Three Wishes

Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle, beautiful thirty-three-year-old triplets, seem to attract attention everywhere they go. Together, laughter, drama, and mayhem seem to follow them. But apart, each is dealing with her own share of ups and downs.

Lyn has organized her life into one big checklist, Cat has just learned a startling secret about her marriage, and Gemma, who bolts every time a relationship hits the six-month mark, holds out hope for lasting love. In this wise, witty, and hilarious novel, we follow the Kettle sisters through their tumultuous thirty-third year as they deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a trio.

What the reviewers said

“I adored Three Wishes…fresh, very funny and entertaining…also intelligent and unsentimental about family dynamics “ 

Marian Keyes

“Funny, wry, touching…the drama is raw and real. Each of the beautifully drawn characters is so vividly alive…”

Australian Woman's Weekly

“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.”

The Sunday Age

What Liane says

“I’ve always had a strange obsession with twins and triplets.”

Whenever I meet a twin I interrogate them with inane, unanswerable questions (eg. “But what’s it like being you?”) I am also the eldest of five girls, and consider myself a leading expert on the subject of sisters. So it wasn’t all that surprising when my first novel turned out to be a story about triplet sisters.

It begins with a dramatic, public argument between the three sisters in a restaurant and goes on to describe a year in their lives when their worlds are turned upside down. I had a lot of fun writing this novel, and I was so excited and exhilarated to finally be writing every day, after all my years of procrastinating.