"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 naturalness and realness of each story line. It could happen!
Impossible to say
I have to say that I admire the way the author wraps up at the end.....
Yes, because I do not enjoy reading, which is why I ABSOLUTELY LOVE AUDIBLE.COM.
Being read to is a wonderful experience and develops your focus and imagination
None because of the ending. The book took me on lots of twists, turns, guilt, love, loneliness, grief, blame. Lastly, the entire truth....
Being read to with clarity.
Never have time or focus to listen in one sitting. I listen when at my convenience, just like anyone who wants to curl up and read a good book. I must be in the mood to focus, and follow the story and characters. If I miss anything, I can always rewind, which has become my best friend.
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Fascinating, Unexpected, Brilliant
The contents of Cecelia's letter!
Love them all! But Tess if I have to choose one
He did a bad bad thing..
Fantastic narration along with incredible story telling! Don't miss this one!
i love to listen! i think we all do when you subscribe. But is like a comfort to have stories read, it relaxes me, and sets me a ease.
the story is very simple and it drags out way to long. or maybe it was the narrator. its was.. s l o w . Ok i get it the secrets our husbands keep, but it could have been better read
not a 4 or even a 3.5 .. at best a 2.5
to many.. what if's
i was disappointed on how insecure these women are.
the reading was so slow. Honestly, the end was the best part
this book sparked disappointment
thinking of returning this book... sorry, if i didnt like it, but for me, i was expecting more on the reviews i did read
Some forward motion in plot, characters that weren't complete narcissists, an editor to cut 1/2 of the text or more...
If naval gazing by amoral simpletons is a genre, then yes.
More variance in tone would have been nice. Still, I'm sure she did the best she could given the limpid, bloated material she had to work with.
Felicity is a particularly awful specimen of human being that never gets the smack-down she deserves, but then again, the same could be said about many people in the novel.
Look, I can appreciate a slow, internal novel with little action. But if you're going to do that, your characters actually have to have interesting and novel thoughts. These do not. At all. They're just a pack of awful small-minded twits who spend all their time wringing their hands over and over and over (and never making a dratted decision that might actually lead to action). All that hand wringing, of course, is only to decide that nothing is anyones fault ever and they and everyone else never bear any responsibility for their actions. Ugh. The only characters that aren't totally awful are Janey's mother, brother, and Conor; but the writer does her best to render them unlikeable by the end too.
I really want these hours of my life back. Badly. I kept listening, thinking it HAD to have a least some sort of payoff, something, anything....but no. It never does.
Truly, I loathed this book by the end. And I won't even get into the maudlin, grade-schoolers-idea-of-deep that was...
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This book help many surprises and basically a moral in the end. I enjoyed listening - the twists and turns - the author absolutely captured my attention and held it!
The surprises and twists that brought me to a place of retrospection about judging other people, as well as about redemption.
Hmmmm ... I have to actually think on that. I'm not so sure I would want to take any of them out to dinner, actually. I know that's a bit unbelievable, but I really didn't fall in love with any of the characters - I didn't come to feel common ground with any of them - I didn't like some, but strange as it may sound, I would have no interest in sharing a meal with them.
Worth your time to read!
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.
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