I must admit, i bought this on my Kindle for a recent holiday at the early stages of my pregnancy when i was exhausted and just wanted something light that didn’t require much thought or energy.
I judged this booked by it’s bland chick lit title but i really was shocked and delighted to find that this novel is not only beautifully written but thought-provoking and a page turner.
What the sleeve says:
Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband’s hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it – and time stops. John-Paul’s letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others. Cecilia – betrayed, angry and distraught – wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband’s secret, she will hurt those she loves most…..
I am not going to add anymore to the description of the book and let you discover the story for yourself.
I really enjoyed this book and give it a solid 4 star Dublin Mummy rating. What i loved most is how it makes you wonder what in our own lives would (or would not) have happened if, we had waited five more minutes before leaving the house or had not said that hurtful thing, or had taken a deep breath and not reacted impulsively to a situation. You will be thinking about this book long after you have finished reading it.
Have you read it? Did you love or loathe it? Let me know in the comments and if you have any good book recommendations i would love to hear them.
Dublin Mummy x
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1 star = don’t waste your time or money | 2 star = fair | 3 star = good
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