Cecelia is the perfect tupperware-wielding upper class wife. Her adorable children are successful at their private school, and her handsome husband makes all of her friends jealous. But something is…off. So when she accidentally finds a letter addressed to her, from her husband, she’s terribly curious. The instructions say to open only in the event of his death. She starts running through oddities in her head, adding up his private crying fits and foul secretive moods into something huge. Should she open the letter? What could he possibly be hiding from her, and is it the reason he’s been acting so strange for their entire marriage?
Unable to take the suspense, she opens it. What she finds will tear her world apart, and shed light on a decades-old mystery. Told from multiple perspectives, The Husband’s Secret is a fascinating thriller unlike others. Instead of trailing us along to finally realize who did what, we know up front some pretty horrible truths. The bigger question is, what would you do with a secret that could ruin the life of someone you love? Follow your sense of morality, or defend them to the death?
And if you chose to ignore the truth, can you handle the consequences?
This is a fabulous beach read for the summer! Intriguing and dark without dipping too far into psychological mayhem, Moriarty keeps us guessing what people will do until the very end. It’s a very real, human story about making hard choices, The Husband’s Secret will make you question just what you would do if put in an awful situation. The story is told from very clean multiple perspectives, and is done well. I always knew whose head I was in, which is hard for many writers. I would highly recommend it!