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The Husband's Secret Audiobook

The Husband's Secret

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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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    "Another hit"

    I read Big Little Lies first for a book club. I loved it. It was weirdly the most fun I ever had reading a story that is essentially about domestic abuse and school bullying and murder. A friend read this one immediately after and liked it but not as well so I decided to let a little time go by so that my feelings about that book didn't color this one. And I am so glad. While definitely not as "fun", Moriarty's style of writing is captivating. And surprisingly, I identified with the character Tess on many levels. I felt Moriarty draws her characters realistically. They may seem silly and superficial, but we in real life are often silly and superficial. And she nails the emotions tied to whatever scene shw creates. I was not sure how she was going to end this, I had felt she had pinned herself into a corner. But she gave me an epilogue that I felt satisfying. As this book was written before BLL, I am to see that her writing is only getting better. Can't wait for the next one.

    On a separate note of the narrator, Caroline Lee IS Madeline from BLL (to me). Her voice definitely contributed to my thorough enjoyment of that story. So I was happy to hear her voice again. Her voices give all the emotion you want from a particular scene. And in the witty, snarky, jokey parts, I can't help to laugh along. It feels like I'm having tea with a friend who is regaling me some amazing story she heard.

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    Lisa 04-20-15
    Lisa 04-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent!!"

    Excellent story, loved it! Fantastic ending! My mouth was hanging open in an OMG appearance! What a wonderful entertaining read!

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    Alexis 04-20-15
    Alexis 04-20-15
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    "Just...wow!"

    Such a good story! So many lives changed because of one moment in time. It really makes you think about what could have been, what should have been, and what is.

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    Elaine K. Perna New Jersey 04-19-15
    Elaine K. Perna New Jersey 04-19-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Multiple interrelated story lines"

    Great interrelated plots. A little difficult to remember who's who at first, but gets easier. Excellent presentation. Easy to listen to.

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    Kaity H 04-19-15
    Kaity H 04-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Hooked from the first chapter"
    What made the experience of listening to The Husband's Secret the most enjoyable?

    I loved the intermingling of all the different families and lives.


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

    Perhaps similar to Kate Atkinson's book "Life After Life".


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    Great voice, easy to listen to. Ms. Lee was able to create distinct characters and overall was a joy to listen to.


    If you could take any character from The Husband's Secret out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Tess, I think she and I would get along well.


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    Julie Lynn 04-14-15
    Julie Lynn 04-14-15
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    "Secrets"

    Good intertwined relationships
    Hhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhh h hh hh hhhhhhh hhhh hhhh hhhh huh huh huh huh huh huh h

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    Mary K. Gibson 04-11-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Trite.......not worth my time. Don't bother or w"

    Trite ....not worth my time. Will delete it from my library. Now I MUST WRITE 20 WORDS!!! ABOUT THIS TRASH

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    Chauntreas 04-10-15
    Chauntreas 04-10-15
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    "It start at the Middle"

    The book was ok' The beginning was long and dry, it didn't start till the Middle.

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    Debra R. Johnson 04-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great!"

    Loved It! Captivating from the first chapter! Great story line! Was a little taken back in the beginning by the accent but as I continued it actually became endearing!.

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    Lorien Walker San Diego, Ca United States 04-08-15
    Lorien Walker San Diego, Ca United States 04-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    Met all of my expectations and more! Very entertaining! Highly recommended! The characters are developed perfectly and I found myself thinking about them!

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