Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Big Little Lies

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!

Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty
Expected Publication Date: July 29, 2014
Synopsis from 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. She’s just turned forty—forty?! 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.

Why I am waiting....
I read and enjoyed The Husband’s Secret and What Alice Forgot, so have every expectation I will enjoy this one!

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  1. Big Little Lies sounds interesting!
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  2. Interesting cover. Big Little Lies sounds like Desperate Wives Club. Could be interesting.

  3. Oh, interesting! I've never read anything by Moriarty but this could be a good one. That cover is pretty great, too!

  4. I haven't read any of her other books but this is a really great cover and it sounds like a fun read. Great Pick!

    Here's My WoW

  5. Hope you enjoy!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

  6. What a beautiful cover!!
    I looked at The Husband's Secret a couple of times at the bookstore but never picked it up!

  7. This cover is so beautiful! I just added it to my TBR list :)

    Amber @ The Book Bratz
    My WoW

  8. Doesn't sound like something i'd normally read, but I do like that cover!
    Thanks for sharing :)

    Jess @ The Little Book Bunny

  9. Oooh that cover is smashing! It definitely captured my attention.

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great pick, by the way. Hey, I have a question. How do you have the 2014 reading challenge? I can't find the HTML code to put it on my blog. I had all of my past ones on there, but I couldn't find one this year.

    Happy reading!

    The Kooky Bookworm

    1. Kacii,
      That's a good question. Goodreads certainly makes it hard to find, and I have to hunt each time. Here's how to get to the code.

      When you are on the Goodreads site, click on 'My Books' at the top of the page. Then on the right side of the page, scroll way down past your 'bookshelves' to 'tools'. Click on 'Widgets'. Again on the right, you will have to scroll way down to the bottom, but eventually you will find the widget for the 2014 Reading Challenge. Just copy and paste the code and you should be good to go! Hope that helps!