Big Little Lies is a murder mystery: not only a who- and why-dunnit, but also a who-is-the-victim? Through witness statements, we learn there's been a death at a close-knit primary school, and that the police officers are treating it as murder. But who died? Oh, no, please let it not be her. Nor her. Nor....
While the clever structure and brilliant prose certainly keeps you turning the pages, the ultimate strength of the book lies in the sharp insights into human behaviour. The author is an intelligent observer, and the reader can't help but nod in places.
A tale of bullying in all its shapes and forms.