Big Little Lies–Book Review

Hello all! Just finished Liane Moriarty’s book, Big Little Lies and so I am going to share all my thoughts and insights about the book!

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Perfect families, perfect houses, perfect lives.

Three mothers, Jane, Madeline and Celeste appear to have it all, until they find out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control . . .

Single mum Jane has just moved to town. She’s got her little boy in tow – plus a secret she’s been carrying for five years.

On the first day of the school run she meets Madeline – a force to be reckoned with, who remembers everything and forgives no one – and Celeste, the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare, but is inexplicably ill at ease.

They both take Jane under their wing – while careful to keep their own secrets under wraps.

But a minor incident involving the children of all three women rapidly escalates: playground whispers become spiteful rumours until no one can tell the truth from the lies . . .

It was always going to end in tears, but how did it end in murder?

  • Print Length: 460 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 01 edition (July 31, 2014)
  • Publication Date: July 31, 2014
  • Genre: Domestic Abuse/Heist crime

Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of seven internationally best-selling novels: Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and the number 1 New York Times bestsellers: The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty. Her books have been translated into over forty languages and read by more than 14 million people worldwide.

Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty both debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list – the first time this has been achieved by an Australian. Big Little Lies was adapted into a multiple award-winning HBO series starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who have also optioned the film rights for Truly Madly Guilty. Truly Madly Guilty has sold over 1 million copies in the US alone.

Her new novel, Nine Perfect Strangers is due for release in November 2018.

Liane lives in Sydney, Australia, together with her husband, son, daughter and Labrador. You can find out more at and

I have wanted to read this book for a long time and finally got this book at a book store (very long time ago before the virus) and was meaning to read it and finally got the chance!!!!

Jane Chapman, a single mother moves to Piriwee with her son. Ziggy. She also has been keeping a secret for the past year. She befriends two mothers–Madeline who is funny and loyal and Celeste who is a bit serious also having a secret of her own. An incident at the kindergarten changes every thing.

I am sure some of you must have read this book but I will just tell you my opinion.

  • Like The Husband’s Secret, I really enjoyed reading this book. It was funny (particularly Madeline’s parts) that there were some parts where you burst out laughing and also well written. Moriarty knows how to make the reader engage into the story and kudos for her making that! I got really hooked into the story.
  • The story itself is realistic–domestic abuse faced by Celeste though she and her husband Perry act out in public as if they are one happy couple. Or the almost rape that Jane experienced before she had Ziggy, which had tormented her for five years, the school’s petition and the small community in general, they all seemed to be realistic.
  • Many of the characters here are likable, particularly Madeline–she was funny, witty and very very loyal to her friends, particularly towards Jane.
  • There were about eighty chapters but each chapters are not very long!
  • I am not going to put too much spoilers in the book, but I like how Madeline is struggling with the relationship with her teenage daughter Abigail.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and worth five stars!

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