Imagine 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 too. 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 business woman, 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. [Taken from lianemoriarty.com.au]
- Book: The Husband’s Secret
- Author: Liane Moriarty
- Date: 2013
- Genre: Novel
- Publisher: Penguin
- Pages: 406
- Price: £7.99
- Three Words: Suspenseful, Honest, Insightful
Plot: Fresh, compelling and easy to follow. Tells the story of women who had no idea that their lives were connected and how the one of their husband’s secret set all things in motion. Loved the ending, thought it perfectly fitted the nature of the novel and its themes – the question of whether all is in the hands of fate, destined to happen or just a random line of events.
Characters: Plenty of different characters that show how wrongly sometimes we perceive other peoples actions and how connected our lives can be without us realising it. Loved the fact that the main women had such distinctive natures, opposite characters, it maid the novel very engaging.
Writing Style: The writing was lovely and nothing wrong has caught my attention but at the same time I can’t say it was something new or unexpected. Smooth, flowing, connecting ideas clearly and letting the reader follow the story.
Final Thoughts: This is the kind of perfect book that I enjoy reading. It has everything I look for in a novel – well thought out narrative, intriguing characters, deep complex themes and a suspense that keeps leaving you wanting more. I kept reading this book every free second I had just to know how all this is going to turn out. Would confidently recommend it to novel lovers.
RATING 1 TO 5
- Plot – 5
- Characters – 5
- Writing Style – 4,5
- In All – 4,8
All the information is based according to the specific edition that you see in the photograph.