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Perfect families, perfect houses, perfect lives.
Three mothers, Jane, Madeline and Celeste appear to have it all, until they find out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control . . .
Single mum Jane has just moved to town. She's got her little boy in tow - plus a secret she's been carrying for five years.
On the first day of the school run she meets Madeline - a force to be reckoned with, who remembers everything and forgives no one - and Celeste, the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare, but is inexplicably ill at ease.
They both take Jane under their wing - while careful to keep their own secrets under wraps.
But a minor incident involving the children of all three women rapidly escalates: playground whispers become spiteful rumours until no one can tell the truth from the lies . . .
It was always going to end in tears, but how did it end in murder?
'Blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal. A tense, page-turning story . . . a great read' Mail on Sunday
'Blending romance, comedy and mystery, this is a wonderful book - full of brains, guts and heart' Sunday Mirror
'A hell of a good book. Funny and scary' Stephen King
'Brilliant, standout, superbly clever. Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly' Sunday Express
The number one bestseller Big Little Lies is now a HBO series starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Alexander Skarsgård and Shailene Woodey
Perfect family, perfect house, perfect life; Jane, Madeline and Celeste have it all . . . or do they? They are about to find out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control
Every single one of her books is a great read
An exceptional novel about murder and domestic and sexual violence that somehow defies expectation and remains upbeat. Twisty and unexpected, it's both comical and mysterious
Absolutely brilliant, even better than The Husband's Secret. Loved it. Liane Moriarty has that rare Anne Tyler thing of being able to make fun of people while clearly having compassion for them.
The author of last year's bestseller, The Husband's Secret, is back with another sure-fire hit. Unputdownable
It's a hell of a good book. Funny and scary. She nails the feuding moms
It's not often that a book about murder mingled with domestic and sexual violence has you howling with laughter, but Moriarty pulls it off here ... Her ironic turn of phrases infuses even poignant moments with humour. Blending romance, comedy and mystery, this is a wonderful book - full of brains, guts and heart
It all reads terrifyingly real, with the viciousness of the women at the school gates and the hell they can make each others' lives. It's a fine book
Moriarty is happy to thread a thin line between mummy lit and fluffy thriller. It's easy to get stuck into this book, thanks to neat plotting that keeps you guessing. Just dive right in because this book slips down as easily as a strawberry soufflé
As the national debate around how we tell the stories of our past continues, The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper shows the power of reclaiming narratives, in one of the most misunderstood stories in British history.