Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband's SecretThe Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you ever wondered how well you know your spouse, The Husband's Secret will sure make you question it more.

Set between the bustling city of Melbourne, and a quiet suburb of Sidney, several women learn their husbands aren't quite what they seem and one is hiding a secret so big it'll test every bond of marriage when it shouts its ugly truth.

Cecelia Fitzpatrick's life is bustling along at a quick clip. She has three daughters that keep her tied up at both ends, a thriving tupperware business (do people still sell tupperware?), and a doting husband. I mean, he's moody at times, but whose husband isn't? Until one morning while cleaning out the attic she stumbles upon a letter he wrote to her years ago, "In the event of my death..." But Cecelia is a strong woman, she doesn't need to read this letter - especially after her husband asks her not to; brushes it off as a "melodramatic rambling" after the birth of the first daughter. And Cecelia obliges. Until. Until Jean-Paul comes home from his business trip three days early and spends the night tearing apart the attic looking for the letter (which of course isn't there because women are smarter than this...men!). And then she reads.

The horror....

The Husband's Secret challenges your mind, your sympathy, and your patience. The characters are well-drawn and absolutely believable. Liane Moriarty is definitely an author going on the shelf as "to read."

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