The Hypnotist's Love Story Author:Liane Moriarty Ellen O?Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It?s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She?s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn?t mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she?s optimistic. He?s attractive, single, emplo... more »yed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk.
Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. It turns out that Patrick?s ex-girlfriend is stalking him. Ellen thinks, Actually, that?s kind of interesting. She?s dating someone worth stalking. She?s intrigued by the woman?s motives. In fact, she?d even love to meet her.
The story has an interesting premise and the characters are realistic and like-able. I can't be the only one tired of nasty children or tacky grandparents. Anyone who has dated someone with a child will empathize with the stalker's feeling of loss. Hypnotist's profession was dealt with fairly and with interest.
Some insights about love and relationships had depth. Overall satisfying chick-lit.