'Big Little Lies' by Liane Moriarty Review

Saturday, February 06, 2016

It was always going to end in tears, but how did it end in murder?

Single mum Jane has just moved to town. She's got her little boy in tow - plus the secret she's been carrying for five years.

On the first day of the school run she meets Madeline - a force to be reckoned with, who remembers everything and forgives no one - and Celeste, the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare, but is inexplicably ill at ease. They both take Jane under their wing - while careful to keep their own secrets under wraps.

But a minor incident involving the children of all three women rapidly escalates: playground whispers become spiteful rumours until no one can tell the truth from the lies.

Which is when the secrets come out - and now someone is going to pay with their life...

Let me start off by saying that I absolutely loved 'Big Little Lies' by Liane Moriarty and was not disappointed after it followed on from reading 'The Husband's Secret' last year; I was instantly captivated and hooked from page one, right until the end.
The story follows the parents of a primary school in Australia and how, after one 'incident' on the Induction Day, their scandalous tales are twisted and exaggerated until their annual Trivia night ends in a death. The parents are pitted against each other in their friendship groups and plenty of secrets are revealed throughout, highlighting on the more difficult subjects such as abuse.

Catty parents, funny quips, shocking moments, the feeling that you know the characters and are their friend too; what more can you want from a mystery, chick lit book? It is cleverly written, witty and a definite turn-pager! The main story also has 'present day' police interview quotes from the parents and it plays on the 'whodunnit/what happened' throughout the whole book, which makes it that much more enjoyable. 

Liane Moriarty has created another excellent read and I implore everyone to give it a go!

Have you read 'Big Little Lies' or read anything by Liane Moriarty? 

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