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 ?
Jamais Cecilia naurait dû lire cette lettre trouvée par hasard dans le grenier. Sur lenveloppe jaunie, quelques mots de la main de son mari : « À nouvrir quaprès ma mort ». La curiosité est trop forte, elle louvre et le temps sarrête 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 quelle vient dapprendre, Cecilia ne sait que faire : si elle se tait, la vérité va la ronger, si elle parle, ceux quelle aime souffriront.
Liane Moriarty brosse un tableau nuancé et émouvant de lamour (marital et familial) et se révèle bien mieux quun 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, léditrice 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.
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
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.
A gripping exploration of love and obsession from the bestselling author behind the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning HBO series Big Little Lies.
How far would you go to keep the man of your dreams?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.'A complex, nuanced look at relationships, and the nature of romantic attachment' Telegraph
Praise for Liane Moriarty
'Staggeringly brilliant, literally unputdownable' Sophie Hannah'Keeps you guessing to the very end - perfect summer read' Reese Witherspoon 'Gripping, acutely observed, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire 'The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling' Good Housekeeping 'Captivating' Closer
The number one BESTSELLING novel behind the EMMY AWARD WINNING HBO series starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Alexander Skarsgard and Shailene Woodey.'Let me ask you a question. Would you like a series that has everything? Good. Because it is, emphatically, HERE' The Guardian'Depth, class and a sense of humour' The Times'Artful and arch, a compelling and sad satire' Vanity Fair
Perfect family, perfect house, perfect life; Jane, Madeline and Celeste have it all . . . or do they? They are about to find out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control. From the author of Truly Madly Guilty and The Husband's Secret comes a novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.Jane hasn't lived anywhere for 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 coastal town of Pirriwee has pulled her to its shores and Jane feels as if she finally belongs. She finds friends in the feisty Madeline and the incredibly beautiful Celeste, two women with seemingly perfect lives - and their own secrets. But at the start of a new term, an incident involving the children of all three women occurs in the playground, causing a rift between them and other parents. Minor at first but escalating fast, until the whispers and rumours become vicious and spiteful, and the truths blur into lies.It was always going to end in tears, but no one thought it would end in murder . . . Don't want Big Little Lies to end? Then why not order Liane Moriarty's new hit, Truly Madly Guilty
Praise for Liane Moriarty:
'Brilliant, stand-out, superbly clever. Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly' Sunday Express'A nuanced psychological study of the elements of motherly and matrimonial behaviour' The Sunday Times'Blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal. A tense page-turning story . . . a great read' Mail on Sunday'Staggeringly brilliant . . . literally unputdownable' Sophie Hannah'Blending romance, comedy and mystery, this is a wonderful book - full of brains, guts and heart' Sunday Mirror'Tolls a warning bell about the big little lies we tell to survive' Washington Post'A fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly'Entertainment Weekly
A captivating story laced with mystery, from the bestselling author behind the addictive Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning HBO series Big Little Lies.One abandoned baby. Two sisters with a secret. One chance to rewrite the past.Over seventy years have passed since sisters Rose and Connie Doughty found an abandoned baby near their home on the island Scribbly Gum. With no one to take care of it, Rose and Connie took the baby in as their own.Since then the 'Munro Baby Mystery' has brought fame and fortune, putting Scribbly Gum on the tourist map, especially for the island's annual celebration.But now, with Connie dead and outsider Sophie Honeywell about to move into her home, Rose begins to wonder if they made the right decision all those years ago. How much longer can they cover up the lie that has sustained their community for generations? And what other secrets are about to be revealed?Praise for Liane Moriarty
'Staggeringly brilliant' Sophie Hannah'One of the few writers I'll drop anything for' Jojo Moyes'Filled with so many twists and turns - perfect summer read' Reese Witherspoon
From the BESTSELLING author of BIG LITTLE LIES . . .
How can ten years of your life just disappear? 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. That was ten years ago . . .Alice slipped in her 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.Just how many mistakes can you make in a decade? Can she ever get back to the woman she used to be?
'Gripping, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire
'Funny and knowing about what we choose to remember, and fight to forget' O Magazine 'A bittersweet tale by a gifted writer' Woman's Weekly
From the bestselling author behind the addictive, EMMY and GOLDEN GLOBE-winning HBO series Big Little Lies, comes a cocktail of friendship and modern love - spiked with a little deception.Six responsible adults, two best friends - and one day that changes everything.'This is a story which begins with a barbecue in the suburbs. . .'By the end of it a lifelong friendship will be in tatters, a marriage on the rocks and an innocent bystander dead.In just one evening six lives will change for ever . . . If you aren't already a Moriarty addict, you will be after this utterly obsessive read.
'If you liked The Husband's Secret, or Big Little Lies, you will love Truly Madly Guilty. Filled with so many twists and turns. Keeps you guessing until the very end. Perfect summer read' Reese Witherspoon'If, like us, you've been obsessively enjoying Big Little Lies, then you must clear a reading slot for this novel by the same author . . . Truly Madly Guilty is as brilliantly accomplished as it is dark, twisty and compulsive. No wonder Reese Witherspoon is such a huge Moriarty fan' Heat'Straight-from-life characters, knife-sharp insight and almost unbearable suspense will have you racing through it' Good Housekeeping'A riveting drama packed with suspense and secrets' Woman & Home
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, THE HUSBAND'S SECRET...
A 'cheerfully engaging'* novel for anyone who's ever asked herself, 'How did I get here?'
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child.
So imagine Alice's surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over -' she's getting divorced, she has three kids, and she's actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it's possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she's become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it's possible to start over...
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.
The #1 New York Times Bestseller
One of the Best Books of the Year -'Entertainment Weekly
One of the Top Ten Books of the Year -'People magazine
'It's a knowing, touching, and entertaining page-turner. What a wonderful writer-'smart, wise, funny.' -'Anne Lamott
"The Husband's Secret is so good, you won't be able to keep it to yourself." -'USA Today
'Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour. A knockout!" -'Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author
'Emotionally astute, immensely smart, and as cinematically plotted as any Tom Perrotta Novel destined for critical accolades and a big-screen adaptation.' -'Entertainment Weekly
'A novel that's perfect for vacation reading.' -'People
"Brilliant." -'Sophia Hannah, international bestselling author of The Wrong Mother
At the heart of The Husband's Secret is a letter that's not meant to be read
My darling Cecilia, if you're reading this, then I've died. . .
Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret-'something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all-'she's an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia-'or each other-'but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband's secret.
Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses-'and, ultimately, ourselves.
For fans of Emily Giffin, another wonderful book from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, THE HUSBAND'S SECRET...
Ellen O'Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It's a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She's stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn't mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she's optimistic. He's attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk.
Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. It turns out that Patrick's ex-girlfriend is stalking him. Ellen thinks, Actually, that's kind of interesting. She's dating someone worth stalking. She's intrigued by the woman's motives. In fact, she'd even love to meet her.
Ellen doesn't know it, but she already has.
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.