Throwback Thursday meme is hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them. These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, and you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. If you’d just link back to her @ It’s Book Talk she’d so appreciate it!
This week I’m sharing a book by one of my favorite contemporary and adult fiction authors, Liane Moriarty. I just finished watching the HBO series based on her novel Big Little Lies, which is another one of my favorite of her novels (if you haven’t seen the tv series, I highly recommend it!), and it reminded me of how much that I highly enjoy her books although there have been a couple that were more less enjoyable that her others!
Okay, here is my book for the week:
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Published July 30th 2013 by Berkley
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.
I really enjoyed this novel. It might just be one of my favorite of Moriarty’s books making it closely tied to Big, Little Lies for the number one spot. The premise of a husband writing a letter to his wife only to be opened after his death is quite intriguing and mysterious. In this case, it was even more intriguing since the wife, Cecilia, discovers it when her husband was very much alive! And of course, she read it, just as I would have if I came across such a letter! This, of course, opens a Pandora’s Box! What she finds out leads to an intriguing mystery that will not only have consequence’s for Cecelia’s life but for the lives of Tess and Rachel who live in the same town but have nothing in common with Cecelia. It was very interesting to read the three perspectives of these three women and discover how their three different storylines connect into one thread with a phenomenal ending! Also, there are many ethical questions raised in the novel that make you question how our decisions can have widespread and unforeseeable consequences. I highly recommend reading this book!