Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Husband's Secret

17802724From Goodreads:    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.

My Thoughts:

-    Holy crap!! Wow! This book is just. . .wow!

-    This is my third Liane Moriarty book, and each one has blown me away! 

-    This story is filled with heart wrenching situations, and you don't know what the character should do, and neither do they. I kept asking myself what the right thing to do would be, and I don't know. I still don't know. I have no idea what I would do in Cecilia's situation. It would be awful.

-    It took me about 80 pages to really get into the story. I was struggling to figure out who was who, but once it got going, I couldn't stop!

-    I love all the Aussie lingo, like the petrol station. 

-    This book gave me a huge craving for hot cross buns. I'm going to figure out how to make them and have them for Easter. 

-    I didn't know Easter was held during Australia's autumn season. Anyone know more about this?

-    I'm not sure how Tess was effected by John-Paul's secret, and I'm not sure she was even needed in the book. Tess and her husband and cousin were ridiculous. I still enjoyed reading about them, but I thought they were ridiculous. 

-    The ending! It is an ending that will keep you thinking for a long time. I darn near cried! 

-    There is a lot of heavy profanity in this one, more than the other Moriarty books I've read. There is a lot of deity swears and f-bombs. 


  1. I need to read another Liane Moriarty book. I love that you're enjoying them so much. I hope I enjoy her others as much as you have enjoyed them.

  2. I’ve heard people either love or hate this one. I’m excited to read it.

  3. I really liked this one, too. I've enjoyed all the books I've read by Moriarty except the latest one. I wish she didn't have such a potty mouth, but her books are so addicting that I can't help myself!

  4. I had this on my TBR a few years ago but then took it off but now you are making me want to add it again.

  5. I know Australia's seasons are opposite ours, so right now they're in the middle of summer. So it makes sense that Easter would be during their autumn! I've never read any of Liane's books before, but clearly I should remedy that some day.