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Discover secrets and lies in the addictive No. 1 bestseller behind the multi-award winning TV sensation. From the bestselling author of NINE PERFECT STRANGERS.
'Blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal. A tense, page-turning story . . . a great read' Mail on Sunday
'Brilliant, standout, superbly clever. Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly' Sunday Express
Perfect families, perfect houses, perfect lives.
Single mum Jane has just moved to town with her little boy - and a secret she's been carrying for five years.
On the first day on the school run she meets Celeste, so beautiful she makes the world stop and stare.
And then there's Madeline - a tour de force who remembers everything and forgives no one.
The three women become friends, while always keeping their secrets under wraps.
But then a minor incident involving their children spirals out of control . . .
It was always going to end in tears, but how did it end in murder?
'Absolutely brilliant . . . Liane Moriarty has that rare Anne Tyler thing of being able to make fun of people while clearly having compassion for them' Louise Candlish
'This is a wonderful book - full of brains, guts and heart' Sunday Mirror
'A brilliantly plotted story . . . kept me utterly gripped' Woman and Home
'This fantastically written story will keep you guessing until the very end' Heat Magazine
'You won't be able to put it down!' Closer
'It's a hell of a good book' Stephen King
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The author of The Husband’s Secret does it again, delivering another irresistible page-turner. A school trivia night ends in bloodshed, and Liane Moriarty has great fun pulling readers into the parental drama that led up to the shocking incident. The author depicts her three main characters—gutsy Madeline, willowy Celeste and anxious single mother Jane—with gusto and wit and she keeps you guessing about the secrets they’re hiding. A fresh and clever variation on the whodunit, Little Lies compassionately deals with hot-button topics like helicopter parenting and domestic violence.
An idyllic Australian seaside town is the setting for this frank and revealing story of domestic abuse, bullying, and infidelity centering on the lives of three wonderful women, acquainted through their young children. Reader Lee aptly portrays Madeline as the voice of reason amid schoolyard gossipers and rumormongers. Voiced as straight-talking, feisty, and loud, Madeline is struggling with her other daughter, a defiant teenager, a derelict ex-husband, and his new bohemian wife. Beautiful, distracted Celeste and her hedge fund husband have material riches, adorable twin boys, and a vile, toxic marriage. Celeste's quiet, hesitant voice conveys the weight of her "secret shame." Single mother Jane's youth and vulnerability are palpable: "All around her was rich, vibrant color; she was the only colorless thing." Controlling, alpha moms "blond bobs" provide comic relief to this cautionary tale of parents behaving badly. Lee's lovely Australian accent is delightfully expressive; she skillfully balances a range of voices, thoughts, temperaments, and colloquialisms ("G'day, mate") as characters wrestle with secrets, lies, power, violence, trust, and truth. A Putnam hardcover.