Big Little Lies (Paperback)Liane Moriarty (author)
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Perfect family, perfect house, perfect life; Jane, Madeline and Celeste have it all ...or do they?
They are about to find out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control. From the author of Truly Madly Guilty and The Husband's Secret comes a novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.
Jane hasn't lived anywhere for longer than six months since her son was born five years ago. She keeps moving in an attempt to escape her past. Now the idyllic coastal town of Pirriwee has pulled her to its shores and Jane feels as if she finally belongs. She finds friends in the feisty Madeline and the incredibly beautiful Celeste, two women with seemingly perfect lives - and their own secrets. But at the start of a new term, an incident involving the children of all three women occurs in the playground, causing a rift between them and other parents. Minor at first but escalating fast, until the whispers and rumours become vicious and spiteful, and the truths blur into lies.
It was always going to end in tears, but no one thought it would end in murder...
'Brilliant, stand-out, 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
'Blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal. A tense page-turning story ...a great read.' - The Mail on Sunday
'Staggeringly brilliant ...literally unputdownable.' - Sophie Hannah
'Blending romance, comedy and mystery, this is a wonderful book - full of brains, guts and heart.' - The Sunday Mirror
'Tolls a warning bell about the big little lies we tell to survive.' - Washington Post
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 341 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
Edition: Media tie-in
The number one bestseller Big Little Lies is now a HBO series starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Alexander Skarsgard and Shailene Woodey
Perfect family, perfect house, perfect life; Jane, Madeline and Celeste have it all . . . or do they? They are about to find out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control * from the publisher's description *
Every single one of her books is a great read * E! Online *
An exceptional novel about murder and domestic and sexual violence that somehow defies expectation and remains upbeat. Twisty and unexpected, it's both comical and mysterious * Adele Parks, Big Issue *
A delicious novel, with secrets - and lies - scattered throughout its idyllic community like poisonous candy sprinkles on a cupcake -- Eve Chase, bestselling author of The Glass House
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, Sunday Times bestselling author of SINCE I DON'T HAVE YOU *
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 *
It all reads terrifyingly real, with the viciousness of the women at the school gates and the hell they can make each others' lives. It's a fine book * The Sunday Sport *
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 * 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 *
It's a hell of a good book. Funny and scary. She nails the feuding moms. -- Stephen King
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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,
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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
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