Synopsis from Goodreads:
Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, 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 this 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 twin boys? 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 more 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.
I really enjoyed this one! It was an easy, quick read (I finished it in a weekend), but the story certainly keeps you on your toes. Throughout the story, I kept trying to guess how the story was going to end and every guess I made was wrong in the end. If you want a great little book to read on a relaxing weekend away or a beach vacation, definitely pick this one up. It’s honestly hard to share too much about it without giving anything away! I gave it four stars on Goodreads.
February Reading Goals + Updates
I’ve spent a few days under the weather since my weekend trip to Orlando, so I got a little extra reading in. I finished 11/22/63, then sped through Big Little Lies and We Were Liars. I’m finally getting over this cold, but I dove right into Mrs. Poe earlier this week and I honestly can’t put it down. For the rest of this month, I’m hoping to finish up Mrs. Poe and move on to another one from my current Reading List. Maybe…Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty? I can’t decide. Have you got a recommendation for me? I’d love to add some more books to my list.