This is the second book I have read from Liane Moriarty. The first one I read was Three Wishes. I thought I did a review on that one but I must have missed it! Now I’m a bit annoyed at myself..
I really enjoy Liane as an author, her books are never boring, and they never drag on, there is always something happening which makes you want to keep reading to find out what’s going to happen next.
My 18th instalment of this series, is the book called:
THE HUSBANDS SECRET by Liane Moriarty
The main character in the book is named Cecilia Fitzpatrick, though the story often goes to two other characters, to help you understand the story better and to know the connection between people – she is very good at this style of writing.
It began one day, when Cecelia found a letter from her husband, to her, that said it could only be opened after his death. This obviously had a deep, dark secret on it, and Cecelia’s husband did not want to be alive when she read it and found out. This had the potential to destroy the life they built together, and the lives of other as well, not just including their family. She couldn’t resist but to open this letter, while her husband was still alive…
Cecelia is a very successful businesswomen, selling Tupperware, and a devoted wife and mother, to three daughters. She is also very well known around the local community. Her life is extremely organised and everything is in it’s place. The letter she opens just about changes everything.
I personally read this quite quickly as I enjoyed it thoroughly. I think it had a bit of an abrupt end, I wanted it to just keep going, and it had full potential to keep going. If you’re into drama, mystery, fiction and adult fiction, you will love this one.
I also wasn’t a fan of the stuff about the Berlin Wall?? I didn’t understand it’s significance with the book and I couldn’t really understand it, it could have done without that.
This book sold over three MILLION copies – wow! It was a number 1 UK bestseller, an Amazon Best Book of 2013, and has been translated into over 40 different languages. This is crazy. If this doesn’t convince you to read it, I don’t know what will!
A couple of downfalls with this one, but I quite enjoyed it and would recommend.
I give this one a 7/10!
If you have any book recommendations for me, please let me know in the comments!
Thanks for sticking around,