Review: The Last Anniversary


Sophie Honeywell always wondered if Thomas Gordon was the one she let get away. He was the perfect boyfriend, but on the day he was to propose, she broke his heart. A year later he married his travel agent, while Sophie has been mortifyingly single ever since. Now Thomas is back in her life because Sophie has unexpectedly inherited his aunt Connie’s house on Scribbly Gum Island — home of the famously unsolved MunroBabymystery.

Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger, while dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it’s about time she started making her own decisions.

As Sophie’s life becomes increasingly complicated, she discovers that sometimes you have to stop waiting around — and come up with your own fairy-tale ending.

As she so adroitly did in her smashing debut novel, Three Wishes, the incomparable Liane Moriarty once again combines sharp wit, lovable and eccentric characters, and a page-turning story for an unforgettable Last Anniversary.

Rating: 3.5-stars


The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty is a good read if you are into women’s fiction. This contemporary women’s fiction novel has some amazing parts and some sluggish parts. The plot centers around a young woman desperately wanting to solve a mystery. A mystery that seems to have gone unsolved and with only one person seemingly wanting to find all of the secrets. This same young woman has great men wanting to be with her, yet she turns them down. She is still waiting for the perfect one. Only it seems he is never going to appear in her life. Her aunt knows more than she will tell and keeps pushing her niece to get a real job. I found parts funny, charming, and a little bit entertaining. Some parts of this plot felt dragged out too much and thus, it was not as interesting to read. The pacing felt too slow in those spots.

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