The Husband’s Secret (2013)
In a review of The Husband’s Secret, Kirkus Reviews said that "Moriarty may be an edgier, more provocative and bolder successor to Maeve Binchy”, and wrote that the book’s real darkness is “offset by the author’s natural wit”.
The novel focuses on three women, at the centre of which is Cecilia Fitzpatrick. When she finds a letter from her husband with instructions to only open in the event of his death, she can’t resist reading it. But what she discovers inside is a shocking truth.
Also part of the story are Tess, recently single and back home with her young son, and widowed school secretary Rachel who is still grieving the loss of her teenage daughter, and increasingly convinced she knows who the murderer is.
The Husband’s Secret was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice.