What We're Reading: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

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Remember when I said I wanted to read more fiction novels? Well, I’ve officially started and I couldn’t have kept this promise with a better book. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty is such a page turner and I can’t give enough praise for how amazing this book is.

I first came across Moriarty’s books when I worked at Barnes & Noble in college. People were always buying her books and raving about them, but I was just too busy with school to take the time to dive into one. Low and behold, one of her books, Big Little Lies, became a hit HBO show, which I binged because why not? (If you haven’t seen it, you definitely should!) So, naturally, when it was time for me to choose a book to read, I went for a Moriarty book.

The Husband’s Secret had me hooked from the short, but enticing summary on the back of the book. It tells the story of three women whose lives are about to be affected by the contents of a secret letter written by the husband of Cecilia Fitzpatrick.

To say this book was an entertaining read for me would be an understatement. I literally COULD NOT put it down! I would read it on the way to work, feel tempted to pick it up while I was at work, read it on the way home from work, and so on and so on. I just couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next. Whenever I thought I uncovered the mystery, I turned out to be completely wrong. And don’t get me started on the twist. You will scream! I was so caught off guard, but I enjoyed the feeling of being so wrapped up in the story of these women.

They each had different lives that were blended together due to the St.Angela primary school in that they were attached to in some way or another. Readers really get to know each character and it doesn’t ever feel overcrowded. Moriarty does a great job of interweaving their lives without having readers feel completely lost. I became captivated by her style of writing as well. It has a very light, happy-go-lucky tone, but the story is actually pretty dark, so don't be fooled. It brought life to that overall theme of life in the suburbs not being as picture perfect as it may seem like it is from the outside.

This book will have you thinking about what you just read long after it’s over.

Have you read The Husband’s Secret? Let me know what you thought of it!

-Carine