#BookReview: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

What’s it about?

Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal…

A murder…a tragic accident…or just parents behaving badly?

What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what?



My thoughts

I’ve read one other of Liane Moriarty’s books before (The Husband’s Secret) and remember thinking that what’s between the covers was a lot darker and had more depth to it than what you’d expect from just the cover.  Same again here and I ‘m not gonna lie, I was totally drawn to this book because of the recent TV adaptation!

The book’s format isn’t going to be to everyone’s taste in that the chapters are interspersed with a reporter’s interviewees responses but I liked it and thought it added to the tension and suspense of what was really going on! WHO’S DEAD AND WHO DID IT? Right from the outset we don’t know the answer to either so that really drew me in but by god did it also frustrate me but I tell you what it made me read quicker 🙂

I liked the way this book explored the darker side of everyday life; playground mums (and some dads), school bullying that’s not just the between the students but with this black comedic twist and so much misdirection.

Surprising to find that all of the 3 main women characters are likeable, it’s the majority of the others you’ll have issues with.  I’m now looking forward to being able to watch the TV show somehow because it looks to have been perfectly cast.

Book links: Goodreads | Waterstones | Amazon

Author links: Facebook | Website

Small print for info
Source: ARC – many thanks!
No of pages: 460
Publisher: Penguin


  1. 4th July 2017 / 11:44 am

    I have this one laying around in my bookcase, but haven’t gotten round to reading it yet. It definitely sounds like an interesting book!

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