When I read The Husband’s Secret, I was on a vacation of sorts in Oregon with my in-laws and husband, and really just needed something to help me get away from everything that was going on. I was sort of desperate, and not much was drawing me in, but this – this one drew me in. It’s slow to start out, the painting of the picture takes a little while to come into focus, but when it finally did focus, I was completely devoted to finding out what the secret was.
Summary from Goodreads: Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, 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, 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 secret.
Once I was invested in the story, I couldn’t put it down. The people drew me in, the author has this uncanny way of making the characters seem like they’re your best friends. I needed to know what was going to happen to Cecilia and Tess and I wanted to know right away (hence finishing it in one night). The secret itself, I honestly did not see coming. It was pure shock for me and I gasped out loud when I realized what it was. Liane Moriarty does an amazing job of tying all of the loose ends together and I definitely recommend this if you can get through the slow beginning. I rated it 4/5 on Goodreads.