Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that 'sharing is caring.' So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified.
And one parent is dead.
Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, school-yard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.
©2014 Liane Moriarty (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"A surefire hit ... The Aussie author of last year's runaway hit The Husband’s Secret comes back with another winning and wise novel that intertwines the lives of three women." (Entertainment Weekly)
Delightful story with all of the elements: mystery, comedy, suspense, and romance. Nicely structured and topical. The author has captured beautifully the antics of school parents.
i really loved this story. it was so well crafted, the characters engaging and I laughed, cried and inwardly screamed with anger and frustration. best of all I was not disappointed with the big reveal at the end. What more can you ask for.
the narration was well done and suited the tone if the story. i would happily listen to another book performed by Caroline Lee.
This was a story based on a group of mothers and the dramas in their lives related to being accepted in their social group. It began by portraying these women as being social butterflies but did develop a more interesting story line as the realities of their lives unfolded. It tackled issues such as violence in the home, bullying and the rather nasty discrimination of community members who condemned a child in a very public way based on the story of one child. The outcome seemed a bit over dramatic and I found it difficult to empathise with these modern mums but some of the characters were memorable. Perhaps a book for those who are mothers.
Touches on a lot of themes but didn't delve especially deeply into any of them. Which sounds like a bad review- but I really enjoyed this book. Very light reading without being completely vacuous chic lit which I hate. Recommend for holiday or mid week reading
This book delivers such delightful insight into human nature, foibles, strengths and weaknesses. The plot line is cleverly drawn, with unexpected twists and turns.
A recommended read. Five stars. It downloaded perfectly as one book.
It's not often that I find a book that doesn't ignore the reality of gender relationships whilst at the same time crafts complex characters and tells a great story.
The character development and story made for a real page turner. I also loved the way this writer knew how to write about women as people rather than stereotypes. It was refreshing to have a book that so seamlessly incorporates domestic violence into a dramatic thriller.
I would love for this book to be made into a movie.
The narration and story are outstanding.
None…its unique and wonderful.
I wish i could. I am going to have a book hangover with this one.
i can't say how much i loved this book..i want more.
I am a total audiobook addict! I travel quite a bit for work and listen to them while I drive. Always searching for a good author to follow
The narration by Caroline Lee is lovely to listen to, she narrates all of her books. The story was so well written and kept me waiting to find out what happened at the Trivia Night!!
I liked all of them but for different reasons. I found Jane's story very interesting
I liked the scene where Nathan tells Madeline what their daughters website is about! Don't want to say more and spoil it
I had a few giggles about how catty school mums can be. There are some very serious issues that are raised in this book that I didn't see coming, they didn't make me cry but it does make you think.
Another fantastic book from Liane! I have listened to all of her audiobooks and now I am just hungry for the next one. I got through this one so quickly. Every spare moment I was listening to it. It kept me on edge waiting to find out what happened at the trivia night. I was guessing through the book who I thought would be murdered and who did it! I must say that my guesses were wrong so I was surprised at the end.
I didn't think she could top "What Alice Forgot" I absolutely loved that book, but I loved this one just as much.
Now, hurry up and get the next one released please :)
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