“..a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I recommended Big Little Lies on the page late last year but it actually took me an age to get around to reading it myself, finally picking it up over Christmas while I had some spare time. The novel is set around a school yard of a respectable school, but as you scratch the surface there are some big little lies causing problems.
It’s not a spoiler to tell you that someone dies and the police are investigating, because the novel is written backwards. In the very first chapters there’s a death at school trivia night and then as the course of the police investigation time is rolled back and you see the events running up to the evening.