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Liane Moriarty, TRULY, MADLY, GUILTY

Liane Moriarty is not a crime novelist and this is not a mystery in the traditional sense. However, all of her books are centered around some secret which forms the core of the story. In this book we spend two-thirds of the story wondering exactly what happened on that pivotal Sunday afternoon that changed all the characters in such dramatic ways. By going back and forth between the present and that afternoon, we become aware of the consequences and gradually come to know what actually took place.

The remainder of the story moves forward to show how the characters come to deal with the events of that afternoon. As always, Moriarty does an excellent job of delineating character and ratcheting up the suspense. Although perhaps not quite as strong as some of her other recent novels, I still came away with some lasting images in my mind.

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