Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

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Big Little Lies 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 505 reviews.
Livanlearn More than 1 year ago
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.
quaintinns More than 1 year ago
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.
Supervixen More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Relatable, and the ending's twist had me audibly saying, "OHHH MY GOD!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moriarty strikes again with a gripping story that insists you take a closer look at all relationships...
SGMomma More than 1 year ago
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,'s all there and so true.  I enjoyed every page and so will you.
jessrobs More than 1 year ago
Wow. Hooks you right away and you will NOT be able to put it down..... Just  read it!
GoABraves More than 1 year ago
 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! Read it in one sitting, could not put it down.
wldflur More than 1 year ago
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.
camilledimaio More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Very twisty interesting story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have given this book 4 stars but the thing is i was able to predict the plot twists a mile away. With that being said the author was wonderful in her delivery and the writing I'd say is about good-average all in all it was a good book don't think I'd read another of this authors books because it's not my personal genre however I do not feel like I'm being biased in saying the book was predictable to someone who is an avid reader. Hope this helps
jcb45 More than 1 year ago
Very light read. Sympathetic, but believable characters. Suspected the outcome but still had a twist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
jpcoggins More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book!  Not at all what I expected, which made it even more fun!  I first read "What Alice Forgot" by Liane Moriarty and was enchanted with her entertaining style of storytelling.  I've read most of her other books too, but this one approaches her Alice book in cleverness, if not exceeding it!  The tease about the book on the cover implies this book will be a soap opera about parents of little children.  I found it to be much more complicated than that.  I am way past the age when I had children in kindergarten, so I was afraid this wouldn't appeal to me.  But the characters are funny, quirky, with increasing layers of depth and mystery.  The tension between all the ages was realistic!  Finally the ultimate mystery is clever and unsolvable until the very end.  I loved this book!
photodoc More than 1 year ago
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.
Pinky66 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my typical kind of format but i did enjoy reading it
BlowPop More than 1 year ago
I swear I tried to like this. Giving it a 2 star is me being generous. Only because of who died. Had they not died I would have put this into negative stars. I swear this book contributed to my indigestion. I honestly don't get the people who write that this is a humorous look at domestic violence. It's not. Domestic violence is NOT funny in any sense of the word. It had a good idea for starting. To have a murder/mystery told in little pieces at a time. But by the time we came TO it happening and WHY, I just didn't care any more. I just wanted to be over and done with this book. I don't advise buying this book. At all. Ever. But if you must...I can't stop you. Read the full review here:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dragged until last 100 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have to like this author's style of writing. Book didn't excite me. Kept me reading, but I think it seemed corny. I bought it because of the high review scores, but kept asking myself, what am I missing.
greg5 More than 1 year ago
An easy enjoyable read. A different plot style. Very realistic. It could describe any middle class suburb lifestyle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago