Big Little Lies

by Liane Moriarty | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0425274861 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 8/6/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, August 06, 2016
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?

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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 11, 2017
This was one of those books that just begged for me to keep reading it. I have read - & enjoyed - a couple of Liane Moriarty's books before & this one follows the same sort of format as "Three Wishes", a format I had particularly liked.

Anyone with children will know what horrors can lurk at the school gates, say/do/wear the wrong thing & your child may pay the price - a social minefield that this tale takes to the nth degree. Friendships are formed & enemies made as grudges, gossip & misunderstandings result in the mums taking sides.

The story follows the events of the preceding six months up to the fatal "Trivia Night". We know it's fatal from the opening chapter but of course who, why, how etc is a mystery at this point! The snippets from parents & teachers at the function are gossipy, amusing & show how people can have totally different perspectives on the same incident.

The story centres round Madeline, Celeste & Jane & all three were appealing to read about in their own ways. From the tone of the first chapter I was expecting a lighter read & despite the subjects of bullying & abuse being key to the story, it's still a surprisingly amusing tale. I don't mean that the author is flippant about the subjects, she certainly isn't but she manages to weave the darker & lighter aspects deftly together to make an entertaining story that will have you running the gamut of emotions. It makes you realise that you never know what goes on in someone else's marriage & what secrets they may be keeping - loved it!

Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at St Vincent's in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 22, 2018

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