Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
My rating ✰5✰
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From the author of Truly Madly Guilty and The Husband s Secretcomes 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 mum 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.
This book was fantastic. It has trigger warnings for rape and domestic violence. There were so many different story lines going on in here and they all met together in the end in a way that was so gloriously satisfying. I related to each of our three main moms in different ways and I felt for the kids and even the ‘bad’ moms. Everything wrapped up nicely and I thoroughly enjoyed this book start to finish. Given it was a book about rape, bullying, and domestic abuse as well as a murder we spend the whole book trying to solve, this book was so incredibly funny. I kept finding myself laughing out loud. I would love to read more of this author’s works soon.