The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I hate when a book makes me sad… then I hate the book, even if it was soooo good, like this one was.
I need a good HEA to recover from this book.
The Husband’s Secret tells the story of three seemingly unconnected women, Cecilia, the perfect suburban wife who finds a letter from her husband to be read after his death. Tess, whose husband has fallen in love with her formerly fat, now gorgeously slim cousin, and Rachel who is still haunted by the unsolved murder of her daughter, twenty eight years ago.
So I kind of guessed the secret in the letter before the author revealed it…;) but I guess Ms Moriarty wasn’t going much for mystery. It was more about the emotions of the characters, and how they’re affected by the strange, sad, and tragic past and present events in their lives and it’s these emotions and events that are so heartwrenching to the reader.
I loved this book. It has that Elizabeth George, [b:Playing for the Ashes|305854|Playing for the Ashes (Inspector Lynley #7)|Elizabeth George|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1326459483s/305854.jpg|1119152] vibe, that sick painful feeling in the pit of your stomach, that all this could have been avoided….. if only. I guess that’s the torture we enjoy, the torture of wanting so desperately to go inside the book and tell them, and being unable to.