My first book review! Yay!
I have always been an avid reader but have gotten away from it the last few years so I figured doing book reviews on my blog would make me get back into reading again. Considering we’re only 14 days into the year, I would say it definitely has worked!I bought this book sometime last year and never got around to reading it. But once I saw it had become a TV show on HBO, I thought it was definitely time to read it! I always want to read books before I watch something based on them. I just feel like it makes watching it so much more worth it.
I was worried about the start of the book being slow because most mysteries are due to building the back story, but I was very wrong! The way Liane Moriarty builds the back story and weaves in clues makes this a page turner from the very beginning.
The story has 3 main characters. All of which are strong females who have varying troubled pasts.
Madeline is a bubbly, vivacious, and strong woman with three children. She is struggling with her oldest daughter’s new found relationship with her step mother so she leans on her two best friends, Celeste and Jane.
Celeste is the most beautiful woman in Pirriwee with a seemingly perfect life. She has two twin boys and an extremely wealthy husband. But their perfect life isn’t all that it seems.
Jane is a young single mother who just moved to Pirriwee. She comes across very plain at the beginning but you soon begin to learn she has a mysterious past.
The book circles around a trivia night at their kids school where someone ends up dead. Was it a murder? Was it an accident? Who is to blame? These are all questions that you have from the first few pages of the book! The chapters all include a section where you get to read part of the questioning of the investigation. This was something I really loved because it really kept reminding you of where this was all leading.
By the time the trivia night happened, I had it narrowed down to two people on who I thought would be killed. And I could not have been more wrong. Not only could I have not been more wrong, I also was completely shocked by the twist right before the person dies.
Big Little Lies has a brilliant take on the different relationships between parents and their children as well as parents and other parents. It also sheds light on the scandals in a small town and the little lies people tell themselves to make it through the day. This story, so perfectly woven together, definitely kept me interested throughout the entire story. I enjoyed that there was comedy, a little romance, and such a good mystery! If you are into murder mysteries, it is definitely one worth checking out. You can get it HERE.
Let me know if you have any questions over this book!