One of our Books of the Year 2014.
August 2014 Book of the Month.
Fabulously different and remarkably clever, this page-turner of an intimate yet scandalous tale keeps you guessing right up to the very end. Having been told that something awful has happened at the school Quiz Night, you are then whisked back in time to the beginning of the school year, where friendships are forged, tantrums thrown and bullying takes it’s first sneaky tormenting steps (and that’s just the parents). The author is adept at taking an everyday situation and adding little pops of difficult and uncomfortable. Nobody’s life is quite as it would outwardly seem and as you peek around the curtain of conformity you are drawn into the twisted web of rumours, facts and lies. As Trivia Night looms, you are kept quite literally on the edge of your seat, squirming with anticipation and fear for these wonderfully complete and complicated characters. This is quite simply, a deliciously entertaining read. ~ Liz Robinson
A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...
‘Liane Moriarty was THE success story of 2013 and we are absolutely thrilled to be following up on the phenomenal The Husband's Secret with a novel which packs, if it’s possible, an even more powerful punch. Little Lies is the story of three very different woman brought together by a cataclysmic event in the small Sydney suburb in which they live. Set in the present day and the recent past, we are invited into the lives of Maddie, Jane and Celeste in between hearing testimony and interviews with the police who, it appears, are investigating a murder. But who’s dead, who did it and why? I don’t know if I can put into words how completely brilliant this novel is. I’m blown away and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since I finished it. The characters are incredibly well drawn and the plot takes us into such unexpected directions – Liane Moriarty really is a first-class writer, almost a magician as she conjures up twist and turn galore at the same time as developing real flesh and blood characters who make the same mistakes we do. A wonderful, genius, funny, dark, heartbreaking read.' - Maxine Hitchcock, Publishing Director, Penguin Group
Liane Moriarty, million copy selling author of The Husband's Secret brings us another addictive story of secrets and scandal. 'She could hear men and women shouting. Angry hollers crashed through the soft humid salty summer night. It was somehow hurtful for Mrs Ponder to hear, as if all that rage was directed at her ...then she heard the wail of a siren in the distance, at the same time as a woman still inside the building began to scream and scream...' When a harmless quiz night ends with an act of shocking violence, the parents of Pirriwee Public School can't seem to stop their many secrets from finally spilling out. Rumours ripple through the small town, as truth and lies blur to muddy the story of what really happened on that fateful night...
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read the full reviews.
'The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling' Good Housekeeping
'This is such a clever idea. This is powerful, moving and gripping stuff' Star Magazine on The Husband's Secret
'The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable' Sophie Hannah on The Husband's Secret
'Dark and compelling, this is a must read' The Sun on The Husband's Secret
Publication date: 31/07/2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||31st July 2014|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups, Relationship Stories,|
Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of five novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot and most recently The Hypnotist's Love Story, and The Husband's Secret as well as the Space Brigade series for children. She lives in Sydney with her husband and son.More About Liane Moriarty