The Last Anniversary


This is the second book by Liane Moriarty that I have read (the first being The Husbands Secret- that was amazing). Lucky me got The Last Anniversary for Christmas along with three others by her!!


Sophie Honeywell broke off her relationship with Thomas three years ago so she is a bit shocked to find that his Aunt Connie has left her beautiful cottage on Scribbly Gum Island to Sophie in her will. The reason behind this maybe in a mystery to Sophie, but the Island has a famous mystery of it own… the Munro Baby Mystery. A baby was seeming abandoned by its parents who disappeared without a trace. Sophie is set to discover that it isn’t the only one of the islands secrets.



Did I like this book? Yes. Did I love this book? No. I am finding it hard to pinpoint what about this book fell short with me. The characters were ok, but I was conflicted between Sophie’s happiness and Grace’s. As Sophie was the main character I felt that I should “side” with her but I couldn’t. My heart went out to Grace. Postnatal depression is a debilitating mental illness and my family knows all too well how life altering it can be when proper treatment isn’t sort out. I digress. I guessed quite early on the “big mystery” about the Munro baby, so I wasn’t enthralled by that story line (which happened to be the main story line). Sophie was a nice main character but as the book went on I started to find her too likeable. I know what oxymoron, but everyone liked or was in love with her and I wanted someone to dislike her. Most main characters are there to be liked I know, however the emphasis put on how well liked she was by everyone was draining. In classic Liane Moriarty style she does again reward her readers for sticking with her till the end with a surprising twist and the older characters in the book (especially Rose) made it a worthwhile read.

Overall Rating: cupcupcup_20170103_201127 3.5/5 teacups 


Want to check out The Last Anniversary for yourself? Why not grab a copy from Book Depository today? Or to discover more from Liane Moriarty including Big Little Lies before it hits the screens   click here.

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Happy reading x

2 thoughts on “The Last Anniversary

  1. Lashaan and Trang (Bookidote) says:

    Great review! The first time I saw this author, I thought her name was the title of a Sherlock spin-off story hahah Her stories do sound quite interesting, it stinks that you weren’t as captivated because you were able to guess the big mystery before the big delivery! Did you check out the TV show adaptation of Big Little Lies? How good is it? Faithful to the book? 😀

    – Lashaan


    • readthewriteact says:

      Thank you! I am actually yet to read Big Little Lies (it is on my shelf) but can’t wait to. The Husbands Secret was amazing by her, but this one just fell short. I can’t wait to see the TV series but being in Australia will mean I probably have to wait a while. Things are a bit slow to get here, despite her being an Australian author. It’s funny I thought the same thing when I saw Moriarty but I actually discovered her books because I Googled her lesser known sister Jaclyn Moriarty who write my favourite YA series The Colours of Madeline. A Corner of White is the first book if you want to check it out.

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