Husbands and secrets


The husband's secret

Five books about husbands and secrets. Not all new but definitely worth a read, from Gone Girl to The Husband’s Secret, you will enjoy the twists and turns. Ideal to take your mind off work/love/life/state of the weather.

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable – Sophie Hannah

A  letter that’s not meant to be read . . .Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband’s hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it – and time stops. John-Paul’s letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others.

Cecilia – betrayed, angry and distraught – wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband’s secret, she will hurt those she loves most . . .

Sarah Rayner –  One Moment, One Morning – The Brighton to London line. The 07:44 train. Carriages packed with commuters. A woman applies her make-up. Another occupies her time observing the people around her. A husband and wife share an affectionate gesture. Further along, a woman flicks through a glossy magazine.

Gone girlThen, abruptly, everything changes: a man has a heart attack, and can’t be resuscitated; the train is stopped, an ambulance called. For at least three passengers on the 07:44 on that particular morning, life will never be the same again.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – Nick Dunne’s wife Amy suddenly disappears on the morning of their 5th anniversary. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him. He swears it isn’t true.

Diane Chamberlain – The midwife’s confession The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind Noelle’s suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle – her calling as a midwife, her passion for Vanishing actscauses, her love for her family – described a woman who embraced life. But they didn’t know everything
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Jodi Picoult Vanishing acts Della Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiancé, and her own search and rescue bloodhound. But as she plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can’t recall