Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: Big Little Lies

There’s nothing like a Wednesday for thinking about the books we want to read! My Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday post is linking up with two fabulous book memes, Wishlist Wednesday (hosted by Pen to Paper) and Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine).

My most wished-for book this week is:

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
(expected US publication date: July 29, 2014)

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . .

A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what?

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads: Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay. 

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

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

I loved Australian novelist Liane Moriarty’s previous novel, The Husband’s Secret (reviewed here in March of this year), and was so excited to see that she has a new book due out this summer. This author excels at capturing the secrets lurking in everyday lives. I can’t wait to read Big Little Lies!

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?

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14 thoughts on “Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: Big Little Lies

  1. I’m looking forward to this one as well. The Husband’s Secret was such an interesting and thought-provoking book! Have you read any of her other novels?

    • I agree, I loved The Husband’s Secret! No, I haven’t read anything else by her, although I recently picked up one more of her books (What Alice Forgot). Have you read any others?

  2. I have heard great things about The Husband’s Secret and I really want to read that one. In general I would like to read some more things by Australian Authors. Hope you get it soon!

  3. Seems pretty amazing, although it’s an adult fiction which means I won’t be reading it anytime soon, unless my preferences shifts drastically. Hahaha! Hope you get this soon! 🙂

  4. The Husband’s Secret is on my Summer TBR! This one sounds fantastic though and I love the cover. Great pick!

    • The Husband’s Secret was so good! I’d expected something completely different (I think I’d been misinformed), but I thought it was really interesting and provided some great book discussion food for thought!

  5. The Husband’s Secret was a big hit last, I remember winning a copy from a fellow blogger. I should really get to that! I hope you enjoy this one =)

    • The Husband’s Secret was terrific! I read it a few months ago for a book group discussion, and thought it was so well written, with so much to think about. I hope you enjoy it!

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