Friday, 12 September 2014

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Brief blurb:
The Husband's Secret follows a few characters intrinsically linked by a secret from the past. Cecelia Fitzpatrick finds a letter addressed to her by her husband, John Paul, which is only to be opened after his death. Cecelia is curious but John Paul's reaction is even more bewildering. What is he hiding? 

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My say:
I really wanted to like this book. But it just didn't click for me.

In the beginning, I thought this was because I couldn't make the connection between all the characters. What does Cecelia have in common with Rachel? How does Tess fit in? Needless to say, it is John Paul's secret that link the three women in a way that they wouldn't have dreamed of. When everything starts to fall into place, I however started to feel even more disconnected. While I understood why the story unfolded like it did, it just felt like all rationality broke loose. None of the characters had the strength or resolve to stick to their beliefs and morals.

In the end, it's the innocent who suffers the most - an almost full circle of pain and suffering.

Recommendation: Alright for a light read.

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