The Husband's Secret

The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty

I've been reading a slew of dark fantasy and wanted to read something different - something more contemporary but well written and I picked a winner in this.  Wonderful characters, great writing with a sly sense of humor thrown in.  There is a lot of sadness intertwined in the events of this book and while I can't speak to the authenticity of character's responses and actions because I haven't gone through something like this, but I felt like I knew them and could understand what they were going through. 



I love Joanna Trollope because her characters live on each and every page, and this author does the same.  The book follows three disparate couples, each with secrets that eventually come out - marriages falter and for some, what happened in the past affects the decisions they make on how to deal with these secrets.  


As I was reading, I kept putting myself in their place, wondering what I would do.  Often, in these books, I'm more than sure how I'd react, but in this book I was really dithering.  I like that in a book - that I'm no more certain how I'd act than these characters often were.


The ending was satisfying and Moriarty adds an interesting epilogue that I think brought something extra to the overall story.  This definitely was one