Margin Notes: The Husband's Secret
The Husband's Secret
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I actually listened to the audiobook version of this on the plane to Italy. It was my first real attempt at an audio book in awhile, and I enjoyed it! I wanted something that, if I day dreamed for a second, I could come back to easily. Something light and easy. This book performed admirably, and I think I'm getting into the Audio book game--perfect timing for laying on the beach and having a story read to me :) My friend Megan listens to tons of audiobooks and has been telling me how great it is for a long time... I'm finally getting on board. (Also, the narrator has an Australian accent in this audio version... loved that!)
This book tells the story of a tragedy many years ago and how it affects a small community, and particularly three families. It peeks into the lives of the women in the families and gives us their take on their lives, their tragedies, and the way they navigate a world where something awful has happened.
Each woman was flawed in a believable, understandable way. They author makes you believe that these women are real people and handling situations as best they can. While I found the plot line a bit out there and contrived, I still found myself rooting for these women.
Perfect for a beach, or a pool. A literary, best book of the year, this is not.
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