Big Little Lies

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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.

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Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty Reviews

  • Loved this Book

    By Musiclover941
    I loved this book and had a difficult time putting it down. Very few books pull in. The last one I remember was Gone Girl that I discovered before most did. So for me to give 5 stars is incredibly rare. I wasn't sure about this one at first, however I wanted to watch the HBO series its based off of, but wanted to read it first. I'm so glad I did. Lots of twists to make the reading fun and keep you on your toes. Highly recommend.
  • The ending is amazing!

    By BruinFan28
  • Great book!

    By Goodmorningbeautiful
    Wonderful & unexpected ending! Can't wait to watch the show.
  • Great Book

    By Jerseymom0624
    Each chapter pulled you into the complicated lives of the characters- strongly recommend
  • Hooked

    By MrsNaturalRobinson
    Easy read. Keeps you hooked just to find out the unanswered questions.
  • Lit

    By aztrorisk
    I love this book!
  • Spellbinder

    By $$kgplayer$$
    All the characters are straight out of real life. You will recognize them among your own circle of friends. Shockingly honest and delightful.
  • Big lie

    By Stellax1
    Didn't like "The Husband's Secret". Read this to be ahead of HBO. Don't bother. Peppered with cliched characters and secrets. High strung career woman, new girl in town, rich perfect wife everyone envies, bitter divorced woman and let's not forget the nanny. Interior monologues go on & on and repetitive. Finally climax comes. Ridiculous culprit. Problem is the author continues to drone on with interior monologues after the climax. Who cares anymore? Enough. I heard you the first 20 times.
  • LOVE

    By KMcinnis
    I couldn't put this book down! I highly recommend reading this!
  • Couldn't stop

    By ogeeta888
    This book did not disappoint!

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