The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty

The Husband’s Secret opening line: Poor, poor Pandora.

The Husband's Secret
The Husband’s Secret
My blurb:

Does the truth really set you free? In this book we discover that the truth can harm and hurt and that the truth can result in peace and absolution. Cecilia uncovers a truth which helps Rachel find peace but yet totally affects her entire life. Does sharing the truth help her and is she too late? Will and Felicity share a truth and this helps Tess realize how life is meant to be, but was the cost of the truth worth the damage done?

The Husband’s Secret

Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband’s hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it – and time stops. John-Paul’s letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others. Cecilia – betrayed, angry and distraught – wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband’s secret, she will hurt those she loves most…

My verdict:

Centered around St. Angela’s Parish on the North Shore of Sydney, I was able to relate to the book as my family live there. I could also easily recognize colloquial terms such as ‘spruiking’ from having watched numerous episodes of MasterChef Australia. This book was a good read and I really loved every moment of it. Once I worked out who was who and how they fit into the jigsaw of the book, it was easy to turn page after page, waiting to know what comes next.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781405911665
Format Paperback
Published October 2013

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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