Big Little Lies Book Cover Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

Review – I know this book has been made into a TV show, but i have not watched an episode of it at all. I can say this book is truly phenomenal, a look into some women’s lives and how what is on the surface may appear to many to be perfect and serene, sometimes  what is underneath the surface never matches the what people see. I found the book very engaging, i could not put it down and seeing as how it is a few hundred pages (460) it certainly did not feel as many pages. This book is very funny in stages but it is oh so incredibly smart as well. Do not take my review lightly when i say read this book, what i mean is read this book, look at how these women interact with each other, their spouses and themselves and finish the story knowing you have read something truly amazing. Only no that i have read the book do i feel i can watch the show