Saturday, May 14, 2016

Review: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Women’s Fiction


Penguin Audio

Release Date:
July 2013

Synopsis from Goodreads:

At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that’s not meant to be read

My darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died...

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves.

My Review

This is the first book I’ve read by the author, but I’ve heard many wonderful things about her. I chose to listen to the book on audio and I’m so glad I did. The narrator and author both deliver a powerful storyline jam-packed with all kinds of emotions.

It’s amazing, and so very realistic, that many lives can be touched by one incident – regardless of how big or small that incident might be. I could feel each character’s confusion, pain, and sadness. One horrible tragedy had a domino effect that left so many characters reeling.

The Husband’s Secret will keep readers thinking, long after the story ends. I’ll definitely be looking for more books by this author.

For reading challenges:
Women’s Fiction Reading Challenge 2016
I Love Libraries Reading Challenge 2016

Disclosure: I borrowed the audio from my local library. All opinions expressed are my own.


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