Featured Author - November 2021

Our November featured author is: 

We're delighted to introduce you to the wonderful Liane Moriarty (if you haven't had the chance to discover her yet). She's just released her newest book and we couldn't be more excited! 

Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of eight internationally bestselling novels. Her books have sold over twenty million copies worldwide. Her domestic noir mysteries unfold in snippets and twists and her characters are biting, passionate and messy. Liane's uniquely crafted books are highly entertaining and make her very popular with readers and TV producers alike. 

Her latest release, Apples Never Fall has just recently landed on our shelves and also in our eLibrary. 

All of Liane's books can be read independently, here are a few favourites and also some of her most famous releases. 

Three Wishes

The three Kettle sisters have had a mortifying mishap. Their raucous, champagne-soaked birthday dinner has come to an abrupt end following a violent argument and an emergency dash to the hospital. So who started it this time? Was it angry, hurt Cat, still recovering from the 'Night of the Spaghetti'? Was it Lyn, so serenely successful, at least on the outside? Or was it quirky, dreamy Gemma, the sister who can't keep a secret, except for the most important one of all? 

The Last Anniversary

So decrees the formidable Connie Thrum of Scribbly Gum Island. She is the chief decision-maker of a rather unconventional family and her word is law. It's been over seventy years since Connie and her sister Rose visited their neighbours and found the kettle boiling and a baby waking for her feed, but no sign of her parents. The Munro Baby Mystery still hasn't been solved and tourists can visit the abandoned home, exactly as it was found in 1932.  

But now Connie has passed away and the island residents ponder her legacy. Sophie Honeywell is looking down the barrel of her fortieth birthday and still hoping for that fairytale ending. Her beautiful new friend Grace, the Munro Baby's granddaughter, can't tell anyone what she hopes for. It would be too shocking. Meanwhile, a frumpy housewife makes a pact with a stranger, an old lady starts making her own decisions and a family secret finally explodes on an extraordinary night of mulled wine, fire-eating and face-painting–the Last Anniversary. 

Big Little Lies 

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that 'sharing is caring'. So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead.

Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal...  

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, school-yard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. 

Nine Perfect Strangers 

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? Nine perfect strangers are about to find out...  

The ten-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline...  

Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate these tired bodies and minds. But to what lengths will she go to achieve her goal?  

These nine perfect strangers have no idea what's about to hit them. 

Other Authors Liana Moriarty fans might like are: 

  • Sally Hepworth,  
  • Lisa Jewell,  
  • Paula Watkins,  
  • Laura Dave,  
  • Louise Candlish, and  
  • Zoe Miller. 

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