13 Best Books Like Big Little Lies Update 05/2022

Books Like Big Little Lies

With a New York Times bestseller like Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, what’s not to love? It is easy to see why this novel has become a favorite on bookshelves around the world, with plenty of dark secrets, successful women and small-town drama. Once you’ve finished the HBO series, books like Big Little Lies are a great addition to your “to be read” list.

Barbarians at the PTA by Stephanie Newman

Barbarians at the PTA by Stephanie Newman

This book is The Big Little Lies Meets the Big Little Lies series

Desperate Housewives meets Mean Girls, with a healthy dose of realism thrown into the mix. There is a lot of snobbery and a lot of cliques in this book, which is set in a wealthy New York suburb. Victoria Bryant, a psychologist, relocates her practice and her 10-year-old daughter to an idyllic suburb in search of a new beginning. When Victoria’s daughter is subjected to both face-to-face and cyberbullying, she must investigate the situation in order to keep her safe. When she finds out about it, she begins to question the relationship she has with her daughter, her new boyfriend, and the other PTA members.

It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell

In order to discover the truth about one of the women’s mysterious deaths, three women with tangled relationships must find compassion for one another. Suspicions about the husband begin to dissipate as secrets are revealed, and suspicions about the devious women are examined more closely.

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

There are only two survivors in the crash of a private jet into a body of water, making it a tragedy. Sabotage and sinister plots are at the heart of this novel, which promises new fame and fortune to the survivors.

Pretty Guilty Women by Gina LaManna

Pretty Guilty Women by Gina LaManna

Things are bound to go horribly wrong when Ginger, Kate, Emily, and Lulu attend a friend’s wedding. This leaves everyone around them baffled as to why they all admitted to the crime at the same time, even though the man’s body was found in the woods. Your favorite Monterey ladies will come to mind as you read this suspenseful new release.

Gridley Girls by Meredith First

Three women must face their darkest secrets in order to move forward with their lives. Anne’s high school betrayals are brought to the surface now that the childhood friends have reunited for Anne’s wedding.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

When the body of the family’s favorite child is discovered in a nearby lake, the family’s secrets and expectations are shattered. Each member of the tightly-knit family takes steps to secure Lydia’s justice, unwittingly causing the family’s possible demise.

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Things are going swimmingly on a luxurious North Sea cruise, until a storm blows up, causing Lo to witness a woman being thrown overboard. It’s Lo’s job to question everyone else on the cruise ship, even if they don’t seem aware of what’s going on.

Lost You by Haylen Beck

Lost You by Haylen Beck

Since she’d previously been struggling financially, single mother Libby is now taking a trip with her young son Ethan. Libby, on the other hand, becomes desperate when Ethan walks into an elevator alone and is taken by a stranger. Libby discovers that Ethan has been spotted with a woman who claims to be the boy’s mother as a result of her investigation. These women’s actions make readers wonder who Ethan’s real mother is and how far they will go to get their hands on him.

Appetite by Sheila Grinell

Parents are surprised to see Jenn’s Indian guru when she returns from a year in the country. Even more surprising is the fact that she plans to wed him. How long before Jenn is able to get the help she needs, or will she be forced to reevaluate everything she believes in altogether? Will her parents be able to persuade her before it’s too late that marrying her would be a huge mistake?

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

Anna is left to wonder why her parents took their own lives after both of them committed suicide. Having become a mother, she can’t help but look into the dark secrets her parents were hiding, and as her investigation deepens, she discovers that someone doesn’t want her to know all the details.

Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman

Everyone’s dirty laundry is Frances Bloom’s business, no matter how she feels about it. A carpool mom for many years has exposed her to other mothers’ private lives, and she vows to never get caught up in the drama that ensues. Frances, on the other hand, will have no choice but to get involved when a shocking affair is revealed.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

On a seemingly innocent trivia night at the elementary school, a young girl was found dead. Big Little Lies takes us back to the months leading up to the incident. Do you think it was a murder, or was it a mishap?

You’ll be engrossed from beginning to end in this story centered on women. Big Little Lies is Moriarty at her lightest and most engrossing. It’s filled with small-town drama, mean-mom cattiness, and some surprising depth.

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

In established neighborhoods, neighbors are suspicious when an affluent family moves in and demolishes an existing house to build a McMansion. The final straw is when their renovations uproot Valerie Alston-prized Holt’s old tree. A budding romance between Valerie’s son and the new neighbors’ daughter complicates the situation until it reaches its climax.

A gripping tale that examines issues of race, class, and how people of different beliefs can coexist peacefully.

Very Nice by  Marcy Dermansky

The story of Very Nice begins with a college student having sex with her professor. Her offer to look after his dog brings him to stay with her mother, where he develops feelings for her mother.

In the end, this story is about terrible people behaving terribly and exploiting each other for their own selfish ends, which is what this story is all about.

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