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Truly Madly Guilty Book Club Discussion

  1. Laura says:

    I totally agree! I loved her other books, but Truly Madly Guilty was a bit of a letdown in comparison. I think The Husband’s Secret is my favorite of hers.

    • effortless says:

      It’s my favorite too! I loved it! What Alice Forgot is totally different than her normal stuff, but it was really good too. More of a fast chick lit read, but I really enjoyed it.

  2. Donna says:

    Yes, yes, EXACTLY!!! You took the words right out of my mouth! She had me believing something shocking had happened between the adults and that was the big conflict of the story. Even though I felt let down about the story, I really enjoyed her style of writing and there were moments that made it worth the read. I thought of Harry as a “throw away character” until his sweet and sad back story came to light. He was also the one who desperately tried to bring attention to Ruby drowning. Poor Dakota was heartbroken over how responsible she felt for the accident. While Oliver was so very tender and kind to Holly when she told him how she pushed Ruby. So I do thank you very much Camila for bringing this book and author to my attention : )

    • effortless says:

      I know I wish she had gone more into Harry and more into Vid, Tiffany and Dakota! It just seems like it was too many people and too many different story lines. Normally she is good at weaving them all together, but I wasn’t in love with this one. Her other books are amazing, so I would still give them a read!

  3. ok, maybe the big to do wasn’t that big of a to do, but i think she’s the only writer, really, where you read almost an entire book and you don’t know what happened and to whom. i love that, that she keeps that going. that’s why i liked big little lies. to me, the husbands secret was only good at the end, but it didn’t have the mystery throughout the whole book like these other 2 i mentioned. what’s next on your list? i read a truly disturbing (but really good) book called behind closed doors by

    • effortless says:

      Maybe I was just expecting too much. I actually really loved The Husbands Secret and liked it more than Big Little Lies. Disturbing sounds good! Wanted to pick something scary for Oct in honor of Halloween. I will be posting the next pick next week.

  4. I’d love to read her latest. I loved The Husband’s Secret.

  5. Melissa says:

    Completely agree. I loved the smart characters and witty dialogue in Big Little Lies, and the balance between drama and humor. this totally fell flat for me on just about every level– characters, storyline, everything. I also thought all the different storylines were really predictable. So disappointing because I was really looking forward to this after reading their others!

  6. Belinda says:

    First off, thanks for doing this because it “forced” me to read a book — something I love to do and don’t do enough of! I enjoyed the book, but was also a little disappointed to learn that what happened at the BBQ wasn’t as “big” as I thought it would be. I also got kind of annoyed at the relationship between Erika and Clementine. Very strange friendship. It did teach us a few lessons like perceptions about people. Harry wasn’t so bad after all when we learned what had happened in his life. While this book wasn’t one of my favorites, it sounds like her other books are much better, so I will pick up a few of those to try.

  7. Judy Quinn says:

    I loved “The Husband’s Secret ” and “Big Little Lies.” They were also favorites of our book club. We were all excited to read “Truly, Madly, Guilty.” Out of 12, only 3 liked it. There was such a build up of what happened at the barbeque, that it was a let down when Ruby fell in the fountain. At one point, I was waiting for something else to happen. Usually the books that we don’t like as much are the ones that initiate the most discussion. This book clearly examines how relationships can change our lives. How you are brought up affects many aspects of your personality. We are manipulated and we manipulate to achieve the results that we desire. There is much to dissect about the characters.

  8. Darcey says:

    I need some good questions for this book to discuss with my book club tonight if anyone has any please let me know

  9. Maria Blanco says:

    I thought I would be the only person who didn’t like it!. I thought since it had won the Goodreads Literary Fiction and since I had loved What Alice Forgot and The Husbands Secret that this would be spectacular….I thought it was boring, hard to understand and hard to follow the story.

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