by Liane Moriarty
Narrator: Caroline Lee
Length: 16 hours
Genres: Mystery, Women's Fiction
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Narration: 4.5 cups
Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families. And in her pitch-perfect way, she shows us the truth about what really goes on behind closed suburban doors.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty narrated by Caroline Lee was an audiobook I simply devoured. Moriarty takes us into suburbia, parenting, playground politics and shares with us what happens behind the closed doors of several homes. It was a captivating mystery leading up to a school function that had the police questioning everyone. Riveting, funny, sad, and thought-provoking Big Little Lies held me spellbound.
Five Caffeinated Reasons to Grab Big Little Lies
- The tale takes place near the sea in Pirriwee, a delightful little Australian town and centers around characters whose children attend the same elementary school. At their annual Parents Trivia Night a riot occurs, leaving one parent dead. The police suspect foul play and the school is horrified. This tale tells of events leading up to that evening as it takes us into the daily lives of the parents, children and school.
- Fleshed out characters, realistic situations, bullying and an up close look into your neighbors seemingly perfect life. Moriarty brilliantly brought these characters to life, giving each a unique voice. I loved them, hated them and could not get enough of them!
- The story gives us multiple perspectives allowing us insight into all of the key characters. Between the narrator and the author’s voice each one shares their story, drawing us closer, notching up the tension and had me wondering who dies and if any are responsible.
- In between perspectives there are mini-interviews and police notes/thoughts pertaining to the Trivia Night that have us beginning to calculate who dies and by whom. It was clever and kept me guesses quite nicely.
- Moriarty adds twists and turns, but all the while keeping the tale realistic as she weaved a tight, fascinating tale. Her descriptive style beautifully paints the seaside town, the school and the community. I loved the friendships, and the intimate look into each character.
Absolutely brilliant, Big Little Lies offers up a mystery with characters you will remember long after the story ends. Caroline Lee was a delightful narrator and one I want to listen to again. As for Liane Moriarty I cannot recommend her enough. Big Little Lies would make a perfect book club read.