"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)
I finished this audiobook in record time - in about three days! It was that good!
I bought this book with the idea that this was another book exploring the challenges of infidelity in marriages but it was so much more than that. The characters in Liane Moriarty's novel faced infidelity, tragedies, and the day to day hustle and bustle we call life. While she details the present day occurrences that her characters deal with, she also employs flashback in between, to describe the actual events of the ill-fated day. My mouth was left on the floor by the time I finished listening!
I'm not sure why there are people who dislike this book so much because it had me from the first word! It was very fast paced and energetic. I definitely say to give it a try!
Suzanne, avid reader and listener who loves a broad range of genres but, ecpecially authors,T.C. Boyle, Jodi Picoult, Barbara Kingsolver, Lionel Shriver, Sue Miller, Larry McMurty, Bryce Courteran, Lisa Gardner, Brian Haig, Richard North Patterson, Nelson Demille, Robert Tannenbaum, Sara Gruen, Kate Norton, Steig Larsen, Tana French and Gillian Flynn!! Still many more and the number of authors I enjoy continues to grow.
I actually started this after some major surgeries. I was 3/4 of the way through, but, realized I had been getting the families and marriages mixed up. It was so good and I knew my confusion was mostly due all the medications I was taking. Sure enough, as my head cleared the major characters', and their dilemmas', anger, bitterness, lust, and delightfully fully captured children, drew me in, as surely as they were my own friends and families..
Thank you for such a great book and the narrator was so wonderfully able to convey the voices of all the adult's' nuances, as well as all the children, even one with an endearing lisp.
The surprise at every chapter! I could not predict how it would end, and loved each and every transition.
What would you do?
What a waste of time. I spent one of my credits & was only able to load books 2 & 3. How can you listen to a book in the middle. This has been happening often with Audible. Is it a function of its having been bought by Amazon? In any event don't buy this book unless you want to waste a credit.
Nothing unless Audible fixes this problem.
Make sure that his book could be listened to, in its complete length.
How can I tell until I can read the complete book -- Thanks Audible! :-(
What a waste of time.
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.
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