A PTA fundraiser ends in a murder…line up the usual suspects.
Big Little Lies is set in Australia but will be familiar to anyone who has ever navigated the politics of a public school in an American suburb. The moms at the school negotiate friendship, marriage, trauma, and class birthday parties. I’m not a gruesome murder mystery fan so this isn’t that, but it’s a great dark satire of human behavior and the incredible pressure that moms put themselves under at all times.
Slyly hilarious, while still examining some really emotional issues, Big Little Lies is a great page turner, perfect for your holiday travel.
*Read it before you see it! A seven-episode miniseries begins Sunday, February 19, 2017 on HBO featuring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley.*
Originally published December 17, 2014