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.
Pages: 394 (Hardcover)
Publisher: Published July 30th 2013 by Putnam Adult (first published April 26th 2013)
Rating: 8 out of 10
Source: Checked out from the library
Date Completed: August 2, 2014
I did not know much about The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty when it was selected as the October read for the Boston book club. Since we pick our books three at a time, I was glad for the extra time to wait for it to come from the library. The book started off really slowly for me and I was concerned that it was going to drag. During most of the time I was reading the book, I was also preparing for the bar exam. I would read for a few minutes almost every night as a treat. As I got deeper into the book, I began to look forward to those few minutes more and more.
I was impressed with how the author weaved together the lives of three women who seem to be living very separate lives. There was a lot of potential for clichés and there are a few, but overall I was surprised with the plot twists and character realizations. I think I will always associate this book with rewards. When I finished taking the bar exam, instead of getting drunk at the bar, I found a quiet corner and read for almost an hour while I waited for Partner to pick me up. It felt divine!