Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/05/2015
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Big Little Lies
Behind closed doors
I am so happy that I discovered Liane Moriarty! I knew she would become a favourite when I read 'The Husband's Secret' and 'Big Little Lies' was even bette... READ MORE
Emma Smith at Bedford


'Blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal. A tense, page-turning story... a great read.' - The Mail on Sunday

Discover the number one bestselling novel behind the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO TV series. And get ready for the highly-anticipated second series of Big Little Lies by reading the book first.

Perfect families, perfect houses, perfect lives. Three mothers, Jane, Madeline and Celeste appear to have it all... but do they? They are about to 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 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?

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405916363
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Weight: 341g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm

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Big Little Lies
Another brilliant read
I have really enjoyed all of Leane Moriarty's novels. She has become one of my favorite authors along with Diane Chamberlain and Dorothy Koomson, This no... READ MORE
Big Little Lies
Mostly liked it...
While I enjoyed reading this book, I wasn't over-enamoured with its structure. Each chapter was started with "quotes" from various minor characters, comme... READ MORE
Big Little Lies
Suburban Angst
This is the first book I have read by Liane Moriarty and it won’t be the last. This is a classic suburban novel dealing with the hang-ups, over protectiven... READ MORE
Big Little Lies
Also a TV Series;
Jane, Madeline and Celeste come across as though they have the perfect life. Think again... Behind closed doors they each have a hidden dark secret that ma... READ MORE
Big Little Lies
All the jaw drops
This was my first read by Liane Moriarty and I'm fairly blown away by this book. BIG LITTLE LIES takes the ridiculousness of a bunch of mainly elitist mums... READ MORE
Micky - bookphenomena
Big Little Lies
Absolute favourite!
I can't recommend this book enough!! I've re-read it so many times and each time it makes me laugh, shiver and just smile. It has such a good plot line and... READ MORE
Evie Turle
Big Little Lies
Unexpectedly good
I thought this book would turn out to be over-rated but I can confirm it is appropriately rated. I loved the complexity of the characters especially Madeli... READ MORE
ashleigh  adams
Big Little Lies
I really enjoyed the characters in this book and amazing plot!!
Big Little Lies
I had previously seen the first series of the tv show, so when I spotted this book for sale in the supermarket I felt it was a good call as I already knew ... READ MORE