Dangerous Little Lies | Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
I had the opportunity to join a book club that a friend was hosting and it was a blast. February was the first meeting, so we spent the time discussing what we wanted to read. It was book after book and they all sounded amazing. It took a while to pick what we would spend the next few weeks reading, but we did it. It was hard, but we did it.
Of course, I already finished it, but I couldn't help myself. This would not be my normal read, but I was sucked in. Keep reading for my review...
Title: Big Little Lies
By: Liane Moriarty
Genre: Contemporaneity Mystery
Release Date: July 29th, 2014
Summary from Goodreads: Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:
Madeline 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. Possible?).
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 pay.
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.
Review: The books starts off with the suggestion that someone has been murdered. What a way to draw you in to a story. We bounce back to a few months before the murder and find out some info about our characters. Around chapter 6 is when stuff gets good. At the kindergarten orientation, a little girl is attacked by another child. When her over bearing bitch of a mother asks her who did it, she blames poor little Ziggy. The whole book is one big poop show, with mothers at each others throat. Petitions to get Ziggy kicked out of school, and the truth that seems to be elusive, but what does this have to do with a murder you might ask?... You are going to have to read the book, because someone gets whats coming to them.
Loved this book. Gave it five stars and the bloggers choice award from Confessions of an ExBallerina.