I felt I could have written an essay on ‘Big Little Lies’ by Liane Moriarty
when I’d finished reading it. An essay about the genius of the themes interwoven through it: bullying, Domestic Violence, friendship. (I had been rooting for one of the heroines from around halfway through.) That’s why I loved the discussion points at the end and I’ve never come across this before. I even discussed them with my hubby who doesn’t really read and had no idea what I was raving on about! But I felt the need to de-brief myself after this powerful novel.
Admittedly, it wasn’t until a good few chapters in that I felt the novel really took off and I did get a bit impatient with it, due to the focus on the cattiness of the school run: humourous and ironic as it was. Once the main themes had been introduced though, it really took off and I was hooked, making this a book that was very difficult to put down!
It really was one of those books that left me feeling a bit dazed for the rest of the day while I fully digested it. In a good way…
So tell me, have you read any of Moriarty’s books? Does this sound like your cup of tea (with biscuit?)
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The haze of bonfire night smoke lingered long after the final sparkler had died out and gone cold on the ground. The smell of the smoke lingered longer. Anyone wanting an alibi that night could comfortably say they had been to the bonfire party. All they had to do was show their face and claim they had been there all night. No one would be any the wiser amid the crowd of faces milling about.
Or would they?
The murderer was something of a rookie. They had wanted a quick death; the less blood and gore the better. Even better if there were no blood-curdling screams. Although the fireworks would drown that out, they would have to time it well. In light of that, a ‘clean’ method had been chosen. The glass of mulled wine that had been laced with poison had been thoroughly enj
oyed by the clueless victim. And it hadn’t taken long to work either. Our murderer hadn’t reckoned on it being sofast-working.
Now all that remained was for the murderer to dispose of the victim on the burning bonfire. The embers would be glowing long into the night and the following day.