I saw the reviews on this book and wanted to read it immediately. I read What Alice Forgot and Loved it. The narration made this book equally enjoyable to the story line (I say with audio it doesn't matter how good the book is, the narrator can ruin it). This book kept me on the edge of my seat, inspired me and warmed my heart. The characters are so vivid and easy to relate to. The story line sparked deep questions and ultimately had a good message.
I loved it.
I do not think I had a favorite.
I loved her accent.
I was so shocked at the turns this book took. I really got caught up in the story.
From the short preview I was expecting a more exciting read. The pace was slow, I was often lost and not sure which way the author was going. I lost interest early but tried to keep listening hoping for better.
I was very disappointed that I used a credit for this book.
I just kept saying to myself ... really? no way that is happening...... Just a bunch of airhead women in this book with very little backbone.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am rarely surprised by a plot development but the author totally caught me off guard in this one. When I stared this book I wondered where it was going and ended up really enjoying the ride.
This was my first Liane Moriarty book and I'm so happy to have found her. Set in Australia, The Husband's Secret weaves together the lives of three women and their families. Celia is a tupperware "queen" with a seemingly perfect marriage and life. Tess is a driven career woman who learns that her husband is in love with her best friend. Rachel is struggling to come to terms with the death of her daughter. In a wonderful story full of wit and warmth the three women's lives come together, connected by a husband's terrible secret. I will be reading much more from Liane Moriarty.
I think it's a one-time listen. That is usually the way with fiction for me.
The story follows the lives of three women, and they eventually intersect in a somewhat predictable way, but also with completely unexpected moments. I liked the way their lives were intertwined throughout.
I didn't know what pavlova was before this book, but it talks about them eating it on Good Friday (in Australia), which happened recently in real life, and I encountered pavolova at an Easter buffet (in America), which was really exciting to me. Now I know what it is. I become enthralled by new food items. It has nothing to do with the quality of the book, I apologize.
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My mother warned me that I might get fed up with this book because she felt as if there was a cliff-hanger at the end of every chapter. I agree that would be irritating, but I did not get the same feeling.
I loved this story. To me, it was another great example of a book where you can just enjoy the ride and let the plot slowly unfold, let the various narratives run along, let all the stories eventually knit together into a drama and who cares how it ends because the ride was fun.
I never felt like I was left dangling, I was just intrigued throughout and driven to keep going because I liked the characters and wanted to read more about them.
If Liane Moriaty’s books are all this good, I’d like to read more!
I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!
I have already recommended this book to several friends. It's one of those books that seems like a quiet tale of ordinary life, but it isn't. It has wonderful characters. It's filled with reveals and surprises, and it forces you to look at the grey areas. Nothing is all good or all bad.
There are so many that this would be a hard question to answer. It would also give away something important within the story, something the listener should experience first hand.
She has a very pleasant voice and is easy to listen to. She moves easily through the range of emotions in the story making all of them believable. I have listened to her before and am always pleased when I find a story I'm interested in that she is reading.
Janie. She is someone filled with life and eager for new experiences. She is a bit arrogant and not mature enough for the situation in which she finds herself, but although she is young, she has quite an affect on people.
This is a book that makes you look at people you know and wonder what they might be hiding.
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I enjoyed this story and how all the pieces fit together. It was a nice escape. Not an earth shatteringly good book, but enjoyable.
While I like the narrator, she reads a little too slowly for me and I have to increase the speed or it drives me crazy.