"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)
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 listened for hours hoping to get something unexpected out of the story. Sad, troubled characters but no complexity or anything that really makes us care about them. I could not finish the book, towards the end the book became too ridiculous to even bear.
Not sure, content was hard to overlook.
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
This book is definitely more for a female audience, and perhaps that accounts for some of the poor reviews. I don't know that it deserves comparison to Gone Girl. It's no where near as dark or disturbing, but I found it just as captivating. The performance is spot on! Will be recommending this book to friends, and checking out Liane Moriarty's other work.
Gripping, stunning, interesting.
Definitely Connor. He got the raw end of the deal all the way around.
NO, but I enjoyed this one.
It didn't make me laugh or cry..... but I did not see the shocker coming and usually I can guess the underlying "Who Done It" before it happened. She got me.
Just a fun read, and a guilty pleasure.
At first I didn't think I'd connect with this book. But I would say after the first 5 chapters, I was hooked! I enjoyed getting to know all the characters, the families, and as the story unfolded, how they all connected in some way or another, to come to form the plot of this well told story. I so enjoyed it, and the many unforeseen twists that kept unraveling. I recommend this book, and I'll probably listen to it again at some point.
Thought provoking! I kept asking myself what would I do in these circumstances. I loved the writing style with the characters stream of consciousness, leaping from thought to thought just like I do.
This was my first time listening to Caroline Lee and I felt she added so much to the story. Her Australian accent added a needed element that definitely would have been missing if I had read the book myself. She had great emotion without being overly dramatic. I hope to find more books read by her.
I didn't love the title, I don't think it does justice to the depth of the story. Maybe: The Fallacy of Organized Lives. I don't know, that's why I am a reader not a writer.
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