Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam (July 2013)
Formats Available: Hardcover, Kindle, Audio
Format Read: ARC
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 thoughts: I had high expectations for The Husband’s Secret when I picked it up and am pleased to say it did not disappoint. A thoroughly engaging story, I absolutely tore through this book. It was fairly easy to figure out what the biggest “secret” was once you got into the story a bit. I thought that there were also a few other secrets that weren’t part of the primary story but were great sub plots.
I immediately identified with the characters with Tess being my favorite. I don’t want to give away too much of the story, but I couldn’t help but cheer for her as her story unraveled.
So many themes for discussion in The Husband’s Secret that you can take your pick. Marriage, infidelity, lies, interpersonal relationships, parenting. I could go on and on.
This book is easily digestible and broken up such that its easy to read in short bursts, but trust me when I tell you that it won’t matter because you won’t want to put it down.
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