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.


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.


Staff Pick

What Alice ForgotWell the first book I read for 2014 was another Liane Moriarty book called ‘What Alice Forgot’ and it was great.


Book Summary Alice is twenty-nine. She is whimsical, optimistic and adores sleep, chocolate, her ramshackle new house and her wonderful husband Nick. What’s more, she’s looking forward to the birth of the ‘Sultana’ – her first baby.

But now Alice has slipped and hit her head in her step-aerobics class and everyone’s telling her she’s misplaced the last ten years of her life.

In fact, it would seem that Alice is actually thirty-nine and now she loves schedules, expensive lingerie, caffeine and manicures. She has three children and the honeymoon is well and truly over for her and Nick. In fact, he looks at her like she’s his worst enemy. What’s more, her beloved sister Elisabeth isn’t speaking to her either. And who is this ‘Gina’ everyone is so carefully trying not to mention?

Alice isn’t sure that she likes life ten years on. Every photo is another memory she doesn’t have and nothing makes sense. Just how much can happen in a decade? Has she really lost her lovely husband forever? Continue reading

Staff Pick – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

aaaTITLE – The Husband’s Secret

AUTHOR – Liane Moriarty


“To be opened in the event of my death” With one swift, vicious movement, she sliced the envelope open, and pulled out a handwritten letter. love you and the girls… so sorry to leave you with this… cannot bear… The Husband’s Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love and secrets. When her husband announces he’s in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother’s house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame. Rachel is a woman in her sixties consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter twenty years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain. Cecilia is the quintessential “I don’t know how she does it” woman. A devoted mother to three daughters, she runs her household like clockwork, is President of the P&C, owns an extremely successful Tupperware business and is happy in her fifteen-year marriage. Until she discovers a letter in their attic labelled: “To my wife Cecilia, to be opened in the event of my death”… Her husband’s secret is a bombshell beyond all imagining with repercussions across the lives of all three women.


I thought I had already read my favourite book of the year, but I am going to change my mind. The Husbands Secret is the BEST book I have read this year. Continue reading

Coming authors – Blacklock, Carroll and Moriarty

Do you know ‘The right time by Dianne Blacklock, ‘The better woman‘ by Ber Carroll, and ‘What Alice forgot‘ by Liane Moriarty? If not, then it’s your chance to see all three talented Australian writers at Parramatta City Library, on 3rd November, at 1 pm. Continue reading