Similar Sundays is a meme I am hosting to share similar books and authors. The details are in the above banner and you’re welcome to use it on your blog.
Well this week is all about Liane Moriarty’s book covers! I love Liane Moriarty and I am a big fan of Big Little Lies. I have read all her books and actually cannot help realising so many out there are similar with her books!
The Second Cup vs The Husband’s Secret
The Second Cup by Sarah Maria Graye:
Faye knows her heart still belongs to her first love, Jack. She also knows he might have moved on, but when she decides to track him down, nothing prepares her for the news that he’s taken his own life. Faye is left wondering how to move forward – and whether or not Jack’s best friend Ethan will let her down again.And the news of Jack’s death ripples through the lives of her friends too. Abbie finds herself questioning her marriage, and wondering if she was right to leave her first love behind.
Poor Olivia is juggling her job and her boyfriend with supporting her friends and trying to deal with a death of her own. And Jack’s death has hit Beth the hardest, even though she never knew him. Is Beth about to take her own life too?
The Second Cup is an intense novel, where four friends share the story of what happens after Jack’s suicide. Third-person flashbacks are skillfully interwoven in amongst their voices to add a real richness and depth to this heart-wrenching story.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty:
Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, 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 secret.
Winning cover: The Husband’s Secret… To my eye the composition and colours work much better.
Winning Blurb: The Husband’s Secret!! It was a great book with such a shocking plot and was so well-planned and well-written. Praise to Liane Moriarty! The Second Cup sounds interesting but very depressing so I am not going to add it to to-be read list.
Husband’s Secret vs Sisters and Lies
Husband’s Secret(2013) USA cover is again in very much similarity with Bernice Barrington’s Sisters and Lies(2016). A shattered, pink flower in white background. I wish women or the situations related to women weren’t represented by pink flowers -cough-*ANYMORE*
I have read both books and my favourite is The Husband’s Secret… But let’s see the blurb for Sisters and Lies.
Sisters and Lies by Bernice Barrington
One hot August night, Rachel Power gets the call everyone fears. It’s the police. Her younger sister Evie’s had a car crash, she’s in a coma. Can Rachel fly to London right away? With Evie injured and comatose, Rachel is left to pick up the pieces of her sister’s life. But it’s hard fitting them together, especially when she really doesn’t like what she sees. Why was Evie driving when she doesn’t even own a licence? Who is the man living in her flat and claiming Evie is his girlfriend? How come she has never heard of him? The more mysteries Rachel uncovers the more she starts asking herself how well she ever really knew her sister. And then she begins to wonder if the crash was really the accident everybody says it is. Back in hospital, Evie, trapped inside an unresponsive body, is desperately trying to wake up. Because she’s got an urgent message for Rachel – a warning which could just save both their lives . . .
Winning cover: Sisters and Lies.. To be honest I am not crazy about pink flowers, so I don’t really like these two covers but the font on Husband’s Secret doesn’t work for me.
Winning Blurb: The Husband’s Secret!!
That Girl From Nowhere vs Truly Madly Guilty
Moriarty’s latest novel Truly Madly Guilty wasn’t as good as some her famous fab trio – Big Little Lies, What Alice Forgot and The Husband’s Secret. But it was still a very good read. I was browsing Audible the other day and saw That Girl from Nowhere by Dorothy Koomson- although the colours and fonts are completely different- the use of lower half of a female reminded me of Truly Madly Guilty. Let’s see the blurbs!
That Girl From Nowhere by Dorothy Koomson
Clemency Smittson was adopted as a baby and the only connection she has to her birth mother is a cardboard box hand-decorated with butterflies. Now an adult, Clem decides to make a drastic life change and move to Brighton, where she was born. Clem has no idea that while there she’ll meet someone who knows all about her butterfly box and what happened to her birth parents.As the tangled truths about her adoption and childhood start to unravel, a series of shocking events cause Clem to reassess whether the price of having contact with her birth family could be too high to pay…
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other. Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite.
Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?
Winning cover: That Girl from Nowhere. Truly Madly Guilty cover looks a bit plastic-y!
Winning blurb: Both sound great! But I think I a liking Truly Madly Guilty more. Afterall I’ve read it & liked it 🙂
Did you read any of those? Put a comment if you did, or anyone of those book attract you. Happy sunday !