Big Little Lies
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Big Little Lies

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Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

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.

Title:Big Little Lies
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0399167064
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:460 pages

    Big Little Lies Reviews

  • Ann
    Jun 02, 2014

    Probably the funniest book about murder and domestic abuse I'll ever read. ...

  • Diane S ?
    May 28, 2014

    This one was 480 pgs. that read like less than 300. I was thoroughly captivated, found this to be brilliant in plot, structure and tone. Gulped it right down. On the surface this was about a group of ...

  • Nancy McFarlane
    Jun 02, 2014

    Liane Moriarty has done it again – written a book that kept me up way too late because I couldn’t put it down. She has a knack for creating characters who are so believable they could easily be so...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    Jan 11, 2017

    Read for Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder reading challenge: #11 Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your locationI was SO not expecting to love this as much as I did. dang.*review (still) t...

  • Marina Finlayson
    Aug 08, 2014

    You know how sometimes you get to the end of a book and you wish you could wipe it from your mind, just so you could have the pleasure of reading it for the first time again?This is one of those books...

  • Aestas Book Blog
    Mar 28, 2015

    "A murder. A tragic accident.... Someone is dead. But who did what?" WOAHHHH!!!! This book was freaking amazing!!! It was a total genre change for me -- this is women's fiction and mystery, not r...

  • Debbie
    Jun 13, 2014

    If I said I loved this one, it would be a Big Fat Lie. But I definitely LIKED it, despite the rough beginning.Here is my love story with Moriarty books, and it doesn’t stay all lovey-dovey, I’ll t...

  • Justin
    Jan 22, 2017

    I think Stephen King summed up Big Little Lies perfectly when he said it is "a hell of a book, funny and scary." I found it to be like the first two seasons of Desperate Housewives before the show sta...

  • Deanna
    Sep 21, 2014

    No lie...I loved this book :) I read this book almost exactly a year ago. I didn't write a review as back then I usually updated that I read a book and gave it a rating. Plus it had a zillion ratings ...

  • Elyse
    Jun 03, 2014

    Note: To My friends I've already had discussions about this book 'while' reading it (several of us were reading it together) -- You might be surprise to see me giving this book 3 Stars.I'm sure you th...

About Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of six internationally best-selling novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story and the number 1 New York Times bestsellers, The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies. Her breakout novel The Husband's Secret sold over three million copies worldwide, was a number 1 UK bestseller, an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and has