Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies

By Liane Moriarty

  • Release Date: 2014-07-29
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 4,487 Ratings)
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Description

Check out the #1 New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, called “a surefire hit” by Entertainment Weekly.

"The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town...are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee...[Moriarty] is a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly; even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking.” —Entertainment Weekly

"Reading one [of Liane Moriarty's novels] is a bit like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic... [BIG LITTLE LIES] is a fun, engaging and sometimes disturbing read” –USA Today


Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . .

A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly?
What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.
But who did what?

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.

Reviews

  • Can't wait!

    5
    By ashleylbrindle
    I'm so excited about the tv series!!
  • Book and Mini Movie crazy

    5
    By planogirls
    I read the book about 2 years ago. And then I got HBO for free and the Mini Movie series was was on HBO! OMG! I was on the edge of my seat! It was so freaking awesome! But the book was so much better!!! Loved, loved, loved it!!!!
  • So good

    5
    By Bdnsnsnsnsj
    I stumbled across this book because of a commercial on tv. I kept hearing about the tv show, and I'm so glad I bought this book! It was soooo good. The characters and their intertwining lives were so entertaining. I liked how the author showed that everything is not what you see. I found myself laughing and crying and gasping in shock as I read! For someone who is 21 and so far detached from the kind of life styles described in the book, I still thoroughly enjoyed it!
  • Loved it!

    5
    By SmartSexyMEd
    It took awhile to get my attention, but once it did I could not put it down.
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Andrealynnstuartfarris
    Hilarious and relatable! Couldn't put it down.
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  • Pretty Good

    4
    By JPsNumberOneFan
    This book started out relatively slowly. Took a little bit of time to get into it. But just past the middle, it begins to pick up and is hard to put down at all. The book just barely sheds light on domestic violence in all socio-economic statuses. I wish it had gone a little further in but hopefully this at least will spark conversations around the world.
  • Big little lies

    5
    By Mennoney
    Couldn't stop turning the pages! Well crafted ... Great story telling. Now I know what all the hype was about. Read this book.
  • Really enjoyed it

    5
    By Mrs. Elstad
    I really liked this book. I actually laughed out loud when I was reading it... I never do that. This is the 4th book that I have read by Liane Moriarty, and I truly enjoy her writing style. I get her!! Read this! You won't be disappointed!!
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    5
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