This is a ‘what goes on behind closed doors’ kind of novel. It starts with a tragedy at a school trivia night. From there we go back in time to the events leading up to the tragedy.
Three women, Madeline, Celeste, and Jane, are the central focus of the book and as the story unfolds we begin to learn about the real lives they and their families live, the one that isn’t seen by anyone else.
Big little lies examines many of the darker dimensions of life, such as bullying, domestic violence, lying, and the struggles of single and step parenting. It not all dark, gloomy, and depressing though, just realistic and told in a very readable way with some pretty humorous moments too.
I thought this was a good read and liked the way it all came together at the end – watch out for the twist!
Read by: Adrienne
Also available as an audio book and eBook
About Liane Moriarty:
Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of six internationally best-selling novels, including The Husband’s Secret which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and is set to be made into a movie.
Big Little Lies debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list and film and television rights have already been snapped up by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.
Writing as LM Moriarty, Liane has also written a series of books for children. (source: Lianemoriatry.com.au)
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