The Hypnotist's Love Story

The Hypnotist's Love Story

by Liane Moriarty
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The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty

A “sharp and funny romantic tale”(O, the Oprah Magazine) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies.

Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She’s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn’t mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she’s optimistic. He’s attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk.

Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. It turns out that Patrick’s ex-girlfriend is stalking him. Ellen thinks, Actually, that’s kind of interesting. She’s dating someone worth stalking. She’s intrigued by the woman’s motives. In fact, she’d even love to meet her.

Ellen doesn’t know it, but she already has.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410450227
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 09/26/2012
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 680
Sales rank: 261,582
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Liane Moriarty is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Truly Madly Guilty, Big Little Lies, The Husband’s Secret, The Hypnotist’s Love Story, and What Alice Forgot. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.

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The Hypnotist's Love Story 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
L.A.Carlson-writer More than 1 year ago
Moriarty has produced a story of which I could instantly recognize real characters; I loved the main character, Ellen O'Farrell is confident, talks to herself and defends her profession which everyone seems to make fun of;including her snotty mother. The drama comes from her current boyfriend and his ex-girlfriend who is now stalking him. She's especially chilling because she's smart and professional most of the time. My only knock is got a bit long. The story ends as you may not expect and the characters are well-defined.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Reading this book !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not usually the type to read a love story, but this was my book club's selection for the month. I'm really glad they chose it because I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The characters are so real and filled with emotions we can all relate to on some level.
PamT2u More than 1 year ago
I was excited to read this novel because I loved What Alice Forgot. This book was not as good as that one, nor was it as well written. It wasn't easy to connect with the characters and the story seemed to drag on a bit. The premise of the story is a good one but it just never reaches the depth of interest or suspense that it potentially could have. The stalker is depicted as a benign individual in my opinion and she seems relatively harmless. In all it is not a horrible read, it just isn't as captivating as it sounds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Surprising adventures of the hypnotist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great from beginning to end. I heart this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought provoking and definitely worth reading, but not the author's best work. Check out the guide in the end, even if you're not in a book club. Considering my own answers to the questions made me re-think my reaction to the story.
beh88 More than 1 year ago
All five of her novels are excellent!
KellyAnneMD More than 1 year ago
I found the story quite interesting. Though some of the introspective portions go on a bit long, the story it self is lovely. I enjoyed reading it!
debov More than 1 year ago
This is an enjoyable and thoughtful read. Good escapist literature that also gives you a different perspective on character and love. Self and otherwise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A page tuner about the crazy quirks we all have. Exes make us who we are in our current relationships.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ran across this author about a year ago and now have every single one of her books in my library. Intriguing story, does not disappoint!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent story with many twists and turns!
camilledimaio More than 1 year ago
Ok, I admit it. I'm on a Liane Moriarty kick. This is the third book I've read by her since the beginning of this year, and at this rate, I'm going to be out of new ones before fireworks season. Dang. If only my favorite authors could write as fast as I can read. What I love about Moriarty is that they are are a welcome modern change to the period-pieces that I usually like, and they are fraught with storylines that are just realistic enough to be plausible, and just imaginative enough to be good escapism. The perfect recipe for a page-turner. In "The Hypnotist's Love Story", Ellen meets Patrick through internet dating, and finds the widower and his son the perfect ready-made family. However, one extra person comes along in the bargain - Patrick has a stalker, Saskia. Complications ensue as Ellen, a hypnotherapist recognizes that one of her clients is Saskia. And, her ethics are stretched as she uses hypnotherapy to help Patrick sleep - while learning things from his subconscious that she wished she didn't know. This sounds like the set-up for "Fatal Attraction", but the subject is light-handedly treated with compassion and widely avoids being called anything close to a "thriller".
dawnVA More than 1 year ago
Every time I pick up a Liane Moriarty book I can't put it down until I finish it. Can't wait for her next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all the twists. Good read.
Tumbler925 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.  I recently discovered Liane Moriarty, and she has become my favorite author.   The story was fascinating, the characters real and interesting.  The juxtaposition of drama with humor is probably what I enjoy the most.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a wonderful and engaging story. The protagonist, the hypnotist, Ellen, is so charming and easy to like. There is also enough of a mystery and a little twist that kept me reading late into the night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It wasn't the worst book I've ever read. It def. was not my favorite. The idea of the book is really cool. The love story part of it is awful.  I had a hard time liking any of the characters. The main character is all over the place. The stalker is probably what kept me turning pages but even that got boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable and easy read. I had to laugh in the beginning because the main character Ellen overanalyzes her new relationship like any woman would. (What does this mean? What does that mean?). It's about obsessing over old boyfriends, trying to relate to a non-traditional mother, and keeping female friendships. I really like this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read but not one of my favorites by this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good read. A perfect diversion.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Overall, I enjoyed this book. There were several little sub plots that kept the story interesting. However, it did get a little repetitive which made the book longer than necessary.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the way the author revealed both the hypnotist's thoughts and the stalker's perspective. More than a romance. Themes of parenting, loss, self-awareness, self-deception, death, family relationships, and more. Excellent author. Read also "Big Little Lies" & "Truly Madly Guilty."