by Liane Moriarty
Reviewed by Linda:Reading novelist Moriarty is like having a funny best friend in Australia. In her latest romp, she describes what happens when nine people meet at a remote health resort, all hoping to bring about major changes in their lives. Run by a charismatic and brilliant woman, Tranquillum House has rather unusual requirements. When the guests arrive, they're given blood tests and told they're going to start off with a five-day "noble silence" in which they're not even supposed to make eye contact with each other. And that is just the beginning of their stay!