The Liar, the new book from Nora Roberts, will be released next week. While you’re waiting for your copy to reach the hold shelf, why not try these other books about women dealing with the aftermath of their husband’s secret lives?
Shelby only found out her husband married her under a false name after he went missing and was presumed dead. Devastated, she returns to her hometown with her daughter ready to start over-in life and in love. Shelby discovers a key to a safe deposit box. What she finds inside convinces her that not only was her marriage a lie, but the stranger she was sharing her life with is a very dangerous man. Roberts’ expert storytelling leaves the reader on the edge of her (or his!) seat right until the very end.
Grace is a successful New York Therapist with a beautiful family and is about to start a PR blitz for her forthcoming self-help book about relationships-and how to identify the signs women tend to ignore that lead to heartbreak. Active in her son’s school, Grace is shocked when one of her fellow committee members, Malaga, is found murdered. Grace’s husband, Jonathon, has always been distant emotionally and works long hours, so it took Grace awhile to realize that he was missing, and not in the Midwest for a conference like he claimed. Tension increases as Grace (and the reader) realizes that Jonathon’s disappearance and Malaga’s death are related. Korelitz masterfully expresses Grace’s increasing anxiety as she pieces together her husband’s secret life while her own is falling apart.
The lives of three seemingly unrelated women collide when one of the women, Cecilia, finds a letter from her husband to be opened only in the event of his death. Concerned, she reads the letter and everything she thought about her marriage begins unravel. Meanwhile, Tess is facing her own marriage problems. Her husband has just confessed that he and Tess’s cousin are in love. Tess moves her young son back to her hometown to live with her mother and starts a relationship with the local school’s P.E. teacher. Rachel, the school secretary, believes the P.E. teacher murdered her only daughter thirty years earlier. These three women’s lives collide in unexpected and disturbing turns of events.
A knock on her door at 3am shatter’s Katherine Lyon’s life. The plane her husband Jack was piloting exploded off the coast of Ireland, killing all 103 on board. The investigation indicates a bomb-and implicates Jack as being complicit in the plot. Katherine desperately tries to protect her daughter from shock after shock as her husband’s secret life comes to light. Shreeve is expert at revealing game changing details at just the right moment and will leave reader’s wondering just how much they know about their loved ones.