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January 21, 2016

The Husband's Secret



The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
Fiction
2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Read by Caroline Lee
Finished on June 30, 2015
Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)



 

Publisher's Blurb:

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.

Entertaining, yet easily forgettable. So much so, that I'm struggling to remember exactly what was the secret! I enjoy Moriarty's writing and snappy dialogue, and loved What Alice Forgot, but these are not the sort of books that I'll ever read a second time. In a word, beachread!

6 comments:

  1. She does write great dialogue, doesn't she? I did think about What Alice Forgot for a while but haven't read this book yet.

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    1. I can still picture scenes from What Alice Forgot, but not so much from this book. I wonder if that's due to the fact that I listened to this one on audio. Nah. Scratch that. I've listened to a lot of audio books that have left a great impression and I can still recall vivid scenes without having read the actual book in print.

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  2. Moriarty's books make great book club choices - we read this one a couple of years ago and it has a lot to discuss with all of the characters' issues. One of our members always makes notes about things she found funny in books and I remember a funny scene she'd noted having to do with Cecelia's Tupperware sales.

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    1. I'll bet this was a great book club choice to discuss! I vaguely remember the Tupperware sales. I'll have to thumb through the book at work on Monday to jog my feeble memory.

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  3. Oh darn... I hate it when I can't remember what the book was about. Glad that at least you did find it enjoyable. I have this one on loan from the library but just not sure if I'll get to it before it's due back!

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    1. It only seems to happen with those ho-hum sort of books. It was entertaining at the time, so I can't complain.

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