Last year I greatly enjoyed The Secret of My Husband by Liane Moriarty. I thought it was a wonderful book. I was immediately very excited about Moriarty’s new book Big Little Lies.
About review big little lies from Liane Moriarty
Large, small lies take place on and around the Pirriwee Public primary school in a picturesque Australian seaside resort. Jane is a young single mother who has just come to live in Pirriwee with her son Ziggy. After an incident with a potential classmate on the introduction day, most parents immediately take sides. It is immediately clear that it will be a difficult school year.
The annual parent party therefore ends in chaos. One of the parents is dead. But is it murder? A tragic accident? And who is the victim? By looking back on the school year and statements from parents to the police, Liane Moriarty shows us that small lies can sometimes have major consequences.
My opinion about Small big lies from Liane Moriarty
I really like Moriarty’s writing style, the only word I can think of is smooth. A bit chicklit like, but with more content. Stories that would not look out of place in a soap or nice TV series (more about that later). But with her original lines of approach, a good dose of humor and powerful characters, Moriarty shows that she is an excellent writer.
Although this book is about a murder and the question of who did it (and also about who was actually killed for a long time), this is certainly not a thriller or a typical whodunnit. It is mainly about the relationships that people have with each other and how small lies can have catastrophic consequences. In that respect, the cover fits perfectly with the story. The sweet, colorful of such a lollipop that bursts apart. For example, the lives of so many of the characters in the book that look so carefully for the outside world suddenly burst as the truth comes to light.
The characters are well-developed and complex. They are never just nice, just mean, just sad. Have good qualities and less good qualities. Because of this you are never very much in the hand of one person, but you continue to view the story from different perspectives. That boosts the tension well and ensures a very surprising conclusion.
The film and television rights to this book were purchased by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. The recordings for a series, which will be broadcast by HBO in 2017, have already started. I’m already looking forward to it.
It may be clear. I’m a fan of Liane Moriarty. I already loved my husband’s secret, but this book is even better. So quickly put on your Summer Reading List.