Saturday, August 5, 2017

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

This is another one on loan from Tracy, my schoolyard mom friend. This was a fun, light read, perfect for a vacation.

The book begins with several different voices telling about the night they saw a set of triplets celebrating their birthdays together in a restaurant. Everything seems fine until the triplets start fighting and one sister ends up throwing a fondue fork which lands right in her pregnant sister's belly...

We then go back in time a year and get to know Lyn, Catriona and Gemma, the triplets in question. Lyn is a successful business owner trying to juggle the demands of work and family, Cat has just discovered her husband's affair, and Gemma has been trying to find herself after the tragic death of her fiancé several years earlier. We also get to know Maxine and Frank, their divorced parents, as well as various friends and partners who are all part of the triplets' lives.

Mixed in with the story are accounts from people who have seen the triplets in action over the course of their lives.

All of this works together to bring us back to the fateful night in the restaurant when they are celebrating their birthdays. Who is pregnant, who threw the fork, and how they got there all get answered along the way.

I have never read anything by this author before, but I have heard great things about her and would definitely like to read more. This was a perfect summer read, quick and fun, without a lot to think about. If you are looking for something to take to the beach or a cottage, this could be the perfect book for you.

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