Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Even before the highly anticipated miniseries premiered on HBO, this book has spread like wildfire–due mostly to word of mouth. However, if you somehow missed all the hoopla surrounding it, this is a friendly reminder to take a look at this well written and entertaining page turner–preferably, before you watch the adaptation.

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Someone is dead and it happened at a school trivia night. The reader finds this out immediately but it is over the course of the book that we find out why and how and ultimately whodunit. Told in alternating points of view, the book follows three mothers whose lives intersect through their school-aged children. Each woman is well-developed and interesting and, as the reader, we care for all of them while still desperately racing to the end of the novel to find out exactly what happened at Trivia Night.

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