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'What would you do if you found a letter in the attic, addressed to you, from your husband - to be opened in the event of his death? Another masterclass from the author of Big Little Lies' GRAZIA
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 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 . . .
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'A staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable' SOPHIE HANNAH
'If you like Jodi Picoult, you'll love this addictive new book' ESSENTIALS
'A tense, page-turning story which gradually draws everyone together in a devastating climax' MAIL ON SUNDAY
Australian author Moriarty, in her fifth novel (after The Hypnotist s Love Story), puts three women in an impossible situation and doesn t cut them any slack. Cecilia Fitzpatrick lives to be perfect: a perfect marriage, three perfect daughters, and a perfectly organized life. Then she finds a letter from her husband, John-Paul, to be opened only in the event of his death. She opens it anyway, and everything she believed is thrown into doubt. Meanwhile, Tess O Leary s husband, Will, and her cousin and best friend, Felicity, confess they ve fallen in love, so Tess takes her young son, Liam, and goes to Sydney to live with her mother. There she meets up with an old boyfriend, Connor Whitby, while enrolling Liam in St. Angela s Primary School, where Cecilia is the star mother. Rachel Crowley, the school secretary, believes that Connor, St. Angela s PE teacher, is the man who, nearly three decades before, got away with murdering her daughter a daughter for whom she is still grieving. Simultaneously a page-turner and a book one has to put down occasionally to think about and absorb, Moriarty s novel challenges the reader as well as her characters, but in the best possible way.