A murder… A
tragic accident… Or just parents behaving badly? What is indisputable is that
someone is dead.
Big Little Lies
will take you on a roller coaster ride with the secrets of the three women.
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She is 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.
Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side.
The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and teach resilience and team building. At least that is what the corporate retreat website advertises.
Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a particularly keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing bushwalker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case – and Alice knew secrets. About the company she worked for and the people she worked with.
Far from the hike encouraging teamwork, the women tell Falk a tale of suspicion, violence and disintegrating trust. And as he delves into the disappearance, it seems some dangers may run far deeper than anyone knew.
A Library Book Club choice and a good one too. Federal Police, Aaron Falk and his offsider Carmen, are investigating a company fraud when their informant, Alice, who works for the company goes missing with four other employees on a team building exercise. The setting is dense forest in the Giralang Ranges in Victoria. The women lose their way and after a harrowing time only four of them emerge. What has happened?
This is a real page-turner. Jane Harper has complete control of the narrative throughout and she maintains the suspense while creating a cast of well-drawn and interesting characters.
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