"My darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died...."
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.
Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses - and, ultimately, ourselves.
©2013 Liane Moriarty (P)2013 Penguin Audio
"In The Husband's Secret,, Liane Moriarty has created a contemporary Pandora whose dilemma is spellbinding. Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour. A knockout!" (Emily Giffin, New York Times best-selling author)
This book is really great. The narration is interesting, hearing some Australian perspective, like Easter being in autumn, is neat for a US native. The story is NOT predictable and is fun. I loved it.
The narrator and storylines.
Her fabulous accent!!! Love this narrator.
Rachel. She was the most nuanced and was the character you NEVER want to be.
True craftsmanship . This author took an unusual theme to an unanticipated level. Hurrah. Great examination of the effect of one action that spiraled and whiplashed then continued to drive everyone onto different paths of life and emotions. We're all connected , just degrees away from each other
I ordered The Husband's Secret because I had enjoyed listening to What Alice Forgot by the same author. Like...Alice...this story had more than one plot line, more than one main character's dilemma to experience. This was not a usual or even remotely predictable story, and I appreciated the surprises along the way. There are many emotions, conditions, and foilables that make the reader wonder and say, "Hmmmm" as we see each character's actions, reactions, and thoughts. There are characters to love and to hate and some for which you feel both.
I also enjoyed the author's style and particular phrasing of words as well as the Australian setting and variety of dialect. The weaving of present day with flashbacks to Sydney 1984 as well as the tie-in to The Berlin Wall is surprising seamless and easy to follow. The narrator was easy to listen to as she brought the story to life.
This is a good book for thinking about how we deal with tragedy, grief, midlife crisis, betrayal, unrequited love, expectations, parental responsibility and much more. Thought-provoking and on point.
I have enjoyed many audiobooks in the past. This was the first time I had to force myself to listen till the end. It seemed as though it went on and on about a single, flimsy plot and I got bored. My review may be biased by the fact that I totally loved the book before, The girl with all the gifts which had a great storyline and many events, twists and turns.
I am 51 years old just an average guy who works in a factory,never read much until I found audio books, WOW !!!!
First off the performer was wonderful and the story was fascinating. I enjoyed the book from start to finish.Great ending but did not see it coming.
The narrator for this audiobook is brilliant. She has wonderful inflection, and keeps the narration very lively and captivating throughout the entire book.
I found this book quite entertaining and interesting. It often had me laughing out loud. Some of it was horrifying, but I guess life is like that, too. It got a bit slow for me at one point maybe about halfway through, but it picked back up. For the most part, throughout the book, I was eager to find out what happens next. I would describe this book as a humorous, suspenseful story about marriage, romance, and tragedy. Overall, I enjoyed it, and I will probably read more by this author.
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