Monday, August 25, 2014

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

What can I say? I absolutely loved this book! Moriarty keeps the reader engrossed with her effortless prose and gossipy passages which introduce the reader to more characters and provides just enough foreshadowing to keep them intrigued. And it is so believable! She then takes the reader back in time to sort out all of the events which lead up to the big event, the murder. The witnesses’ descriptions of what exactly happened on the Trivia Night are amazingly comedic and distorted. There are three sides to every story; mine, yours, and the truth.

The characters are so varied and layered - she encompasses all types of mums and personalities. Many of these characters exhibit the type of schoolyard behaviours other characters' children are accused of (cruelty and bullying). Each character is also hiding something be it a personality trait, or a deeper, darker secret.

I highly recommend this book - a really fun read!

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