So I read TWO books by the same author, Liane Moriarty, in one week. And I LOVED both of them! Check out my reviews:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I flew through the audio-version of this book in 2 days!! I was pulled right in and HAD to know what happened! Liane Moriarty brilliantly delivers a fresh, twisty, intricate plot that left me breathless. The Husband’s Secret is the convergence of the lives of three women. Cecilia finds a letter addressed to her from her husband to be opened in the event of his death… but when she finds it, he is alive and well. She’s left with a moral dilemma… should she open it? Rachel is still grieving over her daughter’s murder twenty years later and is only comforted by her grandson, who is going to be moving across the world. Tess shows up to work one morning just in time to be betrayed by both her husband and her best friend. The way everything unfolds captivated me in a guilty-pleasure sort of way. It was like juicy gossip you can’t turn away from, at the same time it makes you think about how you would react if you were in the character’s shoes. I’m a sucker for any book with moral dilemmas because I love seeing people’s true colors.
Liane Moriarty did such a great job of putting me inside the character’s heads that as soon as I finished this book, I downloaded another one of hers- “What Alice Forgot,” which is also fabulous! I also adored listening to the audio-version of both because of the Australian accents. I will definitely be reading more of Liane Moriarty’s books. I would recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a good character driven book that immerses you in the lives of people who feel like friends.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I picked up this book after reading another of Liane Moriarty’s books, “The Husband’s Secret,” which I loved. I was pleasantly surprised to find I enjoyed this one just as much! Liane Moriarty has a writing style that is so identifiable- you just fall right into what’s happening and before you know it, you’ve finished the book! This is about a busy multi-tasking mother, Alice, who falls and bumps her head, resulting in a memory loss of the last 10 years. She is shocked to find that she’s separated from husband- whom she adores, and instead of being pregnant- she now has three kids.
This story is beautifully weaved together and brings up such interesting life questions- During a separation/divorce, if one person suddenly started treating the other how they did when the first met, how would that affect the relationship? How are you different now from 10 years ago- how have you changed for better or worse? What things would still be important to you? What things would you look at differently if it was your 10-years-ago-self?
Liane Moriarty creates this very believable setting that explores all those questions in depth and it was very interesting to see both sides of the erosion of a relationship. I really enjoyed this book and thought the whole thing was very clever. I listened to the audio-version, which I really enjoyed, especially because of the Australian accents. I loved this book and recommend it as a great character-driven book that feels like coming home. I will definitely be reading more of Liane Moriarty’s books!!