Big Little Lies

big little lies

Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty

Summary

Pirriwee Publics annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. This book deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families. This book also shows us the truth about what really goes on behind closed suburban doors.

Comments

A hugely enjoyable and easy read. The characters are well developed, believable and likeable. Although it was an easy read, it showcased some serious and confronting issues. It reminded us that although we all appear fine on the surface, a number of us are secretly fighting our own battles. The book also demonstrated the playground politics often found in schools and we all admitted to comparing the characters to some of the parents at our schools! The book at times felt like a screenplay and we questioned whether that was necessary. There is a great, unexpected twist at the end which had us all talking. Overall a fantastic book and a must read for kindergarten parents!

Rating – an impressive 9.5/10

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Big Little Lies

big little lies

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Published – July 2014

Book Summary

Pirriwee Publics annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. This book deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families. This book also shows us the truth about what really goes on behind closed suburban doors.

Comments

Well, where do I start? Liane Moriarty is one of my favourite writers and ‘Big Little Lies’ is one of the books I have been waiting for this year.

I had to get my copy on the day it went on sale, I was just a little excited. Now I have finished and it was absolutely GREAT. I loved it from the first page to the last.

I found all the characters in the book really likeable ( except for the ones you are meant to dislike); everyone’s story fitted so well together. I couldn’t wait to see how the book wrapped up and it didn’t disappoint.

One of the reasons I think I enjoy Liane’s books so much is because she always finishes a great story with a satisfying ending.

A MUST READ. I know this will be one of my favourites for the year.

Jody