Talk about your hot messes.
When the Pirriwee Public Schools Annual Trivia Night ends, no one who was there will ever be the same. People are hurt. Some have broken bones… and one parent is dead.
Second marriage Madelaine Mackenzie is 40 years old. She has the clothes, the style, and the attitude. By all appearances she can hold her own but deep down inside she hurts when her teenage daughter prefers her remarried fathers company to Mackenzie’s.
Celeste is by anyone’s description; beautiful. She is the type of woman that most of us would not want to stand too close to for fear of being compared and found wanting. She has two adorable twin boys and what seems to be the perfect marriage to Perry… but behind closed doors it is becoming more and more apparent that things are not as perfect as one would think.
Jane is the fairly new in town single mom to the sweet boy Ziggy. She is working hard to fit in with the other women, but holds tight to keeping the secret of Ziggy’s father a closed conversation.
As the police start their investigation of the happenings at the Trivia Night that Madelaine, Celeste and Jane all attended, they find out a lot more than they had initially anticipated. What started out looking like an accident… may have been cold blooded murder.
SQQQQUUUEEEEE! Let’s just get that out of the way now. This book is totally SSSQQQUUUEEEE worthy! I LOVED it. I have listened to all of Liane Moriarty’s books on audio and get a thrill every time. Narrator Caroline Lee (who also narrated The Husband’s Secret) is PERFECT for this style of book. Her distinct voices between the characters and her amazing animated ways made this a true delight to listen to and I did not want to stop!
Fantastic story line, wonderful three dimensional characters and all mixed in with an important topic made this listen a huge WIN. Do not miss out on this one – in book or audio it is sure to be fantastic! I wish Author Liane Moriarty could write faster, I am already jonesing for her next book. 🙂
26 thoughts on “Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty”
Julie loved this one too. I need to get to it soon!
Yes you do! It is so good… it may very well me my favorite of hers and that is HUGE!
Yay! I’m glad to see how much you loved this one. I got it last week and can’t wait to read it!
Dig in – it is sooooo good.
This definitely was a favorite for me, and will be in the end-of-year list of favorites. I loved it even more than Moriarty’s other books, if that is possible. Glad you enjoyed it.
I think I may have too Laurel. 🙂
Thanks for the review! I have never read this author, but it seems I need to do that soon.
Oh you must – she is fantastic and if you do audio I HIGHLY recommend going that way.
Glad you loved this. She is one of my new favorite authors.
I think mine too… I love books with fully developed characters
I loved this one too. Liane Moriarty is a favourite of mine, each of her books is different but wonderful. Love your review.
Ok, you talked me into using an audible credit on this one 🙂
You will not be sorry!
Ok, ok, ok — I really need to get this one. I know I’ll love it. Now the question is audio or print.
AUDIO. I recommend audio – the narration is so fun and the voice of Ziggy is fantastic!
Just listened to a sample over at audible… you’ve convinced me!
I need to get my hands on this one, I loved The Husband’s Secret!
Yes – it is excellent!
I adored The Husband’s Secret, and so I’m hoping my library has this one. Especially after reading your review.
I hope they do – it was wonderful Carrie!
OMG now I can’t wait. I have this in ebook but I loved The Husband’s Secret and What Alice Forgot on audio and now I’m wishing I got this one on audio. So excited to see your squeeee lol
Yes – you will LOVE this!!!!
omg I felt the same way about this book. Squeeee is right! And yes Caroline Lee is such a perfect match for this book. I think I’ll listen to Moriarty’s What Alice Forgot next (even though it’s a different narrator)
Hee hee – that is funny, I just read your review and commented on it 😀