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The Husband's Secret | [Liane Moriarty]

The Husband's Secret

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....
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Publisher's Summary

"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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Julie FREDERICK, OK, United States 11-05-13
    Julie FREDERICK, OK, United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Another great book by Liane Moriarty"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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    Jamie La Canada, CA, United States 11-05-13
    Jamie La Canada, CA, United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Best listen ever. So glad I got the audio version!"
    If you could sum up The Husband's Secret in three words, what would they be?

    Page-turning awesomeness.


    What other book might you compare The Husband's Secret to and why?

    Gone Girl, because I couldn't stop reading it and loved the multiple narrators.


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Great pick for someone who needs fast plot but good writing and deep characters, like myself.

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    Jene Weston, FL, United States 11-03-13
    Jene Weston, FL, United States 11-03-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Narrator Spoiled It - Strange!"
    What did you love best about The Husband's Secret?

    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!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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! ...


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    If you could rename The Husband's Secret, what would you call it?

    " Family Secrets - Hometown USA"


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Christine United States 11-03-13
    Christine United States 11-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I READ THIS YEAR"
    What did you love best about The Husband's Secret?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Husband's Secret?

    When she finally read the letter


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings the characters to life


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    AJ Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 11-02-13
    AJ Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 11-02-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Absoutely must listen"

    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!

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    diane WOODLAND PARK, CO, United States 11-01-13
    diane WOODLAND PARK, CO, United States 11-01-13 Member Since 2012

    graphic & fine artist

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    "excellent!"

    Loved every minute - spellbinding and well written. I would like to read more by this author. The narrator was perfect. Really loved this book.

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    Sumi06 CA United States 11-01-13
    Sumi06 CA United States 11-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "perfect for my commute"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes this is a wonderful story with great characters


    What did you like best about this story?

    The different characters and how their stories evolved


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I cant pick one


    If you could rename The Husband's Secret, what would you call it?

    Its the best title for this book


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this book! Written so well.

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    Margaret Goodlettsville, TN, United States 11-01-13
    Margaret Goodlettsville, TN, United States 11-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Fantastic tale. Beautifully written."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Husband's Secret to be better than the print version?

    Have not read the book but the audio book is excellent!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the characters are so well conceived and developed. I feel like I know them so well.


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but she was excellent!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Claudia Newark, NJ, United States 10-31-13
    Claudia Newark, NJ, United States 10-31-13 Member Since 2012

    I Luv Audible!!

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    "We will never know!!!! Some secrets are best kept!"

    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!!!

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    Amazon Customer Chillicothe, OH, United States 10-27-13
    Amazon Customer Chillicothe, OH, United States 10-27-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "I was bored very quickly...."
    What disappointed you about The Husband's Secret?

    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.


    Has The Husband's Secret turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Did Caroline Lee do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    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.


    What character would you cut from The Husband's Secret?

    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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