Big Little Lies is about three mothers with kids at the same school. One mom seems perfect, another is trying to deal with her teenage daughter and ex-husband, and the last is a single mom looking to start anew. At the beginning of the story, we find out that there's been a death, but it takes the unfolding of the stories to figure out who it is that died and how. Throughout, there is the theme of the little and big lies that we tell ourselves and others about who we are and how we're doing.
I LOVED The Husband's Secret by Moriarty and was afraid that she would get stuck in the same formula. But no, this book was different from The Husband's Secret. Different, but not quite as good. Still, I read it in a couple of days and really liked it. It's definitely a runner-up to The Husband's Secret.