Big Little Lies

#1 New York Times Best Seller

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that ‘sharing is caring.’ So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified.

And one parent is dead.

Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal…

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, school-yard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.


TV rights have been acquired by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon who will both take roles in the production alongside Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard & Adam Scott. Scripted by David E Kelley,  HBO won the screen rights after a battle with Netflix.

What the reviewers said

“Irresistible… Exposing the fault lines in what looks like perfection is a specialty of Liane Moriarty. Moriarty’s sly humor and razor-sharp insights will keep you turning the pages to find out.”

People Magazine

“Moriarty demonstrates an excellent talent for exposing the dark, seedy side of the otherwise ’perfect’ family unit… Highly recommended.”

Library Journal (starred review)

“Reading one (of Liane Moriarty’s novels) is a bit like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic..a fun, engaging and sometimes disturbing read…Moriarty is back in fine form.

USA Today

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