It's a fine book' The Sunday Sport'Moriarty is happy to thread a thin line between mummy lit and fluffy thriller. It's easy to get stuck into this book, thanks to neat plotting that keeps you guessing. Just dive right in because this book slips down as easily as a strawberry soufflé' Irish Independent
Remember the woman you used to be ...
Alice is twenty-nine. She is whimsical, optimistic and adores sleep, chocolate, her ramshackle new house and her wonderful husband Nick. What's more, she's looking forward to the birth of the 'Sultana' - her first baby.
But now Alice has slipped and hit her head in her step-aerobics class and everyone's telling her she's misplaced the last ten years of her life.
In fact, it would seem that Alice is actually thirty-nine and now she loves schedules, expensive lingerie, caffeine and manicures. She has three children and the honeymoon is well and truly over for her and Nick. In fact, he looks at her like she's his worst enemy. What's more, her beloved sister Elisabeth isn't speaking to her either. And who is this 'Gina'everyone is so carefully trying not to mention?
Alice isn't sure that she likes life ten years on. Every photo is another memory she doesn't have and nothing makes sense. Just how much can happen in a decade? Has she really lost her lovely husband for ever?
Now that they've saved two planets from destruction, Nicola and her Space Brigaders must take care of Shimlara's family. So they travel to Whimsy - a beautiful, pink haloed planet where the people lie around in meadows making up poems, playing harps, and creating sculptures. There, they parachute, scuba dive, and white water raft their way to a prison camp, where they rescue Shimlara's family and help the people of Whimsy wage war against the evil, red-scaled beings from Volcomania.
Check out the #1New York TimesbestsellerBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, called a surefire hit by Entertainment Weekly."The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town...are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee...[Moriarty] is a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly; even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking. Entertainment Weekly"Reading one [ofLiane Moriarty's novels] is a bit like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic... [BIG LITTLE LIES] is a fun, engaging and sometimes disturbing read USA TodaySometimes its the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . .A murder . . . a tragic accident . . . or just parents behaving badly? Whats indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what?Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. Shes funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madelines youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off,Madelines teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madelines ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldnt be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.