Truly Madly Guilty
3.54/5 by 84593 users

Truly Madly Guilty


Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?

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.

Title:Truly Madly Guilty
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:415 pages

    Truly Madly Guilty Reviews

  • Emily May
    Jul 11, 2016

    Maybe I'm just spoiled by domestic thriller authors like Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott, maybe I want all the wrong things from Moriarty, but whatever the reason, her books never pull me in. This is t...

  • Tanesha
    May 15, 2016

    Oh geez, don't shoot the messenger here but this one left me flat. I'm a big fan of Liane Moriarty, but not only was this book about 200 pages too long, the storyline was weak, I didn't like any of th...

  • Carol
    Jun 23, 2016

    This SLOW building character-driven story of a disastrous BBQ truly tested my intestinal fortitude, but I stuck it out, and once I made it to the half-way point (whew!) when the (ho hum) proposal is f...

  • Stephanie
    May 22, 2016

    4 stars... another enjoyable read by Liane Moriarty!---------------Edited 12/06 - Winner of GRCA for fiction!! I guess that even with the polarized reviews, readers overwhelmingly voted for it!!------...

  • Diane S ?
    Mar 03, 2016

    Something terrible happened at a BBQ, a BBQ that three couples plus three young children attended. Whether this book works for the reader depends on patience, patience because it takes quite awhile be...

  • Melissa
    Jun 29, 2016

    Alright, before I begin my review of this book I need to admit something. A secret shame. This is my very first Liane Moriarty book! Yes I know, I know! I can hear you SHARPLY GASP! Her books seem rig...

  • Phrynne
    Jun 26, 2016

    I enjoyed this very much but you do have to be patient! We all know something happens at the barbecue but the reader is not let into the secret until half way through the book which is a long time to ...

  • Andrew Smith
    May 17, 2016

    What do people want from their lives? What is important to them and what trade-offs are they prepared to accept to achieve their goals? And how do we deal with the surprising and sometimes shocking si...

  • Zoeytron
    Oct 20, 2016

    Well, shoot. This was a strangely unsatisfying read for me. The long tease about what happened at that dang backyard barbecue just wasn't quite worth the wait. Looked good, smelled good, but upon tast...

  • Lindsay
    Dec 31, 2016

    4 stars! I enjoyed this book! Liane Moriarty does a great job of grabbing your attention from chapter one. She throws multiple characters' perspectives of an "unknown dramatic event" at you throughout...