This book was an amazing read. All the little twists and turns lead up to one that you will never see coming. I can normally predict the ending of a book, and this one had me completely blind sided.
The back of the book states:
“Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads. Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She is funny, biting, and 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 that 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 twins? 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 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.”
Big Little Lies starts a bit slow, I won’t lie (big or little). She does a wonderful job laying out each character; how they relate to each other; how they relate to their families, how the allies come around. You truly love all the characters, you care about each of them for all different reasons. You can relate to them; you are them or one of your best friends are them.
Once you get to the meat of the story you want the main characters to come out, alive and innocent, at the end of the book. The books speed never really picks up, however, you are so invested in the people in the story that you just can’t put it down. There is this need that develops, that you have to find out what happens next.
Then the ending hits you like a truck load of bricks. I promise that you won’t see it coming. It completely blind sides you. This was one of those rare books that was able to surprise me. Then I was actually sad to say goodbye to these women that I grew to truly care about.
If you are going to be reading one book this month, I would highly recommend this one. Click below for more information: