*Published as BIG LITTLE LIES in Australia and the United States*
Liane Moriarty, million copy selling author of The Husband’s Secret brings us another addictive story of secrets and scandal.
Jane hasn’t lived anywhere 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 seaside town of Pirriwee has pulled her to its shores and Jane finally feels like she belongs. She has friends in the feisty Madeline and the incredibly beautiful Celeste – two women with seemingly perfect lives . . . and their own secrets behind closed doors.
But then a small incident involving the children of all three women occurs in the playground causing a rift between them and the other parents of the school. Minor at first but escalating fast, until whispers and rumours become vicious and spiteful. It was always going to end in tears, but no one thought it would end in murder….
Firstly a huge thank you to Katie at penguin for asking if I would like to review this book ..I excitedly said yes and unwrapped my package the very next day. Enclosed with the book was a floral headband and I tweeted my pic wearing this .
I have read 2 of Lianes previous books what alice forgot and the husbands secret and I loved them both and immediately found a incredible writing style.
So I was very chuffed to be able to read and share my review on it.
I read this in 2 days I think it would have been less if I hadn’t had other commitments !
Immodestly we know there’s a murder and we know when it’s happened .The story then starts in the past leading up to this night.
I was hooked ,couldn’t put it down. The writing style was clever and different keeping the story fresh .
It deals with some serious issues and this will connect to may women and parents reading this .
It covers domestic violence which I have openly spoke about my own experience. It shows how it can happen to anyone ,even the mum in the playground who can afford the latest designer dress.
There’s a single mum who is immediately alienated and singled out.
Its a thought provoking emotive brilliant read and it shows how indeed LITTLE LIES can land in big trouble.
This is published 31st July 2014