The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty | Book Review

The review I did of 'The Fault in Our Stars' over a week ago now seemed to go down with you all really well so this week I am back with another book review for you. Lots of people particularly wanted me to review this book, it seems to be quite popular at the moment, although I didn't find that out until I'd read it. My Mum told me to read this as there are some medical connections between me and a character in the book, that was enough to sell it to me! I hadn't heard of it before and I hadn't heard of the author Liane Moriarty before so I was looking forward to reading something very new to me.

The Blurb:

Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband's writing 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 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...

The book revolves around this one secret, a terrible mistake that John-Paul made. It seems like quite a basic story but it really isn't! Unfortunately though it is a very predictable story but don't let that put you off. Also it starts off slowly, I found it quite long winded, especially at the start. The book is quite a read and has a lot of characters in it which at first I found confusing, it was hard to keep up with everything. It starts off with a couple of different stories that eventually merge into one but it took me a while to figure out how they were all connected and exactly who was who. I pushed through the first few chapters though, as soon as you figure out what is going on the book picks up a bit.

I enjoyed seeing the story from lots of different perspectives although like I said above it is very long winded and I think lots of parts could have been cut out. I really started to enjoy it from about the middle of the book onwards, it really does take time to adjust to the way the book is written but in my eyes it's worth it. The story, even though predictable, does make for a good read. It's a very emotional book, although I didn't cry it does show you the many different emotions that we can experience. I like that you see how different people are affected by one situation.

The epilogue is usually not a part of the book that I thoroughly enjoy but Liane Moriarty really made good use of the epilogue and it helped bring the book to an end really well so do not skip it when reading this. It wasn't until the epilogue that I truly discovered the similarities between me and this one character, so I could have just read that but I'm glad I took the time to read the story.

I'd definitely recommend this but be prepared to be confused at first and to deal with how long winded it is!

The Husband's Secret by Liana Moriarty | £3.80 | buy here

Have you read this? What did you think? Or do you want to read it?

Thanks for reading,
Shona x

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