Nov 12, 2015

Book Beginning: The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty

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The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty, published June 14, 2012 by Penguin Adult.
Genre: contemporary fiction, women's fiction
Source: library

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. 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. 

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. (publisher)

Book beginning:
I had never been hypnotized before.I didn't really believe in it, to be honest. My plan was to lie there and pretend it was working, and try not to laugh.
Page 56:
He said, "She's calling off the wedding? Because of you?"

I've read three of Moriarty's other books and really liked What Alice Forgot  (review) and Big Little Lies. I hope this one will be just as good.  


  1. I love the sound of this and the snippet drew me in. I will be watching the library for this one. Happy Friday!

  2. That sounds interesting. I definitely need to try this author - maybe I'll start with this or Big Little Lies.

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  3. I have this book from the library to read too. I've enjoyed Moriarty's novels in the past.

  4. I've been stalked before. I wonder if she realizes that since the woman is stalking him, she'll probably start stalking her too. I'm going to go check this out.

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  5. I'm not sure what to think, but stalking is never a good thing, is it?
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  6. This sort of sounds interesting although I'm wondering how anyone could go 'oh you're being stalked by a crazy ex? That's a good sign!'. But I love mysteries and intrigue so this is one for me! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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  7. Hi,
    Sounds mysterious, I love a good mystery, I'll be checking
    this one out. Have a great day!

  8. I don't think I would like to be hypnotized.

    Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
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  9. This is an author I've really been wanting to try and this sounds interesting. The whole idea with being okay that someone you're dating is being stalked is definitely more than a bit strange and I really like the teasers!

  10. I'm curious to know more. Why were they getting hypnotized? Why consider calling the wedding off? So many questions.
    Happy weekend!


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