This novel’s narrative is shared between three women: Cecilia, Rachel and Tess. As their stories unfold, we learn that the women all share a connection. While the women are not always likable, I was enthralled by all of their stories and never disappointed when the narrative would switch to a new character. Moriarty’s writing style is very straightforward, and she excels at characterization and suspense. I neglected my household duties and hunkered down in my armchair every night until I finished this page-turner.
I feel the true measure of a good book is whether I think about it after I have turned the last page. I found myself considering what I would have done had I been in the situation of the characters in The Husband’s Secret. The story is very thought-provoking and will leave the reader with much to ponder.
If you enjoy character-driven women’s fiction with suspenseful plot-lines search the VBPL catalog for The Husband’s Secret and other novels by Liane Moriarty. Also, try out books by other authors who write moving and thought-provoking women’s fiction: Elin Hilderbrand, Kristin Hannah, and Barbara Delinsky.