"Big Little Lies" revolves around three women, all of whom have kindergartners at Pirriwee Public School. Jane is new in town and is a 26 year old single mother. Madeline just turned 40 and is happily married to her second husband. She has three children and a huge grudge against her first husband, who deserted her when her now 14 year old daughter was 3 weeks old. Celeste is also near 40, has identical twin boys and seemingly has the perfect marriage and life.
A quite large calamity happens at the school's trivia night and the novel reveals the build up to that night and what happened afterwards. Ohhh, this was fun and serious and suspenseful and wonderful. Three words: Perfect Summer Read.