Big Little LiesLarge Print - 2014
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Cheryl_in_IT Mar 07, 2019
The first few chapters felt insufferable with the superficial, snotty behavior of the "Kindie Moms" that will make up the cast of the book. I didn't think I'd be able to continue with it for more than a couple chapters.
I'm glad I stuck it through. The story settled in, the characte... Read More »
HBO launched its TV series adaptation of the book in 2017. Expect season two to air sometime this year.
DCLadults Jul 09, 2018
Moriarty was the first Australian author to debut at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. This, her sixth book, is set in an Australian suburb, revolving around three women and the dangerous little lies they tell each other. The book became a Golden Globe and Emmy-winning HBO series ... Read More »
vm510 Jan 11, 2018
This was such a compulsive book. I loved the characters and how they view motherhood, marriage, and their lives as modern women. If you haven't watch the show yet I suggest
reading the book before watching the show. The show was a bit more subtle and lush, but there are some reveals that are mos... Read More »
coffeebookie Apr 03, 2017
Loved this book! A VERY engaging story that kept me up LATE, biting off more and more clues to figure out WHO does WHAT to WHOM! The characters were completely believable and the tension and complexities in the relationships will suck you right in! A murder mystery with a comedic undertone tha... Read More »
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A murder ... a tragic accident...or just parents behaving badly? What's indisputable is that someone is dead, but who is responsible?
This novel jumps back and forth between the events leading up to, and following a suspicious death at the Pirriwee Public School parent body trivia night. It focuses on three mothers, each at a crossroad in their lives, whose children attend the same school. Madeline is a woman who remembers everything and forgives no one, is struggling to come to terms with a defiant teenage daughter who prefers to be with her ex-husband and his yogi wife. Celeste is a stunningly beautiful mother of twin mischievous boys is married to a hedge fund husband; to all appearances they are set to be the next king and queen of the parent body. Then there is, new-to-town single mom Jane who has concerns about her son is taken under the wing of Madeline and Celeste. When an incident occurs at school involving Jane’s son, drama inevitably ensues.
Liane Moriarty writes a fast paced and engrossing novel filled with suspense and a splash of witty and humorous dialog, surrounded by a wonderful cast of characters who are both flawed and relatable. Her story showcases the effects of school yard gossip, where appearances can be deceiving and you never really know what someone else is going through or what secrets they are keeping. Sometimes it is the little lies that we tell ourselves that can turn out to be the most lethal.
Despite the size of this book, it will have you reading late until the night.
To be made into HBO series in 2016.
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