Title: Big Little Lies
Author: Liane Moriarty
Release Date: February 9, 2017
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pages: 460 pages
“From the author of Truly Madly Guilty and The Husband s Secret comes a novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.
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 little lies that can turn lethal.””
I saw this cover when I was randomly browsing at Indigo. The title mixed with the movie cover made me instantly think Pretty Little Liars. Since I’m obsessed with the show (not so much the books) I immediately had to check what this book was about. So naturally I ended up buying it because hello, did you read the back of it? looked amazing!
And I was right. This was Pretty Little Liars for adults. It has big secrets throughout the whole book. Each different character holds a secret. But it all comes together really well in the end. In fact I was pretty shocked at some of the secrets that were being kept!
The writing was fabulous. Kept me interested the entire time. Each perspective was written differently according to character and never changed. It had elements of women’s fiction which is another one of my favourite genres (chick lit basically). It also dealt with serious issues that added to the “adultness” of the book.
Overall amazing read!