The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty

What would you do if you discovered a secret about your husband that would ruin your whole life?
At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that’s not meant to be readMy darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died...


Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves.

I was skeptical about this book, I thought it was a good idea but when I stated to read it took a while to get to the actual secret. I was anxious and I wanted to know what he did. But once the secret was revealed the book took off. It really shows how something that happened decades ago can come back to hunt you, and completely change your life in a matter of seconds. This book was great, not my favorite but it was really good and a fast read. Simple and to the point. It touches on relationships, love, friendship, family, murder, forgiveness and life. It has a little bit of everything while still sticking to the main story. I think anyone can relate to at least one of the characters in the book.
The story follows 3 families, at first the families don't have anything in common, but as the books continues we learn just how much they are all connected. And how each of their actions affects the people around them. Sort of like the movie The Butterfly Effect, everything we do has consequences and sometimes those consequences trigger other actions that affect other people.
While reading the book I pretty much guessed everything that was going to happen, you can say it's predictable, but I still enjoyed reading it. I was actually prompted enough to look up some things about the Berlin Wall. The author uses a nice way to connect a historical event like taking down the Wall with what the characters are going though. Like the Wall that came down and feed the people, so does getting the truth out there and freeing your soul.

Secret Life of Bees MOVIE

So I watched the movie "The Secret Life of Bees" and I gotta say it's really good, follows the book really closely. And I found myself feeling kind of sorry for the dad, I know in the book he is represented as this evil person who tortures his daughter, but in the move they kinda made it look different. I sort of understood where all the anger came from, going from being madly in love and then your wife leaves you. And then she dies. And then your daughter leaves you. That's a lot to take in. Well I know some of you might not agree completely with me but that's just my opinion.  Overall the movie is really great, and they picked really great actors too.
Check out the book review here.

Almost Home by Pam Jenoff

Pam Jenoff you are a genius!

I couldn't get enough of this book. Brilliant work, full of mystery and betrayal, I couldn't read fast enough to find out the truth about what happened, and who was behind all the murders. And just as the story finished the climax another one started. Pulling me even more into it. It's a good thing I got the second book already or I would go crazy. The book starts with Jordan, an American diplomat, after ten years she is still grieving for her boyfriend Jared who drowned in the river Cam two weeks before graduation at Cambridge. She swore she would never return to London, she couldn't bare to see the place where she had seen him last. But that all changes when Jordan finds out her friend from College is terminally ill, she decides to go to London to help her friend, while taking a job there. Just as she is ready to start her life in London Chris, a friend from school tells her that Jared didn't drown, he was murdered. She soon discovers that Jared's research of WWII uncovered a secret that some will go to great lengths to cover. She must now find out who killed him and why. The truth has to be revealed, even if it threatens to change her life forever.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - REVIEW

Vida Winter is an author famous for her collection of stories, she has spend decades creating fictional biographies about herself, never wanting to reveal the truth about her past. Now old and sick she is ready to tell the truth. She requests that Margaret Lea be the one to write her story. As Margaret tries to absorb the whole story she is mesmerized, Vidas past is full of hope, ghosts, strangeness, and a fire that changes everything.
 
I liked this book very much, I enjoy the suspense that leads up to the ending. I wouldn't say the plot is very believable, but I guess there are people out there who are like Vida. It was interesting to read through the twists and turns that this book has, and I would recommend it to someone who likes gothic novels. The style is very similar to Kate Morton's books, If I didn't know I'd say it was the same author. 

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

sarah's key book review

The litte girl Sarah Starzynski manages to hide her little brother in a cupboard (their secret hiding place) before the police take her and her parents to the Vélodrome d'Hiver, where they await to be transported to Auschwitz.Fast forward sixty years later Julia Jarmond an American journalist living in France uncovers what has happened to her and her family. This discovery makes her question her relationship with her husband and his family's involvement. She is determined to find out the truth, even if it destroys her family. About half way though the book the story shifts to Sarahs point to view and back to Julia. We are able to connect with the girl on a deeper lever and feel what she felt. Her love for her brother nearly got her killed yet she never gave up.Although the book is written in pretty simple language I still enjoyed it and would recommend it for someone who enjoys an easy read. But it still could have been written a little better. After the big secret is revealed the book looses steam. It feels more like it's about Julia then Sarah, how she struggles with her marriage, family and some moral issues. I would prefer to find out more about Sarah then just the woman who's doing research on her.

Overall this book is pretty good. Makes you think of what people went though during the war and while some people try to face the facts, others seem to think that since they didn't live through it it never happened. There is also a movie made from this book. Check it out

Hoping Netflix has it soon. Looks pretty good compared to the book.

 

 

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