The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty, has been on my reading list for ages. I’m not sure why I resisted reading it for so long, but I did. I kept bumping it further and further down my Good Reads reading queue.
And then…. I finally downloaded it…
And I started reading it and was so irritated with it, I stopped reading it. Now, anyone knows me, knows that I absolutely hate not finishing a book, so I went back to the book last week and you won’t believe what happened…..
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 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.
I got properly sucked into the story!
The book started out slowly for me, I think part of the reason why I wanted to give up on the story initially is because you’re introduced to all the characters quite quickly in the book and I found myself getting confused.
But as the story unfolds, you begin to realize that there is so much more going on than originally thought. Much like in life, this book reminds us that there are always consequences, that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. That living with guilt is exhausting and doing the right thing is often far more complicated than it initially seems.
In the end, I loved the book.
Yes, it started out slow for me and I almost gave up on it, but as the mystery began to unfold, I found myself on the edge of my seat, unable to put the book down. Desperate to know how it was all going to end.
A solid 4 star read from me. Especially if you love psychological thrillers.
I’m really quite obsessed with the psychological thriller genre at the moment, which has been your favourite book from this genre so far?