20 Big Differences Between Big Little Lies: The Show and The Book It’s Based On

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Jane Saw Her Attacker

Differences Between Big Little Lies The Show and The Book


This one is a doozy. In the book, Jane saw and heard her attacker. She was still under the impression his name was “Saxon Banks,” but if she had laid eyes on Perry before the story’s dramatic climax or ever heard his voice, she would have immediately recognized him as her rapist. Trying to keep Perry’s reveal a secret is, most likely, why they removed Jane’s eating disorder because the audience would have easily figured out his identity from the sound of his voice. Keeping the mystery alive for HBO’s loyal viewers meant that major pieces of Jane’s assault had to be changed.

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