An entertaining and fun read. In my opinion Big Little Lies is also slightly more memorable than Liane Moriarty’s other book The Husband’s Secret. As a young mother I can completely relate to the storyline and the conflicts between schools, parenting and child behaviour. I found the characters believable each in their own weird way. The narrative works through the lives of several families with young children and for the most part leaves you feeling like you have gotten to know each family.
One of my favourite storytelling techniques used by Moriarty is her ability to introduce unlikable characters but by the end of the story you have been given such insight into their lives that you find you do not dislike them quite as much. As with Moriarty’s narrative, in everyday communities of gossipy women it is easy to formulate an opinion of someone before you even meet them but once you get to know them their stories will often change your perspective of them.
I would definitely recommend this book to my friends.