Big Little Lies (Movie Tie-In)

By Liane Moriarty
Read by Caroline Lee

15.92 Hours 07/29/2014 unabridged
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The new novel from the author of The Husband’s Secret A #1 New York Times Bestseller   Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.   A murder…A tragic accident…Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.   Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare but she is paying a price for the illusion of perfection. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for a nanny. She comes with a mysterious past and a sadness beyond her years. These three women are at different crossroads, but they will all wind up in the same shocking place.   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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

A USA Today Bestseller

Washington Post Best Audiobook

An Entertainment Weekly “Must Read” for June 2014

An NPR Bestseller

A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

A Library Journal Best Book of 2014

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014

ABookPage Best Book of 2014

A BookPage Top Pick for Fiction, August 2014

A Library Journal Bestseller

An iTunes Top Seller

An Barnes & Noble Editor’s Recommendation

A July 2014 Amazon Best Book of the Month

An August 2014 LibraryReads Pick

The new novel from the author of The Husband’s Secret
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
 
Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.
 
A murder…A tragic accident…Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.
 
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare but she is paying a price for the illusion of perfection. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for a nanny. She comes with a mysterious past and a sadness beyond her years. These three women are at different crossroads, but they will all wind up in the same shocking place.
 
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.




From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Irresistible…Exposing the fault lines in what looks like perfection is a specialty of Liane Moriarty…Moriarty’s sly humor and razor-sharp insights will keep you turning the pages to find out.” People
“If you’re looking for a novel that will turn you into a compulsive book finisher, look no further. Moriarty has produced another gripping, satirical hit…. Its can’t-put-downability comes from its darker subplots… A book that will make you appreciate the long days of summer.” Oprah.com
“A fun, engaging, and sometimes disturbing read…Moriarty is back in fine form.” USA Today
“The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town…are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee…[Moriarty] is a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly; even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking.” Entertainment Weekly
“Ms. Moriarty’s long-parched fans have something new to dig into…that may give Big Little Lies even more staying power than The Husband’s Secret.” New York Times
“This new novel by Liane Moriarty unlocks secrets hidden deep in suburbia. Artfully construed.” Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review
“A novel that will turn you into a compulsive book finisher…Moriarty has produced another gripping, satirical hit.” Huffington Post
Big Little Lies tolls a warning bell about the big little lies we tell in order to survive. It takes a powerful stand against domestic violence even as it makes us laugh at the adults whose silly costume party seems more reminiscent of a middle-school dance.” Washington Post
“[Big Little Lies] is remarkably new and fresh and winning…Moriarty keeps this high-concept plot aloft, largely because she infuses it with such wit and heart. She also knows not to overplay the message she’s sending: that we all tell lies—to each other and, more importantly, to ourselves.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“[A] darkly comic mystery surrounding a disastrous parents’ night at an elementary school fundraiser…[in which] the truth remains tantalizingly difficult to sort out. Deservedly popular Moriarty invigorates the tired social-issue formula of women’s fiction through wit, good humor, sharp insight into human nature, and addictive storytelling.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“If you don’t know Liane Moriarty’s vastly entertaining novels, this impeccable audio production is the perfect place to start. I have a crush on the way Caroline Lee pronounces a long ‘o’; it can have about four syllables in it, to marvelous effect. Moriarty’s multilayered tale is set in a middle school community in a Sydney beachfront suburb, and to hear it in Lee’s down-under accent adds a flavor of Oz you’d miss on the page. Moriarty does social comedy about truly serious matters—here it’s bullying, from kindergarten playground to spousal battering—and her tonal control is masterful. Lee’s unusual vocal timbre coupled with outstanding acting makes this a listening experience you can’t tear yourself away from. What a delight. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the internationally bestselling author of What Alice Forgot, as well as The Hypnotist’s Love Story, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, and the Nicola Berry series for children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 15.92
Audience: Adult
Edition: English