The Husband's Secret is one of those novels that is perfect for a night spent in, cuddled up in a comfy armchair, book in hand. Or it's perfect for a whole day out on the beach, under the shade of a big umbrella. Point being, you're going to want to find a cozy place to dig into this book, because once you dive in you won't want to put it down.
I'd consider this novel a beach read- well-written and engaging, but nothing spectacular or life-changing. It's entertaining, will keep you hooked, and I thoroughly enjoyed all of it, from beginning to end. In a nutshell (and in my usual style of not giving too much away), it's a book that tells a lot of different stories that all are connected in one way or another. Each chapter goes back and forth between the different characters' sub plots, and to be honest in the beginning I was a bit confused and almost considered taking notes. But stick with it, and by the time you get to the third or fourth chapter you won't be confused at all. On a side note I always marvel when books seamlessly do that. Do you know what I mean? There are a ton of characters, and you feel like you could be lost, but somehow the author manages to make it all work, and before you know it they all seem like old friends with no way you could ever confused one for the other. Or maybe that's just me, and I'm just a super nerd. ;)
Anyway, the book tells the story of Cecilia, a woman living in Australia, who finds a letter from her husband that is marked "only open in the event of my death." I'm sure you can guess what happens next (no spoiler- yes, she opens it!). What she finds, and what transpires between all of the characters, is fascinating.
I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who is looking for an engaging read that will keep you on your toes and totally involved in all of the different types of stories woven throughout the novel. You'll find romance, suspense, sadness, disappointment, new love, old love, the list goes on.
Have you read The Husband's Secret? What did you think? And if you do decide to pick it up, please let me know if you enjoyed it too.
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