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Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty (March 2015)

The Kettle triplets have had a mortifying public mishap.  Their noisy, champagne-soaked birthday dinner has come to an abrupt end following a violent argument and an emergency dash to the hospital.

So who started it this time?  Was it angry, hurt Cat, still recovering from the 'Night of the Spaghetti'?   Or Lyn, who at least on the outside seems to have everything under control.  Or maybe it was unpredictable Gemma, the sister who can't keep a secret, except the most important one of all...

'In this non-stop narrative, siblings rival each other, break up and make up.  Moriarty is good at social observation, mixing high drama with low comedy and moments of genuine poignancy.'  Sunday Age

'Funny, wry, touching...the drama is raw and real.  Each of the beautifully drawn characters is so vividly alive, their triumph becomes your own, you choke a bit when bad things happen and want to throw rocks at anyone who hurts them.'  Australian Women's Weekly Book of the Month

'I appreciated how she didn't produce any last-minute sugarcoating out of the hat.  I really did believe in the strength of the characters to pull through: in fact, it made me believe in the resilience of the human race!'  Marian Keyes
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