Goodreads Summary-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 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.
- Writing– Liane Moriarty is a stellar writer. I really appreciate the way she writes dialogue as well as the inner thoughts of her characters.
- Unpredictable– I really thought I had all the twists figured out but I always ended up being completely wrong. What I really enjoyed was the fact that although the twists were unpredictable, they also made a lot of sense and were not completely out of left field.
- Believable characters– All the characters are flawed, and very realistic. I did not agree with a lot of the choices that they made but I understood why they made them.
- Epilogue- This epilogue might go down as one of my favourites of all time. It was such a unique and genius approach. It truly blew me away.
- The Berlin Wall discussions– There were a lot of references and passages about the Berlin Wall. I understand what the author was trying to do but I don’t think it added anything to the story.
You’ve been here before. It won’t kill you. It feels like you can’t breathe, but you actually are breathing. It feels like you’ll never stop crying, but you actually will.”
“All these years there had been a Tupperware container of bad language in her head, and now she opened it and all those crisp, crunchy words were fresh and lovely, ready to be used.”
“None of us ever know all the possible courses our lives could have, and maybe should have taken.”
The Husband’s Secret won’t be for everybody, but if the Goodreads summary interests you at all then take my advice and read this book! I devoured this book so quickly, and I can not wait to get my hands on more of Liane Moriarty’s books. I have not read Big Little Lies by the same author, but I did watch the TV show and loved it! If you have read any of her other novels please let me know which one I should read next.