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.
Since I wanted the focus on the book I went with a simple tea party theme, serving hot tea and cookies. During the party we talked about the book what we enjoyed about it and what we felt wasn’t so good. We discussed whether we had figured out the mystery before getting to the end or if it was a surprise. As it turned out everyone was surprised by the end. Along with tea and cookies everyone got a book mark and a lollipop plus a small book with the first few chapters in it.
I also held a giveaway for the extra copy of Big Little Lies that came with my party pack and for the book bag that came with it. Everyone seemed to enjoy the party especially the kids who liked that they each got a lollipop to eat.
Now for my review, I found the book to be intriguing. Most mystery books let you in on who did what early on but not Liane. She leaves you guessing till then end. The characters in this book are quite the bunch. You have Madeline a forty year remarried woman who is very fun. Celeste is a beautiful woman who seems to have it all to the outside world. Then there’s Jane a young single mom. When a petition to suspend Ziggy, Jane’s Son, from school it divides the parent of
from there the story only gets better. Pirriwee
Big Little Lies is filled with sharp observations about domestic abuse, bullying, second marriages, self-esteem, parenting, friendship and second chances. Along with wonderful dialogue, developed characters and good plot line this book read very quickly and keeps you captivated the whole way. I highly recommend this book as a must read this summer.
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