Big Little Lies (Paperback)
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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 07/05/2015
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'Blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal. A tense, page-turning story... a great read.' - Mail on Sunday

Discover the number one bestselling novel behind the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO TV series. And get ready for the highly-anticipated second series of Big Little Lies by reading the book first.

Perfect families, perfect houses, perfect lives. Three mothers, Jane, Madeline and Celeste appear to have it all... but do they? They are about to find out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control.

Single mum Jane has just moved to town. She's got her little boy in tow - plus a secret she's been carrying for five years. On the first day of the school run she meets Madeline - a force to be reckoned with, who remembers everything and forgives no one - and Celeste, the kind beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare, but is inexplicably ill at ease.

They both take Jane under their wing - while careful to keep their own secrets under wraps. But a minor incident involving the children of all three women rapidly escalates: playground whispers become spiteful rumours until no one can tell the truth from the lies. It was always going to end in tears, but how did it end in murder?

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405916363
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 341 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A hell of a good book. Funny and scary.' - Stephen King

'Brilliant, standout, superbly clever. Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly.' - Sunday Express

'A nuanced psychological study of the elements of motherly and matrimonial behaviour.' - The Sunday Times

'Staggeringly brilliant... literally unputdownable.' - Sophie Hannah

'Absolutely brilliant, even better than The Husband's Secret. Loved it. Liane Moriarty has that rare Anne Tyler thing of being able to make fun of people while clearly having compassion for them.' - Louise Candlish, The Sunday Times

'Tolls a warning bell about the big little lies we tell to survive.' - The Washington Post

'Blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal. A tense, page-turning story... a great read.' - The Mail on Sunday

'Fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly.' - Entertainment Weekly

'The author of last year's bestseller, The Husband's Secret, is back with another sure-fire hit. Unputdownable.' - The Sun on Sunday

'It's not often that a book about murder mingled with domestic and sexual violence has you howling with laughter, but Moriarty pulls it off here ... Her ironic turn of phrases infuses even poignant moments with humour. Blending romance, comedy and mystery, this is a wonderful book - full of brains, guts and heart.' - The Sunday Mirror

'Moriarty is happy to thread a thin line between mummy lit and fluffy thriller. It's easy to get stuck into this book, thanks to neat plotting that keeps you guessing. Just dive right in because this book slips down as easily as a strawberry souffle.' - The Irish Independent

'A brilliantly plotted story with characters to care for who kept me reading, utterly gripped.' - Woman and Home Magazine

'Here at Company HQ we're all obsessed with Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. This juicy seaside-town murder mystery will be one of the biggest books this autumn.' - Company Magazine

'This fantastically written story, with its little clues casually dropped in along the way, will keep you guessing until the very end ... Another compelling, funny and thought-provoking winner from Liane Moriarty. Do whatever you can to get your hands on a copy - it's brilliant.' - Heat Magazine

'Take this page-turner on holiday with you - you won't be able to put it down!' - Closer Magazine

'A twisted thriller' - Now Magazine

'Another riveting thriller. Tackling difficult subjects with intelligence and humanity.' - Hello Magazine

'A compelling summer read not to be missed.' - OK Magazine

'This addictive new thriller from bestselling author Liane Moriarty weaves three stories together to a shocking and unpredictable climax.' - Take A Break Magazine

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“Another brilliant read”

I have really enjoyed all of Leane Moriarty's novels. She has become one of my favorite authors along with Diane Chamberlain and Dorothy Koomson,
This novel follows three main families and the complex stories... More

Paperback edition
5th October 2015
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“Mostly liked it...”

While I enjoyed reading this book, I wasn't over-enamoured with its structure. Each chapter was started with "quotes" from various minor characters, commenting on various titbits of gossip or events or... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
30th November 2015
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“Behind closed doors”

I am so happy that I discovered Liane Moriarty! I knew she would become a favourite when I read 'The Husband's Secret' and 'Big Little Lies' was even better. Set in a small town, the story... More

Paperback edition
28th March 2015
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