One of my fav things about a holiday are the endless hours you can spend kicking back with a bangin’ book. During our trip to Hawaii, that’s exactly what I did and one of the books I flew through was The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.
A couple peeps recommended this book to me with the preface that if I loved The Girl on The Train then I was going to get pretty bloody excited about this one. They were right.
Similar to The Girl on The Train, I initially found the book super confusing as jumping from narrative to narrative means it can take to a while to get your book bearings. I love donning my imaginary detectives hat and solving some mysteries, so that just got me more into the book. Side note: Pretty sure I’ve solved ‘Making a Murderer’ so not much stumps me. #callmesherlock
The book follows the story of three women fighting their own battles:
- Tess – doing her best to navigate through marital issues she didn’t see coming;
- Rachel – trying to deal with the all consuming grief caused by the loss of her murdered daughter;
- Cecelia – reeling from the discovery of a dark and devastating secret concealed by, you guessed it… her husband.
Although I wasn’t enthralled for the entirety of the book, I found great satisfaction in seeing the ways in which these initially disconnected lives weave together and dramatically inpact on one another.
I’d definitely recommend this book if you’re scanning the library for your next mysterious read however I’d check out Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train first -if you haven’t already!
Until next time…That’s what she said.