"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)
The author has a way of telling stories that makes the tale seem very realistic and the reader feels empathy for all the characters involved. I think I've read all of her books.
Gone Girl, because I couldn't stop reading it and loved the multiple narrators.
I can't wait to listen to another one of her narrations...she was the best narrator I've encountered with different voices for each character that were distinct yet subtle and not silly.
It was REALLY long so no....but when I did listen to it on the way to work and back, I was always bummed to turn it off.
Great pick for someone who needs fast plot but good writing and deep characters, like myself.
I didn't love it. I found the story consistently sad, but well written. Just not well spoken. .Story was such an unhappy one, a real downer. Situations over analyzed , no joy!
Tess, she was trusting , and she was a victim. Her husband and cousin expected her to accept them, because they had fallen in love, and were so very sorry! ...
Totally! She seemed to never change her pace of speaking. Pronouncing each word so carefully ans precisely. Ok in description, but do people really talk like that? .Slow and slower. Long pauses between chapters. Everyone talked exactly the same way, even the kids.
" Family Secrets - Hometown USA"
I have liked Caroline Lee in the past. She just wasn't good for this story. No heart in it, no depth just description. No feeling for anyone except Tess. Maybe I would feel more if I read it, and let my imagination speak for the characters.
I am working overseas for several months and my job is very hard on my eyes. Audio books are a life saver to get through the lonely evenings. Needless to say, I have gone through many books since August.
This is one of the very best books and I couldn't wait to get back to the B&B and plug in my headphones. Amazing story, great reader and so many life lessons all wrapped up in what seems an ordinary life story. This could happen to anyone.
I just ordered another one of her books.
When she finally read the letter
She brings the characters to life
This story is less about one husband's secret than all the secrets and misunderstandings that push our lives along. Cleverly crafted and beautifully narrated! I've recommended to all my friends who are books listeners and book readers. Enjoy!
graphic & fine artist
Loved every minute - spellbinding and well written. I would like to read more by this author. The narrator was perfect. Really loved this book.
Yes this is a wonderful story with great characters
The different characters and how their stories evolved
I cant pick one
Its the best title for this book
Highly recommend this book! Written so well.
Have not read the book but the audio book is excellent!
All the characters are so well conceived and developed. I feel like I know them so well.
No, but she was excellent!
If you don't know what to listen to next, this is probably it. It's entertaining, thought provoking, and great fun. You know some of these people. You'll probably discover yourself in one of these marvelously conceived characters.
I Luv Audible!!
Firstly the narration was absolutely spectacular. Caroline Lee did a wonderful job with the characters and the emotion imparted was unbelievable.
But I hated this book! No seriously it was intriguing. I was beginning to believe it was a beautiful story that would unravel naturally and with a predictable ending. However I was deeply shocked by the unwinding of the story as it had enough suspense to keep you listening. I was so shocked that I cried at one point and just listened in total shock at the climatic turn of events..... An absolute must listen!!!
I purchased this audio book because of the high reviews from other listeners, but I was simply disappointed. The plot was ice thin and after a few chapters of listening; I'd already figured out the husband’s secret. I forced myself to finish listening to this book and became more bored and irritated after every chapter. The constant changes in point of views were distracting and characters became annoying.
Great job differentiating the characters, however the book only gave voice to the female characters, when the secret was really that of the husband. I believe that getting an idea of the husband's point of view, his regrets and an idea of how this secret impacted his mind over the years would have given this story additional depth. Without his story, this book read like a bad soap opera or one of those horrible female reality shows.
I would have cut all characters involved in the Tess and Will O'Leary saga. It made no sense and had no relevance to the story.
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