Here One Moment

Here One Moment


The new novel from the worldwide Number One bestselling author behind the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning HBO series Big Little Lies and recent smash hit bestseller Apples Never Fall.

We’re all so busy, caught up in life's moments, big and small . . .

The flight attendant working a shift on her birthday.

The mother struggling alone with two young children.

The newlyweds excited about their tropical honeymoon .

The overworked father missing his kid’s big show.

The young man returning from his best friend’s funeral.

The ER nurse wondering what retirement will bring.

All strangers. All unsuspecting. Each with a life heading in a particular direction – or so they imagine.

Because an elderly woman is about to step into each of their paths. In just a few words, she will make a prediction, tying herself to all of them. And, in being bound to her, these disparate strangers will all face similar existential dilemmas. .

Who is this woman? Is she a genuine clairvoyant? A charlatan? The answer to prayers, or a harbinger of nightmares?

What she will prove to be is an agent of chaos, fraying relationships, putting entire futures into doubt and causing the most ordered of lives to unravel in the most unexpected of ways . . .

Praise for Liane Moriarty:

'One of the few writers I'll drop anything for' Jojo Moyes

'An engrossing mashup of family drama and psychological suspense that offers a mystery. Complex and satisfying. Perfect holiday reading' Guardian

'Keeps you guessing until the very end' Reese Witherspoon

'Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly' Sunday Express

'Had me utterly hooked' Daily Mail


  • Praise for Liane Moriarty

About the author

Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of nine novels, including Apples Never Fall, The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers. Her novels have sold more than twenty million copies worldwide and been translated into over forty languages. Big Little Lies is now an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning HBO series, produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Nine Perfect Strangers has been adapted for TV, starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy. Apples Never Fall is now a TV series starring Sam Neil and Annette Bening. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.
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