Lianne Moriarty’s Little Lies is a story of survival, passion, moving on and hope.
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. But who did what?
Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads: Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?). Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all. 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.
Taken from Amazon
Genre: Contempoary thriller
My View: It’s basically a version of Mean girls set in a preschool but with a murder. The story starts at the beginning with Jane’s arrival, intertwining the lives of Celeste and Madeline. However at the end f each chapter you get snippets of police interviews with secondary characters. Each chapter is set before the fatal trivia night when someone is murdered. The question is who is the victim and who is the killer? Are Jane and her son marked before they start? Is Madeline a failing mother to her teenage daughter when Abigail advertises the unthinkable to save child marriages? Is her stepmother bonnie as peaceful as she seems? Do Perry and Celeste hold a dark secret within their picture perfect life? Have a read and find out!
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Apologies to the misspelling of Miss Moriarty’s name.