"To be opened in the event of my death." With one swift, vicious movement, she sliced the envelope open, and pulled out a handwritten letter. "Love you and the girls...so sorry to leave you with this...cannot bear...."
The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love, and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame.
Rachel is a woman in her 60s consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter 20 years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain.
Cecilia is the quintessential "I don't know how she does it" woman. A devoted mother to three daughters, she runs her household like clockwork, is President of the P&C, owns an extremely successful Tupperware business and is happy in her 15-year marriage. Until she discovers a letter in their attic labeled: "To my wife Cecilia, to be opened in the event of my death".
Her husband's secret is a bombshell beyond all imagining with repercussions across the lives of all three women.
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Great story - really enjoyed it!
She really bought it to life for me
The reflections on how a life (Janey) may have been lived!
Although it was fairly obvious what the 'secret' of the title actually would be - the resulting story was certainly worth the listen!
- Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE
very thought provoking
cecila and tess.
loved Tess shyness but loved her determination to stand up for herself.
cecila because of her honesty and integrity
fantastic story telling excellent tone
the epilogue was amazing
- barbara Douglas