The #1 New York Times bestseller that Entertainment Weekly called “a surefire hit.”
NOW AN EMMY-WINNING HBO® LIMITED SERIES STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON, NICOLE KIDMAN, SHAILENE WOODLEY, ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD, LAURA DERN, ADAM SCOTT, AND ZOË KRAVITZ FROM THE DIRECTOR OF WILD AND DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, JEAN-MARC VALLÉE, AND WRITER DAVID E. KELLEY
Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal...
A murder...a tragic accident...or just parents behaving badly?
What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what?
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.
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, July 2014: What is it about Liane Moriarty’s books that makes them so irresistible? They’re just classic “domestic” novels about marriage, motherhood, and modern upper-middle-class family life, after all. And despite the fact that Big Little Lies is Moriarty’s sixth adult novel (and it comes decades after the grandmother of this kind of thing, Bridget Jones’ Diary), it is remarkably new and fresh and winning Set in an Australian suburb, Big Little Lies focuses on three women, all of whom have children at the same preschool. One is a great beauty married to a fabulously rich businessman; they have a “perfect” set of twins. One is the can-do mom who can put together a mean pre-school art project but can’t prevent her teenage daughter from preferring her divorced dad. The third is a withdrawn, single mother who doesn’t quite fit in. Right from the start--thanks to a modern “Greek chorus” that narrates the action--we know that someone is going to end up dead. The questions are who and how. Miraculously, Moriarty keeps this high concept plot aloft, largely because she infuses it with such wit and heart. She also knows not to overplay the message she’s sending: that we all tell lies--to each other and, more importantly, to ourselves. --Sara NelsonAbout the Author:
Liane Moriarty is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Truly Madly Guilty, Big Little Lies, The Husband’s Secret, The Hypnotist’s Love Story, and What Alice Forgot. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. ** The number one bestseller Big Little Lies is now a highly anticipated HBO series starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Alexander Skarsgard and Shailene Woodey **Perfect family, perfect house, perfect life; Jane, Madeline and Celeste have it all . . . or do they? They are about to find out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control. From the author of Truly Madly Guilty and The Husband s Secret comes a novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.Jane hasn t lived anywhere for 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 coastal town of Pirriwee has pulled her to its shores and Jane feels as if she finally belongs. She finds friends in the feisty Madeline and the incredibly beautiful Celeste, two women with seemingly perfect lives - and their own secrets. But at the start of a new term, an incident involving the children of all three women occurs in the playground, causing a rift between them and other parents. Minor at first but escalating fast, until the whispers and rumours become vicious and spiteful, and the truths blur into lies.It was always going to end in tears, but no one thought it would end in murder . . . Brilliant, stand-out, superbly clever. Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly Sunday Express Blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal. A tense page-turning story . . . a great read Mail on Sunday Blending romance, comedy and mystery, this is a wonderful book - full of brains, guts and heart Sunday Mirror Tolls a warning bell about the big little lies we tell to survive Washington Post A fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly Entertainment Weekly. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9781405916363
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Big Little Lies makes the PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR ANYONE YET TO DISCOVER the NO.1 BESTSELLING novel behind the EMMY AWARD WINNING HBO TV series.Perfect families, perfect houses, perfect lives.Three mothers, Jane, Madeline and Celeste appear to have it all . . . but do they? They are about to find out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control.-------------------------- Blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal. A tense, page-turning story . . . a great read Mail on SundaySingle mum Jane has just moved to town. She s got her little boy in tow - plus a secret she s been carrying for five years.On the first day of the school run she meets Madeline - a force to be reckoned with, who remembers everything and forgives no one - and Celeste, the kind beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare, but is inexplicably ill at ease. They both take Jane under their wing - while careful to keep their own secrets under wraps.But a minor incident involving the children of all three women rapidly escalates: playground whispers become spiteful rumours until no one can tell the truth from the lies. It was always going to end in tears, but how did it end in murder?-------------------------- Blending romance, comedy and mystery, this is a wonderful book - full of brains, guts and heart Sunday Mirror A hell of a good book. Funny and scary Stephen King Brilliant, standout, superbly clever. Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly Sunday Express. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9781405916363
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty, This book was formerly published as Little lies. Liane Moriarty, million copy selling author of The Husband's Secret brings us another addictive story of secrets and scandal. 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.Praise for Big Little Lies: "Absolutely brilliant, even better than The Husband's Secret. Loved it. Liane Moriarty has that rare Anne Tyler thing of being able to make fun of people while clearly having compassion for them." (Louise Candlish, Sunday Times bestselling author of Since I Don't Have You). "The author of last year's bestseller, The Husband's Secret, is back with another sure-fire hit. Unputdownable." (The Sun on Sunday). "It's not often that a book about murder mingled with domestic and sexual violence has you howling with laughter, but Moriarty pulls it off here.Her ironic turn of phrases infuses even poignant moments with humour. Blending romance, comedy and mystery, this is a wonderful book - full of brains, guts and heart." (The Sunday Mirror). "It's easy to get stuck into this book, thanks to neat plotting that keeps you guessing. Just dive right in because this book slips down as easily as a strawberry souffle." (Irish Independent). "A brilliantly plotted story with characters to care for who kept me reading, utterly gripped." (Woman and Home Magazine'). "Here at Company HQ we're all obsessed with Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. This juicy seaside-town murder mystery will be one of the biggest books this autumn." (Company Magazine). "This fantastically written story, with its little clues casually dropped in along the way, will keep you guessing until the very end.Another compelling, funny and thought-provoking winner from Liane Moriarty. Do whatever you can to get your hands on a copy - it's brilliant." (Heat Magazine). "Take this page-turner on holiday with you - you won't be able to put it down!." (Closer Magazine). "A twisted thriller." (Now Magazine). "Another riveting thriller. Tackling difficult subjects with intelligence and humanity." (Hello Magazine). "A compelling summer read not to be missed." (OK Magazine). "This addictive new thriller from bestselling author Liane Moriarty weaves three stories together to a shocking and unpredictable climax." (Take A Break Magazine). Liane Moriarty is the author of six novels including Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story and The Husband's Secret, which was a million copy bestseller and won the most popular Richard and Judy book club title for the autumn 2013 book club. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter. Bookseller Inventory # B9781405916363