- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 464 pages
- Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm x 48mm | 1,096g
- Publication date: 31 July 2014
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1405918462
- ISBN 13: 9781405918466
- Sales rank: 97,394
This is published as Big Little Lies in Australia and the United States. 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 Liane Moriarty: "Cleverly plotted, full of suspense, pulls you in from the first page". (Sunday Mirror). "Gripping, acutely observed, thought-provoking and funny". (Marie Claire). "The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling". (Good Housekeeping). "A tense, page-turning story ...a great read". (Mail on Sunday). "The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable". (Sophie Hannah). 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.
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Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of five novels: Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story and her most recent top ten bestseller The Husband's Secret. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two children.
By Sarah Farmer-Wright 20 Jul 2014
Liane Moriarty comes up trumps yet again with another great book!
A book about a group of instantly likeable kindergarten Mums in the Australian seaside town of Pirriwee and about the lives they lead amid their webs of gossip, secrets and lies.
A devastating tragedy happens but the reader is not told what that tragedy is or how it happened - the author then cleverly writes in a style that drip feeds the reader with hints and clues and keeps you turning the pages avidly to get to the point of drama. Moriarty leads you into a world of secrets, lies, malicious gossip, abuse and domestic violence. With keen wit and acute powers of observation she almost makes the reader feel included and involved, at times funny and comical, at others romantic and fun; and yet often dark and very disturbing.
Always insightful and intriguing, this book is gripping and compelling from the outset.
If you loved The Husband's Secret you won't be disappointed with this book! A great and thoroughly engrossing read!
The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling Good Housekeeping This is such a clever idea. This is powerful, moving and gripping stuff Star Magazine on The Husband's Secret The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable Sophie Hannah on The Husband's Secret Dark and compelling, this is a must read The Sun on The Husband's Secret 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 all reads terrifyingly real, with the viciousness of the women at the school gates and the hell they can make each others' lives. It's a fine book The Sunday Sport Moriarty is happy to thread a thin line between mummy lit and fluffy thriller. 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