Snack Club Book Review: The Hypnotist’s Love Story


Snack Club picked The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty as our book club book for July. This book follows Ellen O’Farrell on her journey to find love. Ellen is a hypnotherapist, which hits home for me because I am a therapist also. Ellen ends up meeting Patrick, who ends up being the man of her dreams. There is a catch. Patrick has a stalker. Moriarty does a wonderful job of capturing the craziness of this stalker as well. Saskia, the stalker, is an ex-girlfriend of Patrick that is bat-shit crazy. Through the book you find Saskia eating lunch in his backyard, making Ellen cookies, becoming one of Ellen’s patients through her private practice, etc. Full blown crazy. I can’t mention this enough. Moriarty keeps this page turner going by adding little twists and turns at the end of every chapter to keep you asking for more. I don’t want to keep going on and on about it because I’ll ruin the story!

Pros: Quick page turner, leaves room for suspense, overall very easy read, Moriarty focused on building the main characters and left the others to a minimal explanation.

Cons: I felt like Patrick had more of an untold story and I was waiting for more to happen. Maybe she’s leaving it for a possibility for a sequel?

Over all I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 Kylee stars. Most of our book club agreed that it was a good read, but it felt incomplete at some parts.  If any of you have read this book please let me know how you felt in the comments below!


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