4 Brilliantly narrated stars!
My Darling Cecilia
If you’re reading this, then I’ve died . . .
Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret – something so terrible it would destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others too. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive . . .
Cecilia Fitzpatrick achieved it all – she’s an incredibly successful business woman, a pillar of her small community and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia – or each other – but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s devastating secret.
I really enjoyed this book, at the beginning it was quite slow but all of a sudden it kicks in and then you are hooked.
The book focuses on 3 main characters Cecilia, Rachel and Tess.
Cecilia is like Monica from friends, super organised.
Everything has its own place (she even has an app on her iPhone in case she misses something)
Her daughter is slightly obsessed with historical events, (to the point where Cecilia and her husband think she may be autistic)
This months obsession is the Berlin Wall and Mrs organisation has an actual piece of the wall upstairs in a box in the attic.
While in the attic she accidently knocks over some of her husbands paperwork and finds a letter, addressed to her but only to be opened in the event of his death but he is very much still alive ……..what would you do??
Tess lives with her husband and little boy, she also owns a company with her husband and her cousin Felicity
Felicity used to be fat, really fat but has now slimmed down and is skinny and beautiful……………and she is in love with Tess’s husband.
Rachel, she has a lovely son with a gorgeous grandson who she loves dearly, but she has just been told that they are going to be moving to New York for 2 yrs and she is devastated.
All 3 stories although separate, entwine themselves very cleverly and reveal secrets and lies between family and friends.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and it was made even better by the always fabulous Caroline Lee who actually narrates all of Liane Moriarty, her comedy timing and accent are perfect!