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Seven days of Seismic Readjustments
on 10 March 2014
Powerfully grabbing your attention with a story so dreadful you cannot imagine how the lives of those involved could ever repair, 'The Husband's Secret' is the stuff of nightmares. Every day folk in Australia start out with dilemmas that are challenging but not life threatening, eventually escalating to a dreadful discovery which, rightly referred to as Pandora's jar (box?), cannot be put back again.
Cecilia is that perfect playground gate mother, a supremo tupperware party seller, Catholic, kind, bubbly, chatty and above all a coper. Then one day a letter comes tumbling out of an old accounts file... What it contains connects her tightly with the other complicated and interesting characters we are getting to know, who are a chorus to her dilemma.
However nothing is quite as it seems and all the better for that. I walked about with my kindle in one hand, my attention fully focused on this seemingly unsolvable situation, it is one of those books that you can't wait to return to and resent time away from.
I appreciated the closure given by the last chapter, unusual to have such a full conclusion, confirming various suspicions, which always make me feel clever to have guessed!
I have one niggle. The kindle shows each day of Easter/Holy Week as the headings, with the chapter numbers inside the 'day'. Annoyingly, if you want to look back, and sometimes you will need to, then you can't quickly find your way to the chapter.