I usually try to make my book picks from some of the lesser-knowns — it’s easy to find out about a bestseller ( I do know many of my picks have gone on to become bestsellers, but hey). I’m making an exception for this fabulous bestseller. I’ve always enjoyed Liane Moriarty’s writing, but this one…just wow!
In a nutshell: Three very different women, bound by friendship forged in their children’s grade school, whose lives are altered when someone ends up dead at a fundraising “trivia night” at the school. Not quite a who-done-it (if “it” was actually done), this story digs deep into the social issues that bind as well as divide in our complicated, no-holds-barred world of child rearing.
The fact that I ignored most, if not all, of my real life duties in order to read this book, says it all. Loved the characters. Loved the humor, sarcasm and wit. The pacing was perfect.
The biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
I rate this a “must read.”
Author: Liane Moriarty
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books / Putman