A “sharp and funny romantic tale” (O, the Oprah Magazine) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers.
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.
About the Author
Liane Moriarty is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Nine Perfect Strangers, Three Wishes, Truly Madly Guilty, Big Little Lies, The Husband’s Secret, The Hypnotist’s Love Story, and What Alice Forgot. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.
Praise for The Hypnotist’s Love Story
“[A] smart romance...a fresh spin on grappling with misplaced passion.”—Good Housekeeping
“This superb novel...examines misunderstandings—not just with lovers, but with friends, families and, perhaps most often, ourselves.”—Parade
“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)
“A warmly humorous, gently poignant, ultimately comforting tale of frustration and redemption...Moriarty writes with both a frisky wit and a generosity of spirit that’s truly disarming...It will make you feel warm all over.”—USA Today
“A fascinating (and frequently hilarious) Russian doll story-within-a-story study of human obsession, reflected as if in a carnival fun house of mirrors. What’s more, it’s an exquisitely intense unfolding of the viewpoints of both the stalker and the stalker’s partner. Gifted storyteller Liane Moriarty avoids the predictable, spinning the tale as a sympathetic character study that happens to be as much of a page-turner as any thriller.”—Bookreporter
“Perfect for all our summer outings.”—Chicago Tribune
“Ellen’s voice is compelling and believable.”—Publishers Weekly