The second series of Big Little Lies returns to the small screen on Monday 10th June 2019, having added yet another A-lister, Meryl Streep, to its cast. If you've been eagerly awaiting the first episode, no doubt you'll have wanted to devour the page-turner behind the TV adaptation.  So, with the season of holiday reads in full swing, here's our edit of the very best books like Big Little Lies.


The Rumour

When single mum Joanna moves to a small town to start a new life with her bullied son, she’s desperate for both of them to make friends. Trying to fit in with the mums at the school gate, Joanna shares a rumour she’s heard, but the gossip and suspicions soon take on a life of their own. A notorious child-killer has been released from prison, and the rumour is they’ve started a new life not too far away.



The Trophy Child

Set in a idyllic community in the Lake District, The Trophy Child is a domestic thriller about motherhood and the darker side of family life. ‘Tiger mother’ Karen Bloom will accept nothing less than success, from her husband and from her children. But when tragedy strikes, her seemingly perfect life starts to fall apart . . .