Big Little Lies (Signed Book)

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Coming July 29, 2014, the new novel from Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times?bestselling author of The Husband?s Secret

"What a wonderful writer?smart, wise, funny.? ?Anne Lamott

Pirriwee Public?s 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, ...

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Overview

Coming July 29, 2014, the new novel from Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret

"What a wonderful writer—smart, wise, funny.” —Anne Lamott

Pirriwee Public’s 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. 
 
In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times–bestselling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.  And in her pitch-perfect way, she shows us the truth about what really goes on behind closed suburban doors.   
 

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Library Journal
02/01/2014
What's worse than a terrible riot at Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night that leaves one parent dead? The sneaking suspicion that the death was actually murder. All of which gives top-spot New York Times best-selling author Moriarty (The Husband's Secret) a chance to visit issues of parenting, divorce, and shattered families in shuttered suburbia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399172564
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/29/2014
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Liane Moriarty is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret and What Alice Forgot. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two small, noisy children.

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  • Posted July 29, 2014

     I received an advanced e-copy but had previously added it to my

     I received an advanced e-copy but had previously added it to my summer read list after I saw who wrote it
     (The Husband’s Secret).  I wish I had a copy to pass along to my friends – it is a superb read that you won’t
     put down.  Releasing July 29, just in time to turn up the heat on your summer “to read list” and the “dog days”
    of summer 2014.  Happy on the outside, behind closed doors of a suburban neighborhood, families who met
    because their children go to school together.  That little lie that happened years ago, has turned into a “Big Little
    Lie” that effects them all.  More little lies and more secrets changing not only one family, but several.  Truly
    an amazing read.

    23 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2014

    I really enjoy Liane Moriarty's writing. She can write about a g

    I really enjoy Liane Moriarty's writing. She can write about a group of people, in such a way that all of them are easy to relate to and memorable. I am impressed with her style of writing.

    19 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2014

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    A Powerful Drama of Secrets and Lies!

    After Liane Moriarty's famous The Husband’s Secret, comes BIG LITTLE LIES— a powerful novel and once again a group of women with secrets of tragedy and abuse, bearing the truths, holding nothing back--filled with humor and craziness in suburban Australia.

    Pirriwee Public's 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.

    In this thought-provoking novel, we see the honesty, raw emotions, and realistic and sometimes dark side of parenting, ex-wives, ex-husbands, second wives, pasts which still haunt, bullying, domestic abuse, violence, politics, and dysfunctional families in every shape and form.

    Again, I enjoyed Caroline Lee, audiobook, performer, as she does not miss a beat with her stunning accent and stellar performance. She is quite the gifted actor and narrator who has worked extensively in theatre, film and television. Combined with talented author and writer, Moriarty, this makes for a dynamic duo. (highly recommend the audiobook, which will keep you entertained)!

    Liane’s style is unique, “all over the board”, with characters--at times--wild, crazy, quirky, troubled, and humorous. Reading/listening to her books is like being a bystander in a private home whenever no one thinks you are listening, or on a girl’s night out.

    Told from multiple POVs, BIG LITTLE LIES captures you from page one and leaves you hanging until the fate of each of the characters, building suspense for the climatic Trivia Night and events leading to this night. Throughout the book we hear from Madeline, Celeste, and Jane– three women with more in common than they may think.

    From the Australian setting to the fast pace, page-turner suspense drama, this novel will keep you on the edge, with razor sharp writing which sets this author apart, and does so with style, offering second chances for a satisfying read.

    16 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2014

    Couldn't put it down...

    Moriarty strikes again with a gripping story that insists you take a closer look at all relationships...

    15 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2014

    Wow. Hooks you right away and you will NOT be able to put it dow

    Wow. Hooks you right away and you will NOT be able to put it down..... Just  read it!

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2014

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    Loved it! Relatable, and the ending's twist had me audibly sayin

    Loved it! Relatable, and the ending's twist had me audibly saying, "OHHH MY GOD!"

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    I loved The Husband's Secret and didn't think Big Little Lies wo

    I loved The Husband's Secret and didn't think Big Little Lies would compare to Moriarty's mastery in Husband, however BLL far exceeded my expectations and had me hooked. Moriarty is a great writer in that she tells a story from multiple angles, but never loses her reader. I loved the surprises and twists BLL took me on and am already awaiting Moriarty's next novel!

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2014

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    Exceptional!  All of her books have been excellent!  I know when

    Exceptional!  All of her books have been excellent!  I know when I start one, I need to be prepared to put everything else aside because I am going to want to read, read, read.  I think this is one of my favorites so far.  The characters are interesting and complex.  These women exist everywhere and she nails the various types.  The complex relationships between exes, friends, parents, kids...it's all there and so true.  I enjoyed every page and so will you.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2014

    I have now read all of Laine Moriarty books. None of them are

    I have now read all of Laine Moriarty books. None of them are "copycats" of her previous novels. The character development is amazing. By the end of the book, all these "strangers" become real people with real life issues, even the "bad guys" evoke some sympathy.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    Fantastic! Read it one sitting,couldn't putt

    Fantastic! Read it in one sitting, could not put it down.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2015

    Usually, I wouldn¿t be too excited about a book with a lollipop

    Usually, I wouldn’t be too excited about a book with a lollipop on the front cover, and the opening conversation taking place between a woman and her cat. I am glad, so very, very glad, that I made an exception.

    “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty was on just about everyone’s “Best Books of 2014” list, so eventually, I had to pay attention. I came across it the other day, expensive but beautiful in its hardcover, and decided to make the splurge. Two days later, I was nearly hyperventilating with awe at its genius.

    The story takes places among the parents of kindergarteners at an oceanside school in Australia. The best way to describe this is to say that it is like a modern-day Agatha Christie book. I have read nearly all of her Hercules Poirot books, and never have I solved one. Ever. But instead of a traditional mystery, where the body is found early on and the book is spent figuring out who the perpetrator is, “Big Little Lies” begins with the knowledge that there was a death – but you don’t know which parent died! And, you don’t know which parent caused it, or why. As the pages unfold, I found myself drawn into the lives of each exquisitely created character, hoping against hope that she was not the one who dies. Nor she. Nor she. It was not until the last pages that I began to see how it was going to play out, and it was worth the ride.

    “Big Little Lies” deserves all of its acclaim. I for one, will be retiring it to a shelf rather than the discount book store sell pile, and it will have a place in my memory for a long time to come.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Great read

    I really enjoyed this book. Very twisty interesting story.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 7, 2014

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    Weekend Read

    Very light read. Sympathetic, but believable characters. Suspected the outcome but still had a twist.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

    Good book

    As first I didn't really like the book. It seemed too "light" for me but as I kept reading I realized it was dealing with much more serious issues. It was a good read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    A bit drawn out

    I had read the reviews for this book and couldn't wait to dive into it, but much to my dismay, boy did it drag on for 400 pages. It took me weeks to get through it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    Good read

    This is a good read BUT not as good as Husband Secret. I think there was too much about child bullying. There were some slow parts but the ending was very good

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2014

    Not sure why it is (was) #1 on NY Times list

    It really took a long time for this book to get under way -- over 50 pages -- and I almost gave up. But once it got going it wasn't exactly a page turner but it really was pretty good. Moriarty is a good writer so I enjoyed her prose, but there were so many characters that I had a hard time remembering who was who, especially since I do my relaxation reading just before I go to sleep (and maybe a bit after?). You know right from the start that someone has died, but you won't know until close to the end who it is going to be. So it gets harder and harder to put the book down. What kind of a reader is it for? Someone who likes slow thrillers. And yes, I would read other books by Liane Moriarty. I don't belong to a book club but I would guess it would be a good choice.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2014

    Great Read!

    I enjoyed reading this book. I usually read, like Agatha Christie; however, her books are hard to find these days. So, I tried a new author out this time and found that I can enjoy books by other authors too. To my surprise, I found it difficult to put the book down. This is the first book I read through so quickly in a long time. I eagerly awaited the opportunity to find out the next events. It included mystery, drama--everything I like in a good book. It's definitely my kind of read. I think I will look for other books from this author in the future.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2015

    Great Read

    An easy enjoyable read. A different plot style. Very realistic. It could describe any middle class suburb lifestyle.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2015

    Excellent Book that is a must read for anyone that loves a great

    Excellent Book that is a must read for anyone that loves a great book about relationships and families!

    I read Liane Moriarty’s book, The Husband’s Secret, which I absolutely loved and listed as one of my Best Books of 2013. I purchased Big Little Lies last year, but only recently was able to read it. That is the benefit of not having so many scheduled book tours!

    It reminded me of a modern time Agatha Christie murder mystery, with the dissection of the events dispersed throughout the book, and different people interjecting what they saw and know. I love that from the very beginning, the reader knows there is a murder, there is some bullying going on, and there are lots of secrets, however the pieces of the puzzle don’t come together until the very end!

    As in Liane’s last book, she is able to seamlessly and flawlessly weave different stories, characters who at times seem to only 1 thing in common, and bring them all back together in the end. In the beginning of the novel, most of the story revolves around bullying occurring at school. Oh, how I can relate! I am the mom of 3 children, one being in kindergarten (age 5), right now! So, I can understand the dynamics, school structure, peer relationships, and school politics that a parent and child has to experience. There are also many different kinds of moms: the single mom, the active mom, the rich mom that is very quiet and flawless, the divorced mom, the step-mom, and the list continues. Each of them have two things in common: they love their child and their child attends the same school.

    While there is a huge issue of bullying in the school and trying to figure out what is going on with that, Liane raises a huge issue: do children act out what they have learned or do they act out simply because that’s in their nature? She also shows how intelligent children are (regardless of age), how in tune they are to what is happening around them, and how they act out what they don’t always understand but feel (rage).

    While there is a murder and an investigation, Liane also shows the dynamics between step families, the importance of having good relationships with ex-spouses for the sake of their children, the importance of having a support group, the need for therapy when it’s necessary, and most of all-that not all battered women live in the ghetto and are uneducated and in a dead end relationship.

    Domestic violence awareness is such an important topic for me, as I have worked with families impacted by abuse-especially the children who do hide, keep secrets, clean the blood soaked floors, and learn unhealthy ways to be in a relationship. If there is anything I hope anyone walks away with: aside from this being a brilliantly written book, is that as culture-we need to stand up for those who don’t have a voice, have lost their voice, and/or don’t know what to do.

    It's a fantastic book that is a must read for everyone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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