The Husband’s Secret
I had never read Liane Moriarty before, and I was charmed by this book. I found the characters to be very normal, ultimately real, and generally likeable people. The brilliance for me, though, was in the plotting. The tension set in early, and as I listened on through plot twist after plot twist, I increasingly wondered (in a good way) what was going to happen. As many books as I’ve plotted myself, I didn’t guess the ending to this one. But it was perfect.
The book, which is set in Australia, could as easily have taken place in suburbs of America – except that then it wouldn’t have been read in an Australian accent, which I loved.