Librarian Recommended Reads: big little lies by Liane Moriarty

little big lies by Liane Moriarty

little big lies by Liane Moriarty

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

Find big little lies in our catalogue here

Also available as an audio book and eBook

About Liane Moriarty:

Liane Moriarty

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:

Also by Liane Moriarty:

The Husband’s Secret

Three Wishes

The Hypnotist’s Love Story


About HB Williams Memorial Library Staff

The HB Williams Memorial Library includes five community libraries and supports the multi-cultural community of Gisborne and the East Coast of New Zealand.
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