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Preview — Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews
Little Bitty Lies
“A delightful and hilarious tale.”
—Chattanooga Times Free Press
“Little white lies have never been so risky—or so much fun.”
New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews delivers another treasure of a comic novel. Little Bitty Lies is a tantalizing tale about an abandoned Atlanta housewife and mother who tells one tiny white lie that sets her world spi...more
The author leaves so many things in this book unfinished. It's almost as if she got bored with the book and decided to wrap it up half-way through.
The premise is interesting, the characters are likeable and th ...more
It was very light and fluffy, and some of the characters (Katherine, especially) were over the top. I did like Mary Bliss, though, and her adventures in taking care of herself were both upsetting and entertaining.
I found it odd that some things were very "Southern" (capital S), and other things seemed to miss the boat. For example, the first time Erin used a swear word in ...more
Mary Bliss finds out that her husband left her via a note he left in the closet. He cleaned out all of their accounts and remortgaged their house and left her penniless. He did pay up his cantankerous mother's nursing home bill and she does know where he is, but she is not saying.
So, with her best friend and partner in crime, Mary Bliss sets o ...more
Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews centers around Mary Bliss McGowan whose husband has left her and their 17 year old daughter Erin, leaving her only with the kitchen sink. Parker McGowan has run into some business trouble and cleans out all of his family's assets i.e. check ...more
Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews
This sometimes confusing, sort of depressing, yet at the same time, funny and poignant novel is written by the mystery writer Kathy Trocheck. Moreover, it sure looks like the transition to a slightly different style of mystery combined with female literature seems to have been made successfully! I have not read any of the mystery series but if they are half as good as the writing in this novel, I should be pleased.
Yes, t ...more
While I certainly appreciated the somewhat divergent plot of Little Bitty Lies, as a Friday and Saturday night murder mystery obsessee, I couldn't fully immerse myself in this read due to sheer unbelievability. Perhaps if I wasn't aware of all the triple-checks, video cameras, and DNA tests that surround a murder, I could have been fooled that the stunts pulled by protagonist Mary Bliss, and her best frien ...more
I'm sorry I picked this one for our book club to read...
I was disappointed in the story and the characters!
Mary Bliss, the main character was totally without a clue and it wasn't funny, it was just sad.
Katherine was supposed to be her best friend and gave her some of the worst advise ever and Mary Bliss actually went along with it... I guess insurance fraud was supposed to be funny, but I just didn't get it.
There was nothing 'Little Bitty' about her Lies! I onl ...more
I might just have to read this book again!
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy dramatic, fictional, girly books.
The little bitty lies mentioned in the title are more like great big whoppers. At times they seem a little bit over t ...more
Well, Mary Kay Andrews books have sucked me in several times and for the most part I like them, but there always seems to be one little part of the puzzle missing; some things just don't have enough details... Like she had to make this chicken salad for a catering business , but why was this even part of the story ? I kept thinking it was going to l ...more
Mary Bliss McGo ...more
Throw in a highly charged friend, a teenage daughter that needs reigning ...more
My problem with Chick-Lit as a genre is often the main character isn't a strong woman. I don't really empathize or associate well with weak women, so I get very irritated with her poor decisions and when you don't like the main character, but also don't ...more
I didn't know what to expect from this book; it turned out to be a little heavier than my usual preferred genre (Lighthearted Southern Chick Lit, with humor). I also thought the premise of Mary Bliss' lie was a little too implausible, for a woman of her education and background, to even consider attempting, suspension of disbelief aside. It was well-written, however. Although it might not completely to my own personal taste, for people who enjoy this style of novel, I recommend it. ( ...more
She also writes the Callahan Garrity Mystery series and the Truman Kicklighter Mystery series under the pen name Ka ...more