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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little LiesBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The more I read of Liane Moriarty stories the more I love them.

I am not a chick-lit kinda gal, but there is something about this author that just raises above that line and makes it more interesting instead of mushy/girly.

This is a story full of secrets, its full of strong women too, mostly 3 women who take the main plot parts.

Each one is a kindergarden Mom and each one tells a story in their own right, its really interesting as it all seems to fit together as you turn the pages towards the end. Right at the beginning of the book we find Pirriwee’s school trivia night has ended with one parent dead, so of course this keeps you on your toes.

The chatty characters in the book I know you will have met in real life for sure! It takes all sorts to make the world go around and Liane Moriarty sure brings out the "life like" feel in this read.

Its of course 'who was murdered' but there is laughter from things that are conversed between people in these pages that will make you laugh out loud.

I loved the dark side of parenting that came out, makes you think!

I can honestly say I enjoyed every single word written.

I would also like to thank Penguin Books (UK) via Net Galley for allowing me to read and review this book.

A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly? 

What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. 

But who did what?

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. 

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