“The Hypnotist’s Love Story” by Liane Moriarty is proof positive that an author’s writing keeps getting better and better as she writes more and more books. Moriarty’s debut novel was “What Alice Forgot,” a charming story about a thirty-something woman who forgets everything that happened in the last ten years -- including her children and a very messy ongoing divorce.
In “The Hypnotist’s Love Story,” Moriarty takes on a very different kind of subject -- a stalker. Ellen O’Farrell is a hypnotist searching (almost frantically) for a significant other. She wants a family, babies, and a tidy family, but her biological clock is definitely ticking.
When she meets Patrick, he seems perfect. Even the fact that he confides he has an ex-girlfriend who has been stalking him for years doesn’t bother her. In fact, Ellen is slightly obsessed with the idea of a stalker. She wants to see the stalker, learn more about their relationship, and delve into why this woman continues to follow him.
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