This book is based around 3 women and how their lives at the start of the book are separate but become inextricably linked by the end.
Cecelia is a woman with it all, 3 beautiful daughters and a loving husband. When she finds a letter in the attic from her husband to be opened in the event of his death. She opens it and uncovers a secret that devastates her family.
Rachel is a grandmother who is struggling to come to terms with the death of her teenage daughter over 20 years ago. Tess is betrayed by her husband who admits he’s having an affair with her cousin.
This story brings them all together as the contents of the letter affect all of their lives. It is a good read, not too emotional or overly taxing.
I found the ending a little weak, I wasn’t sure that I believed Rachel’s character would have been so lenient or that after fighting for so long she’d be happy not to bring things to a head.
This is the second book I’ve read by this author and find her to be good but not outstanding. This seems to be a very popular read in the book charts just now but whilst it’s good I’m not sure it’s worthy of the hype.