Book of the Week / 20

Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing well! I am back for another book review! It is the last one in my pile by Liane Moriarty. This weeks book (which is also a TV show now) is:
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
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This book is mainly based around 3 women and their lives, and the lives around them.
The first one in Madeline. She’s friendly, funny and passionate. She is extremely frustrated when her ex-husband and his new wife move to her beachside town, with their daughter attending the same school as Madeline’s youngest daughter. Along with this, Madeline’s oldest daughter is at a difficult age and is choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her, even though he left them years ago.
The second is Celeste. One of Madeline’s best friends. She is beautiful and kind and has twin boys with her ‘perfect’ husband. Their twins have just started school, along with Madeline’s daughter, and it seems that Celest and her husband have become King and Queen of the school parents. You’ll soon find out futher in the book that they’re not so perfect.
Last, but not least, Jane. New to the beachside town and single mother to one son, starting his fist year of school with the others. Jane is a very young Mum, and secretly is quite sad and down as she has doubts about her son. One day Jane meets Madeline and Celeste, and they both take her under their wings, and this is where the story begins.
This book is all about wifes, ex-husbands, single motherhood, daughters, sons, schoolyard drama and dangerous little lies.
Once you learn a bit about each character the story becomes easier to understand. I find that Liane’s books are always based around 3 different characters with a story around them. It was a decent read and a lot happened, but I thought it would have been a bit more exciting. The biggest party of the book was really hyped up, but in the end wasn’t that great. There was a death involved, but you’ll have to read the book yourself to find out who it was! I was sad about the death, to be honest.
Reading this has made me want to watch the TV show as I have never seen it. I liked this book, but I didn’t love it. I think I am going to have a break from Liane Moriarty for a while. My next read is ‘Cross Her Heart’ by Sarah Pinborough.
I give this book a 7/10
The genre of this one is fiction, mystery, contemporary, womens fiction and adult.
Thanks for reading my review! If you have read this one, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below! Don’t be afraid to get involved in discussion.
Chelsea x


  1. rioribaya

    Thanks for this honest review, Chelsea! Now, I won’t feel bad not reading the book. I usually try to read the shows that I really like.

    But you should see the HBO show, really worth it. 🙂 By the sound of it, seems like the screenplay was loyal to the original manuscript but the execution was just superb. The side characters also have really nice backstories too. I love the message it’s sending about women empowerment and how motherhood is the ultimate practice of feminism that you can instill with your children, especially sons.

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