“All conflict can be traced back to someone’s feelings getting hurt, don’t you think?” Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies
This book is gripping and has some of the best characters and character development that I’ve read in a while. The story is set up so that there’s a murder but you don’t know who until the end of the book. The chapters are short so it’s somewhere around chapter 75-80 that you finally find out but it’s a great part of the story because you keep thinking about who it could be and why and it keeps you hooked.
I loved the twist at the end involving Saxon Banks and Perry and Jane and Ziggy. I loved how everything came together and totally made sense but you couldn’t guess it either.
The characters are amazing. They will make you laugh, make you angry, and make you pick favorites.
If there’s an overlying theme to this story, it’s that no one has a perfect life or that there’s more to people than meets the eye. There are seemingly “perfect” families and couples that all have their own problems and secrets.
Besides making you want to stay away from your kids’ future school functions, this book has very few flaws and will make you want to hurry and watch the show. (I started watching within the hour of finishing the book.)