Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Holy shit! Excuse my language, but this book was freaking amazing. I was not expecting to be blown away so much by this Big Little Lies. The size of it certainly made me nervous, but once I got into this book, I honestly couldn’t put it down. I was dying to find out which character did what! Liane Moriarty truly out did herself with this book!

With 480 pages there were enough character to delve into, but more importantly it is about three women. They all have children entering kindergarten in the same year. While each of them live different lives, thy become closely connected in ways even they don’t know at first. Then, well, there’s a murder. Someone dies at a trivia night at their children’s school. You don’t know who was killed and you also don’t know who was the killer. The whole book dives into this mystery and it keeps you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out who did what. The story revolves around the weeks leading up to the fateful evening of the murder but also snippets of interviews from people after the night of the murder.

I’m not going to spoil this, so I’ll say no more. But I assure you all, this book delivers on every aspect — from romance, to suspense, and even horror — Moriarty gives you the full range of all genres into one, fairly large, book!

What I can’t praise enough of this book is the writing and dialogue of the characters. It was so natural and even the abusive spats between these three women and the other women in the interview room, were so plausible– even I could hear myself saying these things to my girlfriends.

Another aspect that I truly couldn’t praise more is Moriarty’s approached on important issues in this book: domestic violence, bullying, and even rape. The way the characters handle these issues is realistic and satisfying without being predictable, sappy, or preachy.

Having read two of Moriarty’s other books (check out my previous posts!)  I was very much so on the fence about how this one was going to turn out. I’ve had mixed feeling about her books, but this one certainly blew me away. I was not expecting this at all!

If you enjoyed Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, I’d put Big Little Lies on their level. This book was gripping, suspenseful, and even a little funny at times. If you haven’t read this book, go out and get it! I have to go watch the HBO series on this now!

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2 comments

  1. I haven’t read the book but I loved the series. There was something so endearing about it. Waiting for the second season. Great review 😃

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  2. I read the book and just recently binged the series. There are some differences but the series pretty much kept up with the book. I’m so excited to see the second season!

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