Publication Date: 1st April 2013
Time: 13hrs 48mins
Narrated by: Caroline Lee
Book Source: Own audio
Synopsis: From the author of the critically acclaimed What Alice Forgot comes a breakout new novel about the secrets husbands and wives keep from each other.
My Darling Cecilia
If you're reading this, then I've died . . .
Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something so terrible it would destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others too. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive . . .
Cecilia Fitzpatrick achieved it all - she's an incredibly successful business woman, 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 devastating secret.
The Husband's Secret is an unputdownable look at the human psyche, the complexities of conscience, right and wrong. There's a slow peeling back of layers, puzzle pieces gradually forming a complete picture.
Funny, poignant, shocking, heartbreaking, The Husband's Secret is all this and so much more. Liane Moriarty's characterisation is superb, and likable or not, the characters are relatable in their strength's and flaws.
Three women; Cecelia her ordered life shattered by her husband's devastating secret, Tess & Rachael irrevocably connected by that secret. Love, guilt, punishment and forgiveness all intertwined.
Can't really go into any more detail without entering spoiler territory and this is most definitely best read with as little foreshadowing as possible. Surprisingly it's not all dark and achy, the dry humour and Cecelia's internal dialogue cracked me up.
The Husband's Secret is compelling reading, I just had to know what happened; don't plan on putting this one down. Narrator, Caroline Lee does a stellar job with this one and the epilogue was one of the best ever.
An immensely readable, thought provoking story of light and shade that leaves you questioning ...
Recommend: In a heartbeat
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