Expert Book Reviews presents a comprehensive review, analysis and plot summary of Liane Moriarty’s novel The Husband’s Secret.
Everyone has secrets, and The Husband’s Secret explores three typical Australian couples who experience revelations but never learn other key secrets. Your secret might be that you came up with clever questions and insights for your book club meeting by using Expert Book Reviews to help you interpret the plot and suggest literary devices, like the book’s consistent use of the fall of the Berlin Wall as a metaphor.
The story unfolds with consummate skill as each of three women discover heartbreaking betrayal. Cecilia finds an envelope hidden in the attic with the legend that it should only be opened after husband John-Paul’s death. Meanwhile, Tess discovers that her husband and best friend have fallen in love. Rachel, who lost her teen-aged daughter in an unsolved murder case, frets that her remaining son and his wife are moving away to New York for two years with her grandson, a child that Rachel adores.