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.

Reviews

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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