Truly Madly Guilty (audiobook)

Read by Caroline Lee
17.1 hrs • 14 CDs • Unabridged
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 07/26/16
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 07/26/16 9781427275820
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A #1 New York Times Bestseller

An Entertainment Weekly Pick for Best Beach Bets

A USA Today Pick of Hot Books for Summer

Miami Herald Favorite Book

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for August 2016 

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A July 2016 LibraryReads Pick

A BookPage Top Pick for August 2016

Winner of Goodreads Choice Awards, 2016

Among longlisted titles for Best Books of the Year, 2016


“Here’s the best news you’ve heard all year: Not a single page disappoints....The only difficulty withTruly Madly Guilty? Putting it down." —Miami Herald

“Captivating, suspenseful…tantalizing.” —People Magazine

The new novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies, and What Alice Forgot, about how sometimes we don’t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it’s too late.

Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families.

Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.

Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite.

Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question:What if we hadn’t gone?

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.

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Moriarty’s fans will rejoice at her latest title as she tackles marriage, parenthood, friendship, and sex, in this provocative and gripping read...This novel sheds light on the truths that we all fear as parents, spouses, and friends. It’s perfect for those long summer days, but readers will have to pace themselves to not devour it in one sitting.Library Journal (starred review)Liane Moriarty is one of the few writers I’ll drop anything for. Her books are wise, honest, beautifully observed, and—unusually—I can never tell where they’re going to go.Jojo MoyesCaroline Lee with Liane Moriarty makes one of the great pairings in audio publishing. Moriarty constructs a plot the way God builds an onion...Before you know it, Lee and Moriarty have you hopelessly hooked until you reach the dense, intricately interlocked heart of this wholly satisfying listen.AudioFile, Earphones Award WinnerPerhaps the most anticipated release this summer, Moriarty is at her finest in this keep you guessing multi-family drama surrounding a tragic event at a casual neighborhood barbecue. You will not soon forget this cast of troubled yet very likable characters, and the relationships that both bind and nearly destroy them.Huffington PostThe author of Big Little Lies doing what she does best: unraveling people's public selves with an urgency that keeps you reading.Glamour Magazine[Liane] Moriarty is back with a story full of neighborhood secrets, indiscretions, and twists. Like her other best-sellers, this story centers around a fateful event, and details are doled out to readers in small, tantalizing
bits and pieces. [Caroline] Lee’s narration sets the pace with just the right amount of suspense and delicious anticipation for those wanting to know what happened in this suburban backyard gathering. Lee draws listeners into Moriarty’s puzzle, skillfully distinguishing among characters and providing them with authentic accents and emotional resonance; even the children’s shrill yells add to the neighborhood soundscape." Booklist

Liane Moriarty has done it again. Truly Madly Guilty has it all—suspense, drama, humor, and a cracking story cleverly told.Fabulous Magazine (UK)[A] brilliant story of love, marriage, parenthood and, of course, guilt…It’s wonderfully suspenseful, slyly sentimental, sometimes outright sad—and also truly, madly, amazingly funny.Forth Worth Star-TelegramA Miami Herald Summer Reads PickA USA Today Hot Books for Summer Selection

“Stacked with her signature themes: female friendship, duplicity, the darkness lurking beneath lucky, ordinary suburban lives…[along] with her canny insights into human nature.”

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly’s “Best Beach Bet,” Summer ’16

“Moriarty is a talented tale-spinner and a sharp, witty social observer.”

USA Today

“Probes some of the things she writes about best: fraught friendships, covert backbiting, stale marriages.”

New York Times

“Emotionally riveting…Moriarty is a deft storyteller who creates believable, relatable characters.”

Washington Post

“[A] keep-you-guessing multifamily drama…You will not soon forget this cast of troubled yet very likable characters and the relationships that both bind and nearly destroy them.”

Huffington Post

"Has it all―suspense, drama, humor, and a cracking story cleverly told.”

Fabulous Magazine (UK)

“[A] scintillating, rings-true suburban drama.”


“Caroline Lee with Liane Moriarty makes one of the great pairings in audio publishing…Lee’s performance is emotionally shrewd and irresistibly entertaining, always fully invested in each character as he or she is by turns touched, puzzled, outraged, or horrified by unfolding events. Before you know it, Lee and Moriarty have you hopelessly hooked until you reach the dense, intricately interlocked heart of this wholly satisfying listen. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”