Synopses & Reviews
For fans of Emily Giffin, another wonderful book from the author of the #1 New York Times
bestseller, The Husband's Secret
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. She's stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn't mind a lasting one. 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.
Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. 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.
“A sharp and funny romantic tale.” O, the Oprah Magazine
“The Hypnotist's Love Story is an intensely absorbing, excellently written tale that turns Fatal Attraction on its head — finally! Told with wit, charm, empathy, and plenty of suspense, you'll regret turning the pages so fast to find out how it ends. Loved it!” Sarah Strohmeyer, bestselling author of Kindred Spirits and The Cinderella Pact
“A witty modern love story in the age of cohabitation, blended families, and second chances, this is a compassionate, absorbing tale. Moriarty has crafted an incredibly likable heroine in Ellen, the hypnotherapist who can solve her clients’ problems but can’t seem to keep her own life from spiraling into soap opera. Readers who enjoy Jennifer Close and Marian Keyes will adore Moriarty’s wit and warmth.” Booklist (starred review)
"This breezy summer read...will make you feel warm all over." USA Today
“Simply exquisite, fascinating (and frequently hilarious)…as much of a page-turner as any thriller.” Bookreporter
"Spellbinding! Reading Lane Moriarty is like spending the afternoon with a wise, witty, comforting friend. I could not put it down!" Beth Harrison, author of There's Always Something There to Remind Me
About the Author
Liane Moriarty is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the reading group hit, What Alice Forgot, as well as The Hypnotist's Love Story, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, and the Nicola Berry series for children. Liane lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two small, noisy children.