Book Quotes: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Book Quotes: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty is a book that I started reading a few days ago and I am finding it very hard to put down. Each of the main characters are so well-developed and the mystery of the murder is so intriguing. The Australian setting is also idyllic and it has me lusting for a holiday. The plot really reminds me of Desperate Housewives and if the book is anything like the HBO mini-series, I am going to be all over it!

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies BookTitle: Big Little Lies
Author: Liane Moriarty
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publication Date: February 9, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

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. 


Book Quotes: Big Little Lies

Book Beginning

“That doesn’t sound like a school trivia night,” said Mrs. Patty Ponder to Marie Antoinette. “That sounds like a riot.”

Page 56

She read the text: Merry Christmas, Mum. Dad, Bonnie, Skye and me all here at the shelter from 5:30 a.m.! I’ve already peeled forty potatoes! It’s a beautiful experience being able to contribute like this. Feel so blessed. 

“She’s never peeled a freaking potato in her life,” muttered Madeline as she texted back: That’s wonderful darling. Merry XMAS to you too, see you soon, xxx!

About Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little Lies, The Husband’s Secret, and Truly Madly Guilty; the New York Times bestsellers Nine Perfect Strangers, What Alice Forgot, and The Last Anniversary; The Hypnotist’s Love Story; and Three Wishes. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.

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25 thoughts on “Book Quotes: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

  1. Kelly says:

    I bought this book ages ago and still haven’t read it – it’s so great to see that you’re enjoying it, as well as get a glimpse of some of the quotes from inside the book!

  2. Sue @ Crushingcinders says:

    I recently listened to the audiobook and enjoyed it. I haven’t seen the series yet, but the strange thing is I probably wouldn’t have read the book at all if there was no TV series 🙂

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