Adiana Ray asked Liane Moriarty:
Hi, I read The Husband's Secret and absolutely loved it, however would like to know your thinking on bringing Tess into the story. I did find her character and the story very interesting however I somehow felt it did not have that much relevance to the plot of this book. We discussed this in our book club and we all felt the same way. Interested to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks.
Liane Moriarty I don't know how I could have done it without Tess! I needed Tess so that Connor ignored Polly and was crossing the road, I needed Tess so that Connor appeared happy, thereby infuriating Rachel, thereby causing her to put her foot on the accelerator, I needed Tess as an impartial observer who could show us Cecilia and Rachel through her eyes. She was essential! please don't make me write it without Tess. (If my editor had suggested this I would have cried...)
More Answered Questions
Kathy asked Liane Moriarty:
Do you read the negative reviews? If so, how do you handle them? I'm not sure I'd be able to deal with all of that. I know they say that you take the good with the bad but I think most of us have a tendency to believe the bad easier and put more stock in the negative. I'd have to write under a pseudonym and not have a picture! LOL!
Kelly asked Liane Moriarty:
I am a HUGE fan of all of your books and I have the hardest time ever deciding which one is my favorite.However, I think I've found it with Truly Madly Guilty. It was insanely good! Do you write the stories in the order laid out in the book, with the back and forth of timelines and the changing of narration? Or do you write big chunks of each characters story and then find a way to tie it all together? Biggest fan:)
Whitney asked Liane Moriarty: