The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty ~ Fiction Book Review

wpb15This is the third book I’ve read by Aussie author Liane Moriarty, and while I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much as the other two, I wouldn’t say the book disappointed, either. There was a lot of hype about this title and I opened to the first page with my expectations set very high.

Moriarty is a talented author who writes stories with interesting characters and compelling plots. That said, I’ve found in all her books that there’s an element of the ‘not very likely’ and by that I mean her books are best approached by those who read with suspended disbelief. If you need a novel where all actions and reactions are firmly ground in reality, this would not be your best choice.

With the title, it would be near impossible for her to have kept the major plot line from being predictable, and I must admit that I didn’t identify with any of the characters, but despite all that I found it difficult to put the book down. 4 stars.

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  1. I read this book at the beginning of the year. It was my first Liane Moriarty book. I definitely enjoyed it, but didn’t absolutely love it. I gave it a 3.75 out of 5 stars. Which of her other books was your favorite? I wanted to give her another try 🙂


    1. I’ve read “Big Little Lies” and “What Alice Forgot”. Both were kind of quirky and fun. “Big Little Lies” is a mystery written in an interesting style. I enjoyed it, but the person I passed the book to didn’t like the way it was written. I really liked “What Alice Forgot”. Again, cute and quirky, but it makes you think. 🙂

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  2. I’m always concerned about picking up an overhyped book, but I have been curious about this title for some time. Glad to hear that it’s well written, so I will definitely add it to my list.

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