I think this was my favorite Liane Moriarty book I have read thus far. “Big Little Lies” was so fun to read. First, here’s what the book is about:
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.
There was something that was so realistic about this book and I felt like I could run into any of these people. Some moms stayed home, some worked from home, all were trying to find their way with their children in school. My oldest is only in preschool, but I can imagine all the school strife and drama that goes on with moms (probably dads, too, but mostly moms).
The bullying was so sad and such a real topic that kids (and adults) face. And the characters were all hiding (or not sharing) various aspects of their lives that were just eating away at them. It was so real, sad and touching. This book made me think about what people might be hiding or if they are just putting on a façade as a cover for something.
This one hit the closest to home for me and I flew through this book. I think if you read one of her books, this would be my pick (then “Three Wishes” and then a tie with “The Husband’s Secret” and “What Alice Forgot”).