Big Little Lies

Liane Moriarty
The new novel from the author of The Husband’s Secret A #1 New York Times Bestseller  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.   Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare but she is paying a price for the illusion of perfection. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for a nanny. She comes with a mysterious past and a sadness beyond her years. These three women are at different crossroads, but they will all wind up in the same shocking place.   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.


Reviewed: 2019-11-24
I am VERY emotional right now but this book was SO GOOD. SO GOOD. There were so many elements of things that made it good. The narrative was set up expertly. The characters seemed so real and so vivid. The setting was great and the plot was great and everything was GREAT. It's suspenseful and dark and crazy and wonderful. It's a twist on a murder mystery and it does it so well. This book also deals with darker issues like domestic abuse and rape, and how it approached those subjects and dealt with them was phenomenal, though I would say you should avoid this book if those things are triggering to you, especially domestic abuse. MADELINE WAS MY FAVORITE FOREVER AND EVER. Also the audiobook was a+. I think this is my first 5 star of the year I LOVED it.
Reviewed: 2018-07-30

I started watching the HBO series and I simply couldn't wait to find out who was killed and who did it. So when I went shopping I found the book, opened it and went to the back and was surprised. Not saying what I saw. Then I wanted to read it.

I liked the HBO series until I started to read the book. Now, I want to point out all of the differences, because yes, I am one of those people. The book hooks you and you fall into it. The first night I was dreaming about the book, namely I dreamt about Celeste, not the character you'd want to dream about. The next day I stayed up until 2am to finish it. 

The book is more realistic than the HBO series, the relationships, both the friendships and the marriages, are complex and feel very real. The female characters are fully realized, and the men stand up as characters as well. The children feel like real children and the bonding that happens between them is very real as well.

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