Top 10 Books like Big Little Lies

If you’re in need of some domestic suspense here are the Top 10 books like Big Little Lies.
I am super excited! If you haven’t read Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, make sure to pick up the book that started it all. But if you’re a fan watch the trailer here.
And need something to bridge the gap before Season Two comes out?
Check out these 10 novels to keep you entertained until Season Two of Big Little Lies airs June 9th.
The Couple Next Door Shari Lapena
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all–a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they’ve kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family–a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She had already shown us how well she writes about domestic situations in Big Little Lies but here shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm. 

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

How far will you go to achieve a dream? For the Knoxes, there are no limits for their daughter Devon, a rising gymnastics star, who they have made the center of their world. Until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl amongst the other parents, Katie frantically tries to hold her family together. What she uncovers – about her daughter’s fears, her own marriage and herself – forces Katie to consider whether there’s any price she isn’t willing to pay to achieve Devon’s dream. Read my in-depth review here.

The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell
The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

Imagine that you live in a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. You’ve known your neighbors for years and you trust them. But then preteen Pip discovers her 13-year-old sister, Grace, lying unconscious and bloody in a hidden corner of a lush rose garden. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?

The Perfect Neighbours by Sarah Pekkanen
The Perfect Neighbours by Sarah Pekkanen

Bucolic Newport Cove is proud of its distinction of being named one of the top 20 safest neighborhoods in the US, but it’s also one of the most secret-filled. When a new family moves to this quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac, Tessa Campbell seems friendly enough to the other mothers, if a bit reserved. Then the neighbors notice that no one is ever invited to Tessa’s house, and it soon becomes clear that Tessa is hiding the biggest secret of all.

Mrs by Caitlin Macy
Mrs by Caitlin Macy

Coolly elegant Philippa has somehow married the scion of the last family-held investment bank in New York City. Then her childhood friend Gwen Hogan uncovers an explosive secret about Philippa’s single days. When Gwen’s husband, a heavy-drinking obsessive prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office, stumbles over the connection between Philippa’s past and the criminal investigation he is pursuing at all costs, this insulated society is forced to confront the rot at its core and the price it has paid to survive.

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani Fanelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve. But Ani has a secret. There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her and that threatens destroy everything. Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to have it all.

Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris
Behind Closed Doors by B A Paris

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. The two are never apart – and while some might call this true love, others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim? And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Is it the perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

The Dinner by Herman Koch
The Dinner by Herman Koch

A darkly suspenseful tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives – all over the course of one meal. Two couples meet for dinner, each with a 15-year-old son, both united in their accountability for a single horrific act – an act which has shattered the worlds of each family. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.  

A Simple Favour by Darcey Bell
A Simple Favour by Darcey Bell

Emily, a glamorous PR executive with the perfect life, and Stephanie, widow, stay-at-home mum and blogger find friendship when their son’s become best friends. When Emily asks Stephanie to pick her son up from school, Stephanie happily agrees. But she never returns to pick up her son. Soon, Stephanie will begin to see that nothing—not friendship, love, or even an ordinary favor—is as simple as it seems.

Have I missed any must-read books like Big Little Lies? Let me know in the comments below!
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