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The Husband's Secret Review

The Husband's Secret Review

This is the second novel I’ve read by Moriarty, and I was able to pick out similarities in her writing structure. She likes to have a “perfect” character who appears to have life figured out, then put them in a chaotic environment. She also likes to have multiple story lines and in the end mesh them together.

The Husband’s Secret provides mystery and comedy, but also leaves you thinking about it for days. You can read a summary here.

Throughout the novel, I was wondering how Moriarty was going to tie all the characters together. She presents multiple characters with vastly diverse backgrounds, but they do have one thing in common. They all hate someone. (Slight spoilers ahead!)

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Cecilia Fitzpatrick thinks she knows her husband like the back of her hand, but after learning a secret he’s kept hidden from his teenage years, she begins to hate him. Tess hates her husband for falling in love with someone else. Rachel hates the man who murdered her daughter.

Despite these character’s hatred, the hate is rooted with love. Moriarty leaves the reader wondering if you can really love someone after they’ve hurt you, or someone else, so deeply.

This isn’t on my top favorite book list, but it was a suspenseful and gripping read. All of Moriarty's novels have a fun twist to it and are worth a read. 

-Go with the tide- 

Monica

Questions for you:

-Have you read any of Moriarty's novels? Which is your favorite? 

-What are your favorite suspense novels? 

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The Circle Review

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