"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)
Yes, the characters came alive for me and I thoroughly enjoyed all the different Australian accents and characters.
My favorite character was Cecilia Fitzpatrick, because I could identify with her and her quest to be the perfect wife and mother.
The Australian accents brought the setting alive. This book could have been set in New York or Orange County, CA, but it was set in Sydney, for the most part, and I would not have enjoyed the local flavor nearly so much without the Aussie overtones.
Yes. I usually listen to audio books while I exercise or clean the house. I feel very fit and the floors are sparkling!
This book makes you realize that you never really know anything, and yet you make life altering decisions based on "facts" that may be erroneous. How many times have I made the same mistakes as most of the characters in this book?
Absolutely, and I have. I enjoyed the unraveling of the unknowingly intertwined characters. The twists and turns kept me captivated.
I think Rebecca. Without giving any spoilers, even though I've never experienced anything close to what she went through with Janie, I felt for her as if I had. Her unwillingness to give up on finding out the truth, the way she clung to her grandson and the resentfulness of her son's impending move were just a few things that really made her real for me.
She gave such life the characters. Sometimes a narrator can actually distract from the story (which is how I felt about The Dinner & The Fault in Our Stars) but Caroline's distinct voices blended in a believable way.
Not extreme. But I did find myself pondering how I would react in certain situations. How would I feel if any of the situations that happened in the book were to happen to me? Would I react the same way, or differently than the characters.
Liane Moriarty is quickly becoming a favorite. I'm now listening and enjoying "What Alice Forgot".
No way. Nope.
The soap opera like writing.
She was good, bad story.
I'm mad! Sunk cost... Listened to the whole rediculous thing hoping it would get better and it got worse.
I was drawn into the story and really enjoyed the story line and narration.
I felt wrapped into the story and eager to find out the secret
Absolutely unpredictable and entertaining...
The ending was a complete turnaround.
I'm not big on accented narrators, but she was excellent....
Everybody Has A Secret....Not Just the Husband!!
Amazing read! I could not put this one down. Great way of going from one character to another and in the end being able to see how they all intertwine together.
The end was my favorite, what would of happened if? If only they had chosen this...
I would consider listening to the Husband's Secret for all the nuances I know I missed.
Made me question my own relationships....
Although it is set in Australia! It might have been in any suburb.
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
The Husband's Secret was an interesting novel. The story was very good--progressed well and ended in a satisfying way. It did make me think--what would I do in the situations presented?
But it was an entertaining listen. I enjoyed the story--it had light, funny moments, and the narrator was very good as well. I'm glad I listened to it, and will recommend to others.
Exciting, Mysterious, Karma.
Definitely how everything falls in to place with both tragedies unfolding. Wow amazing.
When Rachel found out the truth.
None. All the characters added value.
Best book I've read in a long time.
Not at all what I expected , it was a shocker ...it started out a little bit slow but once all the characters fall into place this story takes a huge turn
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