Publishing year: 2013
I loved Liane Moriarty’s books, and I’m sure I won’t be disappointed by this one either.
I’ve just started the novel, who focuses on Cecilia, a happily-married woman with three daughters. One day while looking for a book for her middle daughter, she bumps into the stack of shoe-boxes her husband keeps in the attic and he finds a letter in her husband’s handwriting, saying to be opened by his wife in the event of his death.
Cecilia is naturally curious, and is torn whether to rip the envelope open and read the letter, or respect her husband’s wishes. The letter seems to have written a long time ago, and she wonders why John-Paul didn’t give it to their lawyer to keep it with the other legal documents. She finally decides not to open the letter and not to mention it to John-Paul. Yet, when he calls from Chicago where he is on business, she spills the beans, and then then end of the chapter, it’s Cecilia calling his name as the line seemed to have gone dead.
I’m as curious to know what the letter contains as Cecilia. What secrets does John-Paul keep? And what is he going to do now that he knows Cecilia has seen the envelope? A great start for a book that I imagine will be engrossing.