Summary: A murder...A tragic accident...Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare but she is paying a price for the illusion of perfection. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for a nanny. She comes with a mysterious past and a sadness beyond her years. These three women are at different crossroads, but they will all wind up in the same shocking place.Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the little lies that can turn lethal.
Review: I rarely give five stars to a book, but this one was so good. I loved the mystery, the relationships, the friendships. It was all written so well. The character development was good. I also like how tastefully the bad things were written.I honestly wouldn't have known who the killer was until the very end if I hadn't known prior to reading the book. It was written well enough to keep you guessing and shock you with the ending.I highly recommend this book, even if you have watched the show. Season 1 follows the book extremely well.