Book Review: The Husband’s Secret

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

*Caution: Spoiler Alert*

I’m at a loss as to whether I should even bother finishing the rest of this book. I think the hype of it is overrated. It was off to a great start with Cecilia finding a letter from her husband.

For my wife, Cecilia Fitzpatrick 

To be opened only in the event of my death

Then we’re introduced to Tess, who’s world comes crumbling down when she discovers her husband Will is in love with her cousin Felicity.
Finally, we meet Rachel who has a daughter that was murdered, a husband who died, and now her son is leaving for New York taking her grandson with him. The only thing she has left.

Sounds like an exciting read right? I thought so too. But then things started to slow down and Cecilia became rather annoying. She spends half the book wondering whether she should open the letter, and what her friends would say. All I kept thinking was, “shut up and open the frikkin letter already!”

By the time she decides she’s going to read the damn thing, I’m pretty sure I’ve already put the pieces together and figured out his big secret.

I do have to admit though, the 3 different stories were intertwined very nicely. It reminded me of the movie Crash and the 3 degrees of separation.  
It’s a shame. What started as what could have been an amazing read, fell short of that.

Genre: Fiction



Published: July 30, 2013

Literary Awards: Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction 2013


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