Saturday, October 25, 2014

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies
By Liane Moriarty
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2014. 460 pages. Mystery.

Who knew that kindergarten was so full of parent drama? While the children at Pirriwee School are learning their ABCs, the parents - especially good friends Madeline, Celeste, and Jane - find themselves embroiled in the politics and posturing of the parent groups. But when a school function suddenly turns deadly, the adults finally have to face the lies they've told themselves to feel secure.

This was a fabulous book that I just couldn't put down. Moriarty has created a wide array of interesting characters and situations that you want to know more about and she masterfully reveals layer upon layer of secrets until the truth is all revealed in the end. I think it was the styling of the book that really sold the whole story. The reader knows from the very beginning that someone has died and the narrative of events leading up to the fateful night is peppered with brief snippets of interviews from the time of the tragedy. Really well written and wholly enjoyable. Other than some strong language, the book was a clean read.

JH

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