I picked up this book at my local bookstore for only $1! Even though this wouldn’t be my first choice, I couldn’t leave it there for a price like that. I had heard great things about this book, but still, it didn’t really appeal to me. It sounded like a typical chick-lit, which isn’t really for me most of the time.
But after I picked it up and started reading it, I couldn’t even begin to understand how WRONG I was.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty is mainly about Madeline, Celeste and Jane (who is new to town). They all have kids entering kindergarten in the same year. Even though the three of them are very different, they find ways to connect to each other. They all have their own problems they’re trying to get through. As if that wasn’t enough, a murder takes place in town. You, as the reader, has no idea who this is. This story takes you through all sorts of twists and turns to figure out who died and what happened.

This is probably the most ‘real’ I’ve read in a while. I related with some characteristics of the characters and could feel what they were going through. I could understand their struggles and problems. Not all marriages and relationships are perfect, and this is a book that perfectly describes this. Besides sexual and verbal abuse, this book also talks about the importance of friendship, insecurity and the media society we live in. It opened my eyes to several things, in a good way.

The writing was absolutely amazing. It was honest, detailed, multi-sided and captivating. It made all sorts of outcomes possible and therefore, made me guessing right up until the end.

Personally, I think I identify most with Jane. Some of the things she’s going through mentally, I’ve suffered from myself as well. Celeste and Madeline were also very likable. While reading this you almost feel like you’re a part of their friend group.

I love this book. I love it. It exceeded all my expectations. Even though this isn’t your typical thriller with a homicide detective looking for the killer, it is still very compelling. A murder takes place, but the writer still manages to keep it light at places, it even made me laugh out loud a few times. In my opinion, this is a must-read. I am definitely going to check out more books by Moriarty! I’m also thrilled to see the TV Show that aired this year!

I’d almost go back to my book store to give them another $10.

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4 comments on “Big Little Lies – Book Review”

  1. Did you watch the TV adaptation on Sky Atlantic? It was amazing! I saw the book today in Sainsbury’s and was tempted but I decided I have other books to read right now and I knew the ending anyway! Glad to hear it was so good!

    • I have not yet, actually. I really do want to watch it! Have quite high expectations!
      Yeah I understand, book or tv show/movie first, always a tough choice!

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