In a suburban Atlanta neighborhood where divorce is as rampant as kudzu, Mary Bliss McGowan doesnt notice that her own marriage is in trouble until the summer night she finds a note from her husband, telling her hes gone—and taken the family fortune with him.
Stunned and humiliated, a desperate Mary Bliss, left behind with her seventeen-year-old daughter, Erin, and a mountain of debt, decides to salvage whats left of her life by telling one little bitty lie.
At first, Mary Bliss simply tells friends and family that Parker is out of town on a consulting job. Then the lies start to snowball, until Parker turns up dead. Or does he?
Mary Blisss formerly staid existence careens into overdrive as she copes with an oversexed teenager, a mother-in-law with Ethel Merman delusions, and the sudden but delicious shock of finding herself pursued by two men: the next-door neighbor whos looking for a suitable second wife, and a dangerously attractive ex-cop whos looking for the truth about Parker McGowan.
Little Bitty Lies is a comic Southern novel about all the important things in life: marriage and divorce, mothers and daughters, friendship and betrayal, small-town secrets, and one womans lifelong quest for home—and the perfect recipe for chicken salad.