Big Little Lies (Movie Tie-In)
Books | Fiction / Women
DON’T MISS SEASON 2 OF THE GOLDEN GLOBE AND EMMY AWARD-WINNING HBO® SERIES STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON, NICOLE KIDMAN, SHAILENE WOODLEY, LAURA DERN, ZOË KRAVITZ, AND MERYL STREEPFrom the author of Nine Perfect Strangers, Apples Never Fall, and The Husband’s Secret comes the #1 New York Times bestselling novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.A murder...A tragic accident...Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare but she is paying a price for the illusion of perfection. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for a nanny. She comes with a mysterious past and a sadness beyond her years. These three women are at different crossroads, but they will all wind up in the same shocking place.Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the little lies that can turn lethal.
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"Loved this book! Couldn’t put it down. The twists and turns are amazing, and really kept me guessing as to what was going to happen next. I really liked that this book is women driven, as well."
"This book was just okay for me. The beginning dragged on for way too long with boring "mommy wars" stuff and annoying characters, but it did build to a thrilling pitch as the story approached a fateful night where the reader already knows something will happen... And then immediately starts dragging again after the event occurs. I think the message about domestic violence is important but this book just didn't grab me."
"The last 100 pages were riveting & pulled you in & made you question... the way any book that involves a murder should. <br/>However, the first 350 pages were too detailed. To exhaustive. Moriarty drags the story line out so much it is a bit painful & annoying at times, but by the time reading fatigue sets in, you realize you are too invested in a few of the characters to stop now. It is like reading a car-wreck. You want to stop starring but your can’t. So maybe it’s a brilliant writing, I’m not quite sure. <br/>The length of the book seems well suited for a tv show, so I can see why it is."
"Cross-posted from <a href="https://books.max-nova.com/big-little-lies">https://books.max-nova.com/big-little-lies</a><br/><br/>I don't always read chick-lit, but when I do... someone usually dies. Liane Moriarty's "Big Little Lies" did not disappoint in that regard. In fact, it was one of the more creative murder mystery plot structures I've seen in a long time. From the very beginning, we know someone died at the Pirriwee Public School Trivia Night. But the novel is told as a series of flashbacks (and corresponding police interview responses) leading up to that fateful event. So it's a murder mystery where we don't know the victim, the motive, or the murder weapon until the very end!<br/><br/>Moriarty plunges us into the catty and bewildering world of Australian "kindergarten moms." As a 28 year old guy with no kids, I felt like I was on a tour of an alien planet! Sure, it's a little trashy, but this book was also a hell of a lot of fun too. It helped that the audiobook narration was spot-on and the voice actors had great comedic timing."