Review: Big Little Lies
- Jane: her son Ziggy was conceived during a one night stand. Ziggy is accused of bullying a classmate.
- Madeline: her daughter from a previous marriage seems to prefer her new stepmother over Madeline.
- Celeste: has a wealthy husband who abuses her.
The three women become friends when their children start kindergarten together. When someone dies at the school’s Trivia Night, all three women have reasons to be happy he’s dead.
Readers know early on that someone died at Trivia Night but they don’t know who or the circumstances surrounding the death so there is a little bit of a mystery aspect to this story.
When Big Little Lies was released a few years ago it was a huge hit but I never found time to get to it. A friend raved over it repeatedly and finally loaned me her audio copy of the book. After hearing her raves, I was anxious to get to the book, but I think I would have been better off reading it in print.
Caroline Lee is my friend’s favorite narrator and, with her Australian accent, I can see why she was chosen for this book, but I found I had trouble keeping up with the characters as I listened. It may have been me, though, because my friend had no trouble remembering each one months after she listened to the book. In the end, Big Little Lies was good, but not great, for me.
My friend Elizabeth lent me this book. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.