"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)
Have not read the book but the audio book is excellent!
All the characters are so well conceived and developed. I feel like I know them so well.
No, but she was excellent!
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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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!!!
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.
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.
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.
I have never in my life WANTED a book to end.... Wait! Bear w me this is NOT a bad review! It catches u initially w the suspense of the 'secret'.. But after ur caught it sloooowly takes u on snail ride of characters ( well developed tho ) and by the time u learn the secret u almost don't even care!! almost!! Lol I have to admit that I was shocked and it was interesting but I could not see where else the book could go... if u stay w it til the very end (and even the epilogue blew me away) U WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!! great narrator I sometimes got lost not sure if that's due to not enuf voice distinction or me.. but good inflection and emotion..
DO NOT pass this selection up. The Narrator is springtime in your ears and the storyline is very fulfilling. The ending actually blew me away. Very thought-provoking and a great example of how each of us unknowingly cause ripples that effect one another. There is always more going on than we could know... very inspiring! GREAT read!
There is a lot of food for thought here. The characters are compelling. I enjoy Liane Moriarty's style of writing.
Yes. The plot was interesting, and thought provoking. I have to admit that I guessed the end of the book (which I won't reveal here), but that didn't detract from it significantly
It took time to get into it, but once I had it kept me engaged
Initially I had trouble identifying with some of the characters, but as I porgressed through the book that changed
No, I never, well almost never read a story again, I do not like knowing the ending.
My favorite character was undoubtedly the perfect tupperwear housewife mrs FitchPatrick. She is so perfect and jet so unbearable. Great.
Caroline Lee brougth this story to life, absolutely I almost thing I would not have read this story for myself to the end.
Secrets and narrow minded people never go well together.
Yes. Fantastic job by the narrator!
Finding the letter.
Everything! She was able to bring something unique to each character. Her voice is mesmerizing. Am really wishing she was the narrator in What Alice Forgot!
They were all memorable, but I had the strongest reaction to Tess because her thoughts and actions seemed so raw and exposed.
This book has it all and will make your heart ache and your mind wander in ways you don't expect.....what character will you relate to and which of your hidden fears will be exposed?
Several things made listening to The Husband's Secret enjoyable. 1. I liked the way the story lines of the three main characters were intertwined but the interaction with one another is that of acquaintances. 2. I liked the way an event impacted each character's life. 3.. Listening to Caroline Lee use her voice to distinguish the different characters. 4. I loved the way all the loose ends were all tied up in the epilogue.
I think The Husband's Secret could be compared to The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton because of how one event changes the course of several lives.
There are so many scenes that come to mind...................
No extreme reaction but I did have some anxiety.
I found myself making predictions that had to be changed over and over.
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