Review: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty


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Goodreads Synopsis:

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 Review:

This was a very exhausting read, but it was really good and I enjoyed it. There are SO many characters that it made my head spin a little but once I started remembering who was who and their relationships, I was able to sail through the book quickly. An in depth review would give away too much and I don’t want to spoil any important details. It was all of those little details woven together that kept the book suspenseful and kept me guessing.

What I love most is that I never saw the twist in the husband’s letter. It wasn’t even a thought in my mind and I didn’t foresee the ending, either. In my mind – that makes for the best kind of read – if I am kept wondering up until the reveal. I especially enjoyed the authors witty writing and how she kept you wanting more at the end of each chapter. 

This book will make for a fantastic book club discussion. It left me questioning myself and what I would have done when faced with the same dilemmas as the characters in this book. 

If you’re looking for a really good book club selection – I highly recommend this one!


4 thoughts on “Review: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

  1. Jade @ Bits & Bobs says:

    I actually read The Husband’s Secret as a book club choice and you are quite right with it rising a lot of questions.

    My quibble with this book was the insane amount of characters – I don’t deal with a lot of characters very well much less in a story where they have different going ons and such. But what made me enjoy the book ultimately was that I didn’t see the end coming! It was a great twist, that’s for sure.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, it was interesting to learn of someone’s thoughts who were akin with mine.


    • Brandie says:

      I agree – the amount of characters were overwhelming and it was hard to keep them straight. I couldn’t put the book down for too long or I’d have to reacquaint myself with the people each time. I’m interested to see what everyone’s thoughts will be at my work bookclub next week!

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