Big Little Lies

Kobo ebook | July 29, 2014

byLiane Moriarty

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Check out the #1 New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, called “a surefire hit” by Entertainment Weekly.

"The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town...are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee...[Moriarty] is a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly; even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking.” —Entertainment Weekly

"Reading one [of Liane Moriarty's novels] is a bit like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic... [BIG LITTLE LIES] is a fun, engaging and sometimes disturbing read” –USA Today


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.

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.




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Check out the #1 New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, called “a surefire hit” by Entertainment Weekly. "The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town...are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee...[Moriarty] is a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps betw...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 29, 2014Publisher:Penguin Group USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0698138635

ISBN - 13:9780698138636

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very gripping Really love this author. She tells great stories, with rounded real characters. This was a gripping story, and sad, and confusing, but all real, and grittier than usual for her. Very honest. Great read.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not her greatest It took me a long time to get through, not her best book.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well written Glad I read this.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE! I love this author, I just cannot get enough of her books. Her characters are engaging and funny and relatable and her stories always offer up a surprise that I never saw coming. If you haven't read anything by Liane Moriarty yet it is time to get started!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeps you reading! I love this author and have now read all of her books. This one certainly didn't dissapoint. Liane does such a good job at getting you to know and love her characters.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another hit Not her best, but when it's Moriarty that's still pretty awesome. Ifs similar to husbands secret. Love it
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Love this author
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great one Some readers have not enjoyed this book as much as the others by this author. However for me, Laine Moriarty has yet to disappoint! I love the way she writes, develops her story and it is easy to relate to her characters.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best, but still worth a read Although I couldn't put this book down, I would have to say compared to The Husband's Secret and Little Big Lies, this was not my favourite. Some of the character's plots were a little too dragged out and I was able to predict the "twist" quite early on. I love Liane though, and the book had some great moments. For any Liane Moriarty fans I would still recommend giving this one a chance! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great story loved the whole story
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Another one I could not put down! I love the way she writes and unknowingly draws you into her books!
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Moriarty is back ! I was very excited to receive an advance copy of this book and was not disappointed ! The first half had me guessing about what could possibly have happened at a suburban BBQ with 3 couples, 3 kids and a dog in attendance and the 2nd half made me wonder how I would have reacted to the 'incident'. If you have enjoyed Moriarty's previous books you will certainly enjoy this one too !
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put it down! Finished this book in less than 24 hours, great read! I can't wait to read more by this author!
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BIG LITTLE LIES I found this book to be an easy read. Amazing caractors. A really good mix of differet stories of different lives. All seperate and then all brought tother. I never thought that the ending would be what it was.
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Enjoyed the dynamics of the characters. The writing is great and character definitions are enticing.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow. Amazing. This is a well written, suspenseful novel that will keep you up late in the night reading just one more chapter. I feel sad that I have finished it! Single moms and married moms alike will find it especially interesting, but even if you don't have kids, the story will most definitely appeal to you.
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good beach reading This book catches your attention from the beginning. The playful way the author hooks you from page one keeps you wanting to read more. If you like a little chick lit for summer time beach reading this one is for you! I couldn't put it down!!
Date published: 2015-06-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No thanks I had put it away. The main character is a horrible judgemental person. I cannot stand people like that in real life, why would i want to read abouit too. Dont believe anyone that says its next Gone Girl. Slap those people causebth ey are wrong.
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gets better as it goes It takes some extra effort and getting in to, but if you stick with it you will be rewarded. Recommended to fans of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable, believable story!! The characters were real, the story was plausible, the author was able to get your feelings and thoughts involved, like wondering, what would I do if that harmed to me! I enjoyed it a lot!!
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a Great Read! I honestly didn't think I would finish reading this book so fast. I thought it would take me a week, but I couldn't put it down, and after a full day of reading I was almost done. The plot gets you completely hooked. It has 84 chapters, but they are mostly a couple pages each, and some are even a page. Liane has done a tremendous job with character development. This book itself isn't action packed or anything, but you see that how normal, everyday people react to different and realistic situations. She does such a great job of dialogue and description that you feel like you're witnessing each situation in front of your eyes. What I really liked is how she connects most of the characters together in such a clever and sensible way. The surprise and twists are the best part of of this novel. The last line of chapter 75 is definitely the climax of the book. I can definitely see myself reading this work again from time to time.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Little Lies The characters were so real I wanted to keep reading and learn more about them. I felt that. by the end of the book the I actually knew them and was hoping for a sequal even though I had never been a fan of sequals. The dialogue was real and the story believable. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who prefers D t
Date published: 2015-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big little lies Wow... great read once I started to read it I couldn't put it down, I look forward to reading another one of her books
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read for vacation! A very quick read and an engaging storyline. Some laugh out loud lines, combined with thought provoking anecdotes of what is you believe to be right and wrong when it comes to your children, your family and your friends. Overall, a light but interesting read!
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big Little Lies This was such a well crafted story of parents behaving badly on the school yard. It was witty and humourous and the "who done it" kept me guessing up until the end. I do have to say the the adult playground gossip was a bit juvenile and sometimes it irritated me and then sometimes I would laugh out loud. I loved the suspense build up and the police questioning snippets at at the end of each chapter - added some nice humour. The only reason I held back and couldn't give it 5 stars is because the "murder" wasn't as grand as I would have hoped. The author did such a great job building and building up the ending and then it just fell a bit flat to me. I was hoping for a juicier murder - If that makes sense. Other than that I loved it and was very entertained. This was my first novel by Moriarty, and can't wait to read more!
Date published: 2015-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as the The Husband's Secret I didn't enjoy this book nearly as much as The Husband's Secret. I think it was more because of the writing style than the story itself and I found it to be rather disjointed.
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great great great Really great read, character development was great and made me want to read more about these people I felt I knew. The novel was developed and interlaced so creatively, and it was truly captivating for the whole read.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big little lies This is very good book. The reader isquickly engrossed with the characters and heir personalities. There are some twists and drama. A good buildup to the conclusion.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great contemporary read A great contemporary novel that strikes a perfect balance between humour and darkness. It takes on serious issues, but doesn't take itself too seriously.
Date published: 2015-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big Little Lies This was my first book by Liane Moriarty. It was very good and interestingly written. It was a 'sort of Who dunnit' that raised not only that question, but also WHO got killed, which both questions were answered in the last 50 pages. It was fun to read (also very funny), and cleverly written. I will read her again.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big Little Lies This was such a well crafted story of parents behaving badly on the school yard. It was witty and humourous and the "who done it" kept me guessing up until the end. I do have to say the the adult playground gossip was a bit juvenile and sometimes it irritated me and then sometimes I would laugh out loud. I loved the suspense build up and the police questioning snippets at at the end of each chapter - added some nice humour. The only reason I held back and couldn't give it 5 stars is because the "murder" wasn't as grand as I would have hoped. The author did such a great job building and building up the ending and then it just fell a bit flat to me. I was hoping for a juicier murder - If that makes sense. Other than that I loved it and was very entertained. This was my first novel by Moriarty, and can't wait to read more!
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read, another favourite author ! This is my 1st book by this author and now I'm hooked ! Really good mystery element and a nice surprise revealed at the end.Loved the Australian aspect as well.Am presently reading "The Husbands Secret" , really enjoying it , reading it much too fast !Will be searching out more books by this author, Keep writing Liane !
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read!! I could not put this book down, I felt happy, sad, enraged, hurt, joyful and complete. Every emotion is depicted in this story. The style in which it written is brilliant.
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liar Liar...pants on fire. I loved this book...I read through this book like my butt was on fire. Being a working mom, it reminded me of the stay at home moms that used to mill around the school door, gossiping after the school bell had rung, summoning the students to class. It also reminded me, of the pecking order of the moms who ran the school...cupcake moms, hot dog day moms, fun day moms, the moms who always had a beef with the teachers and the principal. When my kids were in public school, I was a working mom, so I was looked at, with pity, by the stay at home moms. Being a working mom, I was deemed as a unfit mother...work was more important to me, I was labeled, and labeled as a mom who knew how to make cupcakes, but not fancy or creative cup cakes. The author captured too true to real life, the follies that go merrily around the home and school crowd. Loved the book...funny, good mystery and with the Canadian Gian Ghomeshi scandal full steam ahead, totally relevant.
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this author Whenever I see a new book written by Liane Moriarty i get totally excited to read it. Sadly for the first little bit of this one I thought I was going to be disappointed however the further I got into it the better it became and by the end I was fairly happy about it.
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Calamity I've come to rather enjoy books by this author. This latest was a wonderful surprise. The characters are well developed and flawed. Each harbours their own secret and/or big little lie. The book flashes between a series of narrators, and also a police investigation and media interview regarding a death at the parent trivia night at a school. There are some serious twists and turns I did not foresee. The author doesn't surprise with the twists out of the blue, in hindsight I might have imagined them coming, but didn't and that made it all the more interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed this read and would recommend it.
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Little Lies I loved this book.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast, fun read with serious topic Three women bond at their kid's kindergarten orientation. A murder happens at the trivia night fund raiser. Everyone has secrets....
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommend! Good read! Such a shocking twist!
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Little Lies Interesting... A different kind of read that I'm used to... But I could see this turning into a movie. B-)
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from definitely holds your interest I really liked this book, which totally surprised me because I thought it would be rather mundane and obvious but I certainly looked forward to getting back to the book and was totally hooked on who would be dead at the end of the story. Definitely a great "take away on vacation book".
Date published: 2014-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addictive! I am not normally one who would write a review, but I absolutely loved this book! I practically read it in one day because I was just so curious to see what happened next. Moriarty writes the book in a really interesting manner that leaves you trying to discover all the stories of each character. Seriously. A great read that I never would have initially thought to pick up. Give it a shot - you won't regret it!
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bit more than just a light, summer read... I received a free copy of this book from the publisher and I was expecting a light, quick read. This book is so much more than that. It deals with some very serious issues! The author does a great job of pulling you into the book by starting with a death. You know that someone dies, but you don't know who or how until almost the end of the book. There are some lighthearted moments, regular every day life kinds of things that make you laugh out loud, but overall, I would say this book is more serious than funny. I really enjoy this author's books and hope she writes many more.
Date published: 2014-07-07