Book review – Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty

Rating: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ stars

Over the holiday weekend I finished a great book, Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty. I had seen this book recommended a lot on social media, and with great curiousity I checked the book out from my local library. I was immediately drawn into the curious lives of the people living on Pirriwee Peninsula in Australia. New in town Jane with misunderstood son Ziggy, Madeline with her blended family, and Celeste and her rambunctious twins form unlikely friendships with each other while navigating through the drama of kindergarten. The women find that they need their friendships even more as petitions start circulating for Ziggy’s removal from school. Before anything can be resolved secrets about everyone come to light and change the sleepy town of Pirriwee forever. Throw in an accidental homicide and Big Little Lies lives up to the hype surrounding this novel. Although this novel is over 450 pages it reads like a 300 page book with it’s fast-paced dialogue and action.

Recommendation: I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed The Invention of Wings by Susan Monk Kidd and The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel.

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