As part of my reading goal for this year I want to read more from Australian authors. Liane Moriarty is the first Australian author I've read in 2014.
I came across this book on the NY Times Best Seller list and I was immediately intrigued by the concept. What if you found a letter addressed to you by your husband to be opened in the event of his death - only he was still alive? Would you open it?
This novel is so much more than I expected it to be. The question above is only the first of many complex moral and ethical dilemmas posed in this story. I honestly don't know what I would do if confronted by any of them.
Set in Melbourne and Sydney, it was a little bit confusing at first because the book is written from three different view points and initially they are not very clearly defined. The first three chapters set the tone for that. Once you get used to it, it isn't so confusing.
There are three main plot lines that are intersecting. It's a riveting tale and it is told very well. From the opening page which tells of Pandora and her jar - not box - I was captivated. I read it in one sitting. I highly recommend it.
If you'd like to check it out for yourself click here to find it on Amazon.
How likely are you to give in to curiousity - temptation? If you found such a letter from your spouse - would you open it?
From the author of the critically acclaimed What Alice Forgot comes a breakout new novel about the secrets husbands and wives keep from each other.
My Darling Cecilia
If you're reading this, then I've died . . .
your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine,
too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something
so terrible it would destroy not just the life you built together, but
the lives of others too. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that
letter while your husband is still very much alive . . .
Fitzpatrick achieved it all - she's an incredibly successful business
woman, a pillar of her small community and a devoted wife and mother.
Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is
about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely
know Cecilia - or each other - but they too are about to feel the
earth-shattering repercussions of her husband's devastating secret.
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