"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 book perfectly explores the topics of guilt, uncertainty and hurt the characters are experiencing.
The narrator is wonderful and very expressive. I really loved the performance.
The story is moving from its very beginning till the very end and so it would be difficult to pinpoint just one particular moment.
I enjoyed hearing the Australian accent and how English words are pronounced. I felt the story was too contrived and I predicted the entire thing. I didn't feel any of the characters had any depth or interest.
I really enjoyed this book, it kept me on my toes all the way through. The narrator's voice reminded me of a British character on the TV series "The Newsroom", her accent was delightful. I would definitely listen to more by this author.
One of the best audiobooks I have listen too.
The story is complex and surprising
I read this book in January and liked it so much it was my book club choice for this year. July is my month to host, and I reread the book for it to be fresh in my mind. I can say I liked it as much the second time. How well does anyone really know the people that are closest to them?Once their secrets are revealed, the responsibility of knowing also becomes yours.Cecilia Fitzpatrick finds a letter address to her in a box of old bank statements that is from her husband. On the letter is her name and open after my death. Cecilia is a good wife and wants to abide by his wishes but the letter is controlling her thoughts. Tess with her husband Will, and cousin Felicity own and advertising company. When her marriage is on the rocks she goes back to her hometown, to stay with her mother. She enrolls her son into her old elementary school. Rachel is an elderly lady that works in the school office that both Tess and Cecilia's children attend. Rachel's daughter Janey was murdered as a teenager, and would have been around the age of Tess and Cecilia if she had lived. All three women barley know each other, but their lives are intertwined by secrets. Excellent writing by Liane Moriarty. Fantastic plot and characters
The story is ok but a lot of time is spent listening to the characters obsess about their problems. The reader was excellent.
No, not at all. One is enough.
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.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am rarely surprised by a plot development but the author totally caught me off guard in this one. When I stared this book I wondered where it was going and ended up really enjoying the ride.
This was my first Liane Moriarty book and I'm so happy to have found her. Set in Australia, The Husband's Secret weaves together the lives of three women and their families. Celia is a tupperware "queen" with a seemingly perfect marriage and life. Tess is a driven career woman who learns that her husband is in love with her best friend. Rachel is struggling to come to terms with the death of her daughter. In a wonderful story full of wit and warmth the three women's lives come together, connected by a husband's terrible secret. I will be reading much more from Liane Moriarty.
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