The Hypnotist's Love Story

The Hypnotist's Love Story

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"A novel about a hypnotherapist who falls in love with a man whose ex-girlfriend is stalking him"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2012
ISBN: 9780399159107
Characteristics: 414 p. ; 24 cm


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loonylovesgood Apr 20, 2018

Enjoyable, as all Liane Moriarty's books are! This one kept me turning the pages until the very end.

Oct 04, 2017

Love Liane Moriarty books. Having said that, I feel this book was not as good as her other books. Maybe a bit to drawn out.

Sep 26, 2017

Too slow for me. Boring. Not as good as her other books.

Mar 29, 2017

It is totally worth going back to this early novel from Liane Moriarty now an acclaimed bestselling
author . With brio and empathy she makes all the characters of this book engaging and likable even
the so called “villain” … A refreshing and delightful read .

Jan 07, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this book (and did so with a sigh of relief, as I had been struggling to find books as engaging as Jodi Picoult's ever since I finished reading all of hers).
I found this one to be perceptive as we “watched” the thoughts of Ellen, a successful hypnotherapist, who believes in the power of the mind, as her own body and mind took her to situations in which she thought she would naturally have had an advantage. She is insightful when reflecting on the actions and feelings of the other characters but, as no one really knows another person, those characters' thoughts and actions were not always what Ellen would have predicted. The other characters' actions were however consistent with the events in their past (which we learn about gradually).
Yes, the ending was a bit too tidy, but it did not go where I had been imagining it might (and that would have been too implausible).

Mar 29, 2016

I struggled to finish this one as it dragged on. I will continue to read author's books because I loved some of her others.

Nov 29, 2015

Different than any other book I have read, but I enjoyed it. PG for certain scenes.

Sep 26, 2015

The author has a very unusual approach in letting the reader learn about the past of two characters (Patrick and Jack) through recalls of a stalker. This stalker is from the "I" point of view so initially the reader doesn't know who it is. She ping pongs back and forth between the viewpoint of the hypnotist and the stalker. I enjoyed the mystery and seeing the growth of characters.

May 26, 2015

This book just dragged for me. Some good lines that made you chuckle but it did not have enough to engage me and keep me reading. I finished the book more to find out what happens. I expected more with the wait list but I could have just as well missed it.

Apr 19, 2015

Took a couple of chapters to really get into the story and know the characters; and then I read the rest in two days! I liked how the main character "over-thinks" most situations in her life (like most of us), and eventually realizes the challenges she experienced were there for a purpose.

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Jun 15, 2018

"They moved in on Friday, and they're just as bad as I knew they would be. A swinging-ponytail mummy and a bald-in-a-cool way daddy. A little girl with freckles and curls. A little boy with dimples. They're adorable and athletic, friendly and frisky. It's going to be like living next door to four Labradors." p. 243; Saskia, disgruntled stalker ex-girlfriend, describing her new neighbors.

Sep 26, 2015

"I thought Patrick was my perfect love story. Except he's not. He's the hypnotist's love story. I'm the ex-girlfriend in the hypnotist's love story. Not the heroine. I'm only a minor character.
Or perhaps I'm the villain." Thoughts of stalker, p 238.


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