Big Little Lies because I enjoyed Moriarty's other book, The Husband's Secret. While The Husband's Secret was good, Big Little Lies was phenomenal.
Celeste, Jane, and Madeline all have kids in kindergarden. Madeline and Celeste have been friends since their kids met in swim class. Jane has just moved to town. Quickly the three of them become fast friends and start spending a lot of time with each other. Madeline also has a fourteen year old daughter from previous marriage which causes her lots of problems. Jane is a single mom. Celeste is beautiful and appears to have it all. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters. I also enjoyed the little bits of mystery that Moriarty brings in. Something has happened at Trivia night. And the majority of the book is about what happens before Trivia night. So I spent most of the book trying to figure out what happens. I have to say I was wrong but I'm not very good at guessing who dunnits.
Big Little Lies was so engrossing. I hated putting down. I loved Moriarty's writing and her characters. I felt she wrapped this one up well but I wouldn't mind reading about them again. Others who shared their thoughts on Big Little Lies: As The Crowe Flies (And Reads!), Booking Mama, and The Reading Date.