To say that The hypnotist’s love story by Liane Moriarty is a classic love story would be true. And false.
Yes, there is a love story. Classic? No. Twisted? Yes. And trust me, I know a little something about twisted!
You see, in this love story there is a stalker. Been there,
done that. Doing that! Crazy people out there. The stalker has her own love story going on in her head. I guess that is the reasoning with stalkers. They are in “love with” the person they are stalking. In a warped sort of way.
Ellen O’Farrell is a hypnotherapist who has just met Patrick, a man that she quickly comes to love. Patrick is a widower and Ellen worries that he loves his late wife too much. But that is not the biggest hindrance to their relationship.
The biggest problem is Saskia, with whom Patrick had long-term relationship after his wife’s death. Saskia is still in love with Patrick. In that warped way of a stalker.
Ellen becomes extremely curious to meet Saskia, while unbeknownst to her, she actually already has. As a client. When Patrick proposes to Ellen, things heat up on the stalker front and in the issues surrounding Ellen and Patrick’s relationship.
The truths that finally come out will surprise and shock you. And possibly give you some insight into your own thoughts of past loves.
All in all, this is a really good read. Duh! It was written by Liane Moriarty, what did I expect. Did I mention that I LOVE her books!
Also, as common practice, I both listened to and read this book. I listen in the car and when I am painting/crafting and I read when I am sitting and relaxing.
The audio version of The hypnotist’s love story performed by Tamara Lovatt Smith. And in true form she is magnificent. I love to listen to her. With a good dose of “Aussie” she brings a true face and voice to Ellen and Saskia.
If you are looking for a great read and an awesome audio,The hypnotist’s love story by Liane Moriarty is just the ticket!
Check out Liane Moriarty’s books at http://lianemoriarty.com.au/