Sep 1, 2012
The hypnotist's love story - Liane Moriarty
The hypnotist's love story - Moriarty, Liane
Summary: "A novel about a hypnotherapist who falls in love with a man whose ex-girlfriend is stalking him"-- Provided by publisher.
*Starred Review* Ellen O'Farrell is a successful hypnotherapist with a thriving practice; a new boyfriend, Patrick; and a newly found emotional distance from her unconventional upbringing. Content for the first time in recent memory, Ellen realizes how tenuous her happiness is when Patrick lets her know that his ex-girlfriend, Saskia, has been stalking him ever since they broke up. As a mental-health professional, Ellen realizes that Saskia isn't a violent stalker who needs a restraining order but a jilted former lover who probably just needs a listening ear. But when Saskia's methods of surveillance become more extreme, Ellen has to decide how much longer she's willing to put up with Patrick's former life if she wants to be a part of his future. A witty modern love story in the age of cohabitation, blended families, and second chances, this is a compassionate, absorbing tale. Moriarty (What Alice Forgot, 2011) has crafted an incredibly likable heroine in Ellen, the hypnotherapist who can solve her clients' problems but can't seem to keep her own life from spiraling into soap opera. Readers who enjoy Jennifer Close and Marian Keyes will adore Moriarty's wit and warmth. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.