Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
Big Bad Lies
💛 Ooooh, this is all about very rich people being very bad and in my view that’s very, very good. So I hope you’re wearing your Gucci wellies cos we’re going squelching around in some elite muck. There is everything you would expect, from snarky comments and schoolyard politics to shady deals and actual politics.
💙 We hit the ground gossiping, beginning with new, insecure resident, Alyson, upsetting the sitting queen bee, Bonnie on social media. And from there we maintain a steady speed of salacious rumours, backstabbing and then (screech to a halt) the death of a child.
💚 I enjoyed this for the intrigue and, if I can be candid, because I enjoy being super judgy about fictional characters. It’s a victimless crime. And the characters in this are so brilliantly crafted, their motivations so real, that I was really invested in their stories.
🧡 This isn’t perfect. There are bits that feel disjointed, some requirements to suspend disbelief and the mystery is maintained mostly by skirting the subject like a Christmas tree. BUT, I had fun. I whizzed through this and I had feelings. Oh, the feelings. Overall, an enthusiastic thumbs up.
💚 Gave it away in the title, didn’t I… But just in case it was too subtle (and I'm renowned for my subtlety), this had major Big Little Lies vibes. And, as a fan of Liane Moriarty, I thoroughly approve.
💙 Quick insight into the murkiness of my internal monologue: IS this a thriller? I never consider Moriarty’s books as such. I’m straddling the fence here and it’s getting uncomfortable.
Big thanks to RB Media, Recorded Books and NetGalley for providing me with an ALC in return for an honest review.