Author: Liane Moriarty
Genre: General Mystery
She could hear men and women shouting. Angry hollers crashed through the soft humid salty summer night. It was somehow hurtful for Mrs Ponder to hear, as if all that rage was directed at her . . . then she heard the wail of a siren in the distance, at the same time as a woman still inside the building began to scream and scream . . .
I found this book to be so entertaining. It tells the story of kindergarten mothers, and their children. The reader is introduced to each of the main characters and gets to know about what is happening in each persons life. There is issues around parenting, bullying, domestic violence and playground parent politics. There were a lot of twists in the story and it kept me guessing until the very end.
The author presents a mystery at the start of the book, where a murder has taken place at the school trivia night. A detective interviews a bunch of the other parents and the story expands on their observations about the main characters of the story. I was so curious to find out what happened, I read this book lightening fast and just could not put it down. I also really loved the backdrop into suburban life in Australia, and all the complicated messiness of people's lives.
I liked this book so much better then The Husband's Secret and can't wait to check out some of the author's other work.