Book Review: Big Little Lies

Book Review: Big Little LiesBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
on July 29th 2014
Pages: 460
Reading Challenges: Bookopoly 2017, Literary Escape, Take Control TBR

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).
Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.
New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.
Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

I wanted to read this book before I knew a mini-series existed. However, I wanted to read it faster when I learned of and began watching the HBO miniseries of the same name.

This was such a good book. I learned on my last cruise that I liked Liane Moriarty’s books, or at least the one book I read What Alice Forgot. Now I really know that I do. I am going to have to read more of them. They are so good. This one was no exception.

The author kept you on your toes as to who was killed and who was the killer. She did such a good job introducing and telling about the main characters, as well as a few of the minor characters. I liked all of the main ones and felt as if I could relate to them, even though they were Australian.

I would highly recommend this book to all readers whether or not you’re watching the miniseries or not. You will enjoy it and it will keep you wanting more. You simply won’t want to put down the book until you get to the very last page.


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