I’m back again with another book review! The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty was my book club’s pick for February, but it has been on my “Books to Read” list for months! I am glad I finally had an excuse to dive into this best seller.
The story centers around three different women living in Sydney, Australia. I was excited to read about the city I studied abroad in (and fell in love with!) as well as read some familiar Aussie slang. The three main characters in this book are Cecilia, Tess, and Rachel. Each chapter shifts back and forth between their different perspectives, as the story unravels. Cecilia Fitzpatrick is the woman who seemingly has it all. A beautiful family, a successful Tupperware business, and the ability to juggle everything in her life with ease. However, when Cecilia discovers a letter her husband wrote her, only to be opened in the event of his death, it threatens to change not only the life she has built with him but the lives of many others. Tess O’Leary and Rachel Crowley barely know Cecilia, or each other for that matter, but the truth in this letter could shatter everything they thought they knew.
As always, I don’t want to give too much away but I will say that I enjoyed this book! It wasn’t my all-time favorite read, but it was a good choice that I finished within days of starting. Moriarty has a knack for allowing readers to truly relate and even deeply feel what her characters are feeling. It was this ability to go underneath a person’s shiny exterior (particularly that of Cecilia) that I found most compelling about The Husband’s Secret. Each woman’s story is woven together seamlessly, a problem I have noticed other author’s unable to manage effectively. As a devoted fan of Gone Girl, I loved the suspense in this work. I would recommend this book to my friends, and am excited to read Moriarty’s other best seller Big Little Lies. I hear that it is even better than The Husband’s Secret!
What are you currently reading? Anything I should add to my list?