Drinks in hand, a group of neighbourhood women gather around a fire pit to enjoy a rare child-less Saturday night. Giddy with freedom, they drink too much, share secrets they wish, perhaps, they hadn’t, and enjoy getting to know each other better.
The single newcomer. The imperfect mom. The new-born parents. The military wife. The almost divorcee.
Come Monday morning, one of them is gone.
As a police investigation launches, the women will band together and ask whether they should have noticed that something was amiss.
But how well can you really know your neighbours, when appearances can be so deceiving?
Since falling in love with Big Little Lies, I’m always on the lookout for anything similar. Think: a group of women in suburbia with a mystery. That’s exactly what Not That I Could Tell gave me.
I really enjoyed this book. I’ll admit that for the first fifty or so pages I struggled to get my head around the who was who and honestly felt that we could have done with a couple fewer characters. However, once I had a handle on who everyone was, I really got into the book.
The novel was paced in a way that made it easy to read but didn’t feel rushed and by the last few chapters I simultaneously wanted to finish the book and didn’t want it to end.
I love female focused novels that aren’t your average ‘chick-lit,’ and Not That I Could Tell really ticked those boxes for me.
It’s a great book for any fans of Liane Moriarty fans and definitely a good summer read.
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