The Husband's Secret Author:Liane Moriarty Finally available in paperback—the #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Big Little Lies and What Alice Forgot. — At the heart of The Husband?s Secret is a letter that is not meant to be read... — 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... more », too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not only the life you have built together, but the lives of others as well. And then imagine 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, 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. There are other women who barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they, too, are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband?s secret.
I'm still trying to figure out why so many people gave this book 5 stars. It's not an awful book but it was so very predictable in many ways. (I knew what the secret was before the letter was opened and already knew what most of the characters would do.) The epilogue was a jumble of ideas that must have floated through the author's head but didn't necessarily need to be thrown in there. This was a book about sad people, with sad secrets, who apparently place no value in honesty. Some of the situations were completely ridiculous. Again, not an awful book but it tries too hard to be clever with so many "connected" characters and a "secret" that you can see coming a mile away. Good for a quick, easy read though.
This is the second book I have read by this author. Although I found this book less thrilling as the first, it was good. It revealed a "secret" which you could guess about halfway through the book and I wondered how it was going to make the last half of the book work, but it did and it was still filled with twists and turns. Overall a good book, filled with likable characters who at times are not likeable (a lot like real life!!)