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:
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.
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
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. @goodreads
Loved this book more after the show and a re/read
love how the three women became close friends. I loved how Madeline
took Jane and Ziggy in and was a truly great friend. And she's funny
has a husband and three kids, one of which she shares with her
ex-husband. She's not happy about any of this but it is what it is. And
it makes her a bit crazy which is understandable.
is a single mom to Ziggy whom she loves very much. Jane's has a sad
story too but I'm so glad she had so many great new friends to back her
Celeste is living in a world of lies but it all works out in the end
I don't care about the murder. I think it was well deserved and I don't care what anyone thinks about that statement. 😊
In the end it all comes down to great friends and taking care of one another.
Old 2015 Review
I first started this book I was confused and not sure I could get
through it because I checked out the audio version from my library.
But.. I soon got into it and starting learning about the characters and
fell in love with it. This book WILL be put on my Amazon wishlist to be
bought and read again!
I loved listening to these people's
lives. Each person had a sad story to tell, just regular life for most
people. I was so upset when little Ziggy was targeted as a bully when he
was not, and this in turn made people and children start bullying him! I
didn't think that was right. I was so glad to find out the real reason
behind all of that and to find out that Ziggy was a little trooper for
We all know the book starts out with a murder by the blurb
and anyone that has read the first of the book. But it doesn't say who
or what, it goes right into telling about the people involved on that
fateful night and their lives.
I was so shocked at the end. I
DID NOT see that one coming at all. It's not just about trying to figure
out who murdered who..whom? You think you might know what's going to
happen by the things being told about these stories of each woman's
life, but you just don't. There are several little surprises in the book
and a few people you would like to beat into a pulp.
thoroughly loved this book. I have to say this is the first book I have
read by this author but it's not going to the last if they are as good
as this one!