I know it’s late to be writing a book review but I always like to do one while the story is still fresh in my head.
First off, I can’t believe the year is almost over! It has been one hell of a year (and not just because of Trump). I also can’t believe that the last time I blogged was on November the 27th! I have been so swamped with school and work and studying for finals I have had literally no time to read. But the semester had ended and I have finally been able to get back on track with reading. So let’s stop rambling and let’s get on with the review.
The book I’m reviewing today is The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. It is told from the point of view of three women, one of which has a husband with a terrible secret that connects all three to each other.
Honestly, the story wasn’t what I thought it would be. It’s set in the suburbs of Australia, which I like. I like rrading books set in different Locations. However, it’s so suburban one of the wives, Cecelia, sells Tupperware for a living. Like, Ziplock, it-seals-in-the-freshness, Tupperware. It caught me off guard because I wasn’t aware that people actually sold Tupperware for a living. It was actually pretty annoying how “perfect” Cecelia’s suburban life actually seemed but I guess that was the point. That even in perfect Suburbia your whole world can be destroyed in the blink of an eye. I also think it’s more scandalous when stuff happens to people who are pillars of the community because it shows that they are not invincible and most likely they’re the one with the most secrets because they’re trying to convey a sense of perfection.
The person I identified the most with was Tess. She was somewhat shy and strived to be the good person, through and through. There’s a few parts in the book where she does something totally out of character and has no qualms about which I thought was refreshing and something that I would do (OK, not necessarily what she did in the book but you get the point).
What I didn’t like was the epilogue at the end. It was a few pages of “What its.” Like, “if such and such didn’t have this secret then this would’ve happened.” Or “if such and such did that they would’ve been this.” It was like a cause and effect type of situation. Even though the book was about keeping secrets and thinking about “what if” situations, I think that epilogue was cheesy and unnecessary. The book didn’t really keep me entranced as I thought it would’ve and I thought the husband’s secret was a little weak.
Overall, I give it a 2/5.
Until next time!