The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

The Last Anniversary

By Liane Moriarty

  • Release Date: 2007-11-10
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 183 Ratings
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From the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies

"Original and entertaining ... deeply affecting" The Australian

"[A] stunner...[Moriarty's] prose turns from funny through poignant to frightening in an artful snap." Publishers Weekly

"I'll tell you something, something important. Love is a decision. Not a feeling. That's what you young people don't realise. That's why you're always off divorcing each other. No offence, dear."

So decrees the formidable Connie Thrum of Scribbly Gum Island. She is the chief decision-maker of a rather unconventional family and her word is law.

It's been over seventy years since Connie and her sister Rose visited their neighbours and found the kettle boiling and a baby waking for her feed, but no sign of her parents. The Munro Baby Mystery still hasn't been solved and tourists can visit the abandoned home, exactly as it was found in 1932.

But now Connie has passed away and the island residents ponder her legacy. Sophie Honeywell is looking down the barrel of her fortieth birthday and still hoping for that fairytale ending. Her beautiful new friend Grace, the Munro Baby's granddaughter, can't tell anyone what she hopes for. It would be too shocking.

Meanwhile, a frumpy housewife makes a pact with a stranger, an old lady starts making her own decisions and a family secret finally explodes on an extraordinary night of mulled wine, fire-eating and face-painting-the Last Anniversary.

Fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult and Paula Hawkins will love Liane Moriarty.


  • Deep & Dramatic Page turner!

    By missjodi3
    Adored this story! Slightly confusing initially trying to connect all the characters, but a beautifully touching read with many deep, thought provoking themes. Definitely recommend this one!
  • Loved it

    By Jmpatto
    Light hearted with an intriguing story!
  • Easy Escape

    By MSLBS
    A little confusing at first (trying to keep up with all the characters) but once you've figured it all out, the story unfolds nicely. A very easy read.
  • The Last Anniversary

    By Jane2000
    Brilliant book. Wonderful characters. I even exclaimed loudly with surprise at the ending.
  • The Last Anniversary

    By Lopine2
    I have read four of Liane Moriarty's books to date and the Last Anniversary was as entertaining as the rest! One has to try so hard to go slow to save some of the story for the next day, very difficult, as you really want to race to the end for the outcome of each mystery! My only regret is that I have only one book to go! Liane's disarming sense of humour and insight into the vagaries of human nature is so easy to relate to, we all have those delightfully perverse thoughts from time to time! It is a stress buster to be able to sit down and have a hearty chuckle, so helpful to understand that we are not completely alone with our more radical thoughts! I can hardly wait until Liane has written another book, hoping also that it stays with an adult theme. It is only a matter of time before someone decides to turn one of the books into a transcript for a movie, here I think The Husband's Secret would be ideal! The Last Anniversary has enough mystery and different chapters to make a delightful mini series! Brilliant work Liane, congratulations!
  • loved it!!

    By atccb
    a wonderful, clever and witty read. couldn't put it down!!!! please write some more brilliant novels!!!
  • Couldn't put it down

    By Augustus3
    Loved it - a mystery tied in with wonderfully real people
  • Great

    By Jezenelle
    What a fab read!
  • Best yet!

    By KimbaLina1781
    Fantastic novel, her best yet! Keeps you entertained and guessing all the way to the end. Fabulous twist you don't see coming...