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on March 17, 2015
The Husband’s Secret is by Liane Moriarty. It is an interesting novel that is told through the eyes of three characters, Cecilia, Tess, and Rachel. The lives of these three women intertwine due to the death of Rachel’s daughter, Janie. Janie had been strangled when she was seventeen. She was killed twenty-eight years ago.
Cecilia is happily married to John-Paul and had three delightful girls. Besides running the household, taking care of the children, chairing various committees at the school and church, Cecile also sells Tupperware. In fact, she is the biggest seller of Tupperware around. To be able to juggle all her jobs, Cecilia is lucky to have a bit of OCD. She is thoroughly organized and never forgets things.
Rachel is the secretary of St. Angela’s school three days a week. The other two days are spent taking care of her grandson, Jacob. Rachel’s husband Ed had died as did her daughter Janie. After Janie’s death, Rachel withdrew within herself and is just now realizing that. She did know that her son, Rob, was somewhat neglected emotionally during this period. All she wants is the murderer to be found and brought to justice. She thinks the PE teacher at her school, Connor Whitby was the murderer. No proof has been found for her belief or has it?
Tess is the account manager of an advertising firm TWF. It is owned by Tess, her husband Will, and her cousin Felicity. Amazingly, the business is doing very well. They work out of the basement of Tess and Will’s home. Then one day, Will and Felicity tell Tess they are in love with each other although they had not been to bed together. As if that made it OK! Tess is floored by this information as she and Felicity had been brought up like sisters or twins. They had been together all their lives. Felicity even told Tess she should marry Will. Tess leaves home with her son Liam and returns to her mother’s home to take care of her mother who had broken her ankle. She enrolls Liam in St. Angela’s school where she meets Cecilia, Rachel, and Connor.
How will their lives entwine now? One of them knows who killed Janie; but is reluctant to tell the truth. What would happen if it were told? Someone’s life would be ruined as well as the lives of their family.
This is a really good book and I highly recommend it.