As always Liane Moriarty captures the normal suburban (and school) life perfectly, touching on playground politics, mummy wars and the more serious topics of domestic violence, self esteem and betrayal. It is her unique mix of humour and spot on accuracy that allows to story to be both serious and funny. The suspenseful element also works extremely well, with the details being drip fed in such a way to keep you both engaged in the here and now of the story as well as eager to read on and find out what really happened.
Moriarty's ability to shine a light on the average suburban life and also create a funny, deep and suspenseful story is a true gift and is reflected in her massive success both here and overseas. I loved Big Little Lies and as always look forward to Liane's next novel.