The Hypnotist’s Love Story - Liane Moriarty
Reading Challenge Category: a book about obsession
Official Book Blurb:
How far would you go to keep the man of your dreams? Hypnotherapist Ellen is fascinated by what makes people tick. So when she falls in love with Patrick, the fact that he has a stalker doesn't faze her in the slightest. If anything it intrigues her, and the more she hears about Saskia, the more she wants to meet this woman. But what Ellen doesn't know is that they've already met . . . Saskia has been posing as one of Ellen's clients. Unable to let go of the life she so abruptly lost, she wants to know everything about the woman who took her place. And the further she inches her way into Ellen's world, the more trouble she stirs up. Ellen's love story is about to take an unexpected turn. But it's not only Saskia who doesn't know where to stop: Ellen also has to ask herself what lines she's prepared to cross to get the happy ending she's always wanted. Thought-provoking, sympathetic and smart, Liane Moriarty's The Hypnotist's Love Story is a novel for anyone who's ever loved, lost or found it hard to let go.
I really enjoyed this. It didn’t blow me away, the way ‘What Alice Forgot’ did which was the first of Moriarty’s books that I’d read, but it was still an exciting read. I did keep expecting a big twist that didn’t come, but it had enough ups and downs to make up for it. I kept waiting for Ellen to be the stalker or Patrick to be a bad guy. You really had empathy for Saskia, the actual stalker though. She wasn’t evil or vindictive she had just been left out in the cold after creating a family with a man and his child that she loved. You felt sorry for her as she had no one else! It certainly was, as the blurb said, thought-provoking as everything isn’t always as it seems.