I have a confession to make. I don’t generally like or even enjoy “chick lit”. I dread it. I look at reviews and I wonder how anyone can read such a book. My judgment was always that these books were like bubblegum pop in the music world… Filled in a hole, but there’s always something better out there. I saw them as a waste of my time so I chose not to read them. Welp. I was wrong. I made a judgment call based on a couple of books and I shouldn’t have. Because this book, Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret, was good. It was better than good. It was excellent. I am even giving it five stars (which is not normal for me- four stars are easy to come by, but five stars are rare).
I can’t give away too much. I am nervous saying much about this book at all except that it was intriguing, kept me wanting more, and was one of the best books I have read thus far this year. I should not have dismissed it at all. I should have dug right in when I first saw reviews of it. I regret that.
I listened to the audiobook version on Scribd. Yes, I am that nerd that has a Scribd account and just LOVES it. Audiobooks are hit and miss with me. Sometimes I really love them. Sometimes they ruin a book for me. This one was well done. I could have listened to more if there was more to the book. I loved it.
What can I say??? I really don’t want to ruin this for anyone. I think it is a book best gone into with no preconceived notions or any idea of what this big secret is. What everyone’s secret is. I will say that at first you get a bit confused as to all the characters, but they are all interconnected in ways that come out as the book goes on. Jaw dropping revelations are made. You get angry, you get happy, you scream, you cry. You love every minute of it. And the epilogue is astounding. Read it just to read that epilogue.
So, go buy this book from your local bookstore, Walmart, or on Amazon. Rent it from the library or Scribd if you’re like me and have an account. Go read this book. IT IS AMAZING!