Book Review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Book Big Little Lies Author Liane Moriarty


Published July 29th, 2014 by Berkley 

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 mum Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbours secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realises 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.

My Review

Started On – February 23rd, 2017

Finished On – February 23rd, 2017

Oh my God. I just finished big little lies and I love it so so so so much. I was so glad when I got to the final page and sad at the same time I had to say goodbye.


The stories in this book are so powerful and pack quite the emotional punch. You know no matter how easy someone’s life seems, in private they still have tough struggles they are facing. It’s so easy to judge people you know, so easy to flock to people who seem to have it all together when in actuality they don’t have it all together.

When it comes to kids it’s super hard, but one thing I know about kids, if you keep insisting and asking one way or the other they will reveal the truth, that’s the beauty about them. If you know the right buttons to push. Like this book painted the picture perfectly about life as a parent, having kids are wonderful but could also be draining.

I love it.

Me being the detective already started putting the pieces together of the mystery apart from the murder, I couldn’t tell who was dead or who do it, I’m not surprised about the dead person, but my mind also didn’t really think about the person who died actually being the dead person. If that makes sense.

Then the kids, I knew who did it. I knew the bully, it started making sense about halfway. It just made sense.

I love it when an author actually succeeds in making me change my feelings of negativity about characters into one of compassion and understanding.

This book blew, it exceeded my expectations, I was just so so so good and I’m just glad I finally read it. I can’t wait to read more Liane Moriarty.


What prompted me to give this book another go is the  TV series. The first episode just aired this Sunday on HBO and it was wonderful. Good actresses playing the roles, I mean Nicole Kidman as Celeste, Reese Witherspoon as MacKenzie and Shailene Woodley as Jane equals to the perfect cast. There are other actors and actresses I recognised but I do not know their names, this is one book to check out and series to definitely be on your tbw list (to be watched lol)

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10 thoughts on “Book Review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

    • The cover is truly something, I also wonder how they blow up things this way, it’s so beautiful, beautiful chaos. Thanks for the wonderful comments and yes it deserves to be read.

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    • I wondered why I haven’t been seeing your posts, but I wasn’t following you anymore, apologies, I followed you back now. Thanks for commenting Jasmine. This book is the kind of book you would read, not sexy and all that, and ay better than the last book i recommended.

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      • Hehe I’m glad you are following me back 😊 I have been doing a bad job at reading everyone’s reviews because I wanted to read & review more books. The books you recommended are good, just me being picky I guess. I think I saw a movie is being prepared for that book Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. So actually you recommended a good one 😁


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