Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Five thrillers to make you question how well you know your partner

At B&N Reads Jeff Somers tagged five novels to make you question how well you know your partner, including:
The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarity

Moriarity weaves together three stories that involve secrets and lies, and partners lying to each other and to other people. Ultimately a study in the acidic effect of deception in a relationship, it begins when Cecilia discovers a letter written by her husband, marked to be read only in the event of his death. How could any spouse resist? What she reads in that letter changes her life and her marriage, bringing into question the value of knowing your partner’s secrets in the first place. What, Moriarity seems to ask on every page, is gained by knowing something that happened before you met your spouse, your girlfriend, your boyfriend? Is knowing automatically better than ignorance? The answers the characters come to may not be your answers, but the journey to them is gripping, and filled with twists and turns.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Husband’s Secret is among Ellen Wehle's five top marriage thrillers, Melissa Albert's top five books for fans of Orphan Black, and Sophie Hannah's top ten pageturners.

--Marshal Zeringue