book report / big little lies by liane moriarty


big little lies by liane moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

“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”

“A murder. A tragic accident….
Someone is dead. But who did what?”

I wanted to read this book for awhile now but finally bumped it up my to-be-read list because the mini-series on HBO is coming out this month starring Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman
Moriarty is one of my favorite authors, so I know what to expect from her. Her storytelling is great and she just “gets” it when it comes to people’s psyche and our day to day interactions. She tells stories from the mundane, day to day stuff and she doesn’t make it boring…I quite learn a lot from her writing.
I like the twist and turns in the plot (some I was delightfully surprised) and was quite SATISFIED with the ending. One of the best/satisfying ending I’ve read in a while.
Yes, there are some dark moments in the book that will make you feel uncomfortable/mad/annoyed, but most of the book is light, funny, snarky and sarcastic. My kind of dialogue.
I loved the writing. I loved the friendships among the 3 main character. I love the setting of the book. I am so excited to see how the book translate on TV.

“All conflict can be traced back to someone’s feelings getting hurt, don’t you think? Divorce. World wars. Legal action”

“Parents do tend to judge each other. I don’t know why. Maybe because none of us really know what we’re doing? And I guess that can sometimes lead to conflict”

“She had too much imagination. Too much empathy. There was real pain in the world, right this very moment people were suffering unimaginable atrocities and you couldn’t close your heart completely, but you couldn’t leave it wide open either, because otherwise how could you possibly live your life”

“Did anyone really know their child? Your child was a little stranger, constantly changing, disappearing and reintroducing himself to you. New personality traits could appear overnight.”


  1. I had no idea this book was coming out as a mini-series. Eek! Too bad we don’t have TV…or maybe that’s a good thing? I’m still waiting to read her newest one (the hold list at the library has been BRUTAL) but I’ve read most of her others and really like them.

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