Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty: Book Review

Three Wishes, Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty: Book Review, The Travel Bug Bite

Liane Moriarty is one of my favorite authors of all time. Her books such as What Alice Forgot, Nine Perfect Strangers and Her Husband’s Secret are among my all time favorites. Of course I’ve also read her more popular books Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty, but these did not make my favorites list. Neither did Three Wishes, unfortunately.

“Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle, beautiful thirty-three-year-old triplets, seem to attract attention everywhere they go. Whenever they’re together, laughter, drama, and mayhem seem to follow. But apart, each is very much her own woman, dealing with her own share of ups and downs.”


It only took me a week to read this book so I’m not saying that I hated it. I just didn’t connect with it the way I do with this authors other books. Another issue may be that I’m an only child so it’s hard to imagine being a triplet? I’m not quite sure what caused the disconnect but it was there.

Also, I’m not the only one who felt this way. The reviews on Goodreads are not great. Many people seem to agree with me that the book wasn’t particularly exciting or going anywhere. It started with a dramatic moment and most of the book was the lead-up to how it happened.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Maybe the issue is that I’m used to psychological thrillers with gut-wrenching and unexpected twists. Three Wishes is a heartwarming story that mostly revolves around complex family relations. The twists and climaxes here are not so dramatic. The biggest two are also quite predictable but they were still exciting moments.

Do I regret putting in the time to read this book? Definitely not. But it wasn’t my jam. Before you write it off completely, Pretty Little Lies wasn’t my thing either. I had trouble following the story line and I read two other books in between struggling to finish it. Once I did, I was glad I finished because, unlike Three Wishes, Pretty Little Lies did have some huge twists. It also had an aspect of darkness that I enjoy in books.

So don’t write this book off just because I didn’t love it. If you love the author, you will enjoy it. And if you’re a triplet or have a big complicated family, you’ll relate to it. At the moment, Three Wishes remains my least favorite book by Liane Moriarty. I’m only halfway through Last Anniversary though, and I still have The Hypnotist’s Love Story to read!

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Three Wishes, Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty: Book Review, The Travel Bug Bite

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