Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
I tend to stay away from adult thrillers (some murder mystery ones are too graphic) but I picked this one up kind of randomly and really enjoyed it.
I love trying to guess the twists of a thriller, I was able to guess the big one and a few small twists in the story and enjoyed the challenge.
The changing of POVS was okay, I enjoyed reading from the POV of each of the mothers but it this time around it would have been fun to read from the husbands or even the children.
I recommend checking out this novel if you enjoy thrillers and murder mysteries
Four Stars Out of Five.