Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Big Little LiesBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

excellent book...may be my 2016 choice for my bookclub. Here's the promised review:

This is a real page turner, one of those compelling books that keeps you up late into the night because you just can't put it down. The structure is so clever and the pacing is perfect with just enough intensity and suspense to keep you reading.

Liane Moriarty is truly a brilliant writer. She has a knack for creating characters who are so believable they could easily be someone you know. She isn't afraid to strip them bare - even when she shows us their flaws. While reading this book I could really believe and visualize this actually happening in any place at any time.

This is the story of three women. I was fascinated to follow their development and relationships with each other. It feels like such a light and funny read, but it deals with some serious subjects with which these women struggle. Some of the struggles are shared with each other and others are kept locked away. What happens when people start assuming, rumors start circulating, and estrogen runs amok? Big Little Lies ensue.

The storyline is suspenseful and made me think. The pivotal event doesn't occur until near the end of the book. I’m usually pretty good at figuring out what is going to happen, but I was kept guessing. The ending is fantastic - completely unexpected, and a gratifying, believable resolve.

4.5 stars: Unfortunately there are F words and some other bad language. I’m a bit of a prude and usually dock a book 1 whole star level on my ratings. I don't give a book 5 stars easily but this book really deserved it.
No gratuitous sex scenes.
I listened to the audio version of this book and the narrator is excellent, but I recommend it in any form.

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