REVIEW – Little Lies by Liane Moriarty


Title – Little Lies (Big Little Lies in some countries)
Author – Liane Moriarty
Publication date – July 31st 2014 (UK)
Genre – Mystery (it’s really hard to put this book into one genre)
Rating – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

UK cover

UK cover

Jane hasn’t lived anywhere longer than six months since her son was born five years ago. She keeps moving in an attempt to escape her past. Now the idyllic seaside town of Pirriwee has pulled her to its shores and Jane finally feels like she belongs. She has friends in the feisty Madeline and the incredibly beautiful Celeste – two women with seemingly perfect lives . . . and their own secrets behind closed doors.

But then a small incident involving the children of all three women occurs in the playground causing a rift between them and the other parents of the school. Minor at first but escalating fast, until whispers and rumours become vicious and spiteful. It was always going to end in tears, but no one thought it would end in murder . . .

– Amazon description

NOTE – I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

This book was absolutely amazing! Words can’t really describe how incredible this book was though I will try.

The book starts off in the present time in the point of view of a neighbour who witnesses the big incident that the plot resolves around and then switches to flashbacks from a variety of characters.

The book is mainly in the point of view of three characters, Jane, Celeste and Madeleine. They all were really well-developed, complex and interesting people who I really connected with. They were really believable and their frendship was really nice to read about. I didn’t think reading about the day-to-day lives of three people could be so engaging but it was. 

The big mystery aspect was really intriguing especially the small excerpts of some sort of interview at the end of the chapters. I found myself really invested in the fate of the characters and I really enjoyed it. It had some really funny parts that lightened the serious atmosphere of some of the chapters.

The plot had a lot of twists and turn and I just found it to be a really amazing mystery novel that kept me gripped throughout. Even when I put the book down to do other things I found myself thinking about the book and always ended up picking it right back up again, it was so engrossing and left me wanting more.

The ending was perfect for the story and especially for the character development of characters and I liked how it was resolved but sort of left room for your own interpretation. I’d definitely recommend this book to anybody and everybody and am probably going to steal my sisters copy of The Husband’s Secret soon.



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