I had never read anything by this author and have to say I really enjoyed her writing. She talks about the pain and suffering of daily life -- and how the smallest twists and turns can derail someone's path -- but with a lot of wit. I found myself laughing out loud many times, but also identifying with many of the characters' anguish.
The story has a few implausible coincidences and I guessed the "husband's secret" almost immediately, but neither thing affected my enjoyment. Like I said in the headline to this review, I was sorry to leave the characters behind when the book was over. I immediately downloaded another book by Moriarty ("The Hypnotist's Love Story") to see if it would be inhabited by similar people. So far, it's not as good as The Husband's Secret, but still a fun read.
I decided to try this book because I enjoyed "Big Little Lies". Caroline Lee was the narrator for both books. She does such a great job. She doesn't just say the lines, she becomes the characters. The only blip in her performance is when she does a cringe-worthy impression of Ronald Reagan.
Liane Moriarty's books probably fall under chick lit - full of drama and female crises. Generally, that would turn me off. However, her books are so entertaining and I never want to stop reading. She is clever, and you are never quite sure where she is heading.
I enjoyed this book almost as much as BLL. The only problem I had in this book was that one of the characters was not really affected by "the husband's secret". Otherwise, I highly recommend this book.
The second half of the book was the best! This is a wonderful sorry of forgiveness, karma and truly choosing your love. I enjoyed it so very much. The narrator did a great job. I loved the voices of all the characters. I highly recommend this book.
I don't know if I'm more in love with the book author or the book reader. I will count them equally as wonderful. I can't wait to listen to number three and four and five and....
This is an engaging story that keeps you guessing, but I have to agree with other reviewers that categorized it as chick lit. The ending was predictable and maybe if it hadn't been as drawn out, it wouldn't have been so predictable. With that said, I did enjoy the listen.
For some reason I thought there would be more mystery. I didn't like it, probably because I could not related on any level with ANY of the characters. BUT, I did finish it. The second story line was more interesting to me. I couldn't wait to see how THAT situation was going to be resolved!