I finished reading Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret last week, and for almost the entire book I was sure that I wasn't going to be writing a book talk about it. Then, I read the epilogue and I was completely thrown for a loop. While I enjoyed the book a lot, it wasn't the type of book that made me think really hard or guess what was going to happen next. It was kind of way that my mind could relax and enjoy the drama without thinking too hard...until I read the epilogue.
As a brief summary, the book follows 3 main stories that all intertwine in some way or another. One woman finds out that her best friend/cousin and her husband are having an emotional affair, so she moves in with her mother. One woman finds a suspicious letter that her husband wrote to her in case he died first, and when she opens it her life changes in a way that she would never imagine. The third story is that of a woman whose only son is moving to a new country, new continent even, taking her grandson along with him while she is still struggling with her daughter's murder.
Without any spoilers, the epilogue shows the other side of life. If this person had remembered this their life would have gone like this, this person will never know that on that day this, if this person hadn't have done this they would have discovered this etc. It revealed so many mysteries to the reader that the characters in the story will never know, and it made me think about what would be revealed in an epilogue like that about my life...if that makes sense. It got me thinking, what decisions have I made, however small, that have drastically impacted my future without my knowledge, which is a really interesting, a bit frightening, concept.
Once again, I enjoyed the book and it's definitely worth the read, if not for the whole story, then just for the epilogue. If you'd like to keep up with what I'm reading you can follow me on Goodreads, where I am constantly updating when I start & finish a new book! Stay tuned, xo Lauren.