"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)
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Never read the book!
This story has just the right amount of supensise! I love this book and the women reading the book makes it all that much better. I can't wait to finish this book. Such a good book and awesome listen.
I loved them all!
How well do you really know anyone in your life?
Must read this is the best book I have hear in some time.
It's the fifth book ever listened to so hard to rank it.
Enjoyed how she read the book and how the character's were portrayed.
The ending made me ponder how choice can and do effect our lives.
This book is not really as good as the other reviews make it out to be. Not enough story line and too predictable. Its like a story you would read in Good Housekeeping.
Only the very end where they say what really happened that the characters didn't know. And that is only about 5 min of the whole 12 hours of book.
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 had never read anything by this author and have to say I really enjoyed her writing. She talks about the pain and suffering of daily life -- and how the smallest twists and turns can derail someone's path -- but with a lot of wit. I found myself laughing out loud many times, but also identifying with many of the characters' anguish.
The story has a few implausible coincidences and I guessed the "husband's secret" almost immediately, but neither thing affected my enjoyment. Like I said in the headline to this review, I was sorry to leave the characters behind when the book was over. I immediately downloaded another book by Moriarty ("The Hypnotist's Love Story") to see if it would be inhabited by similar people. So far, it's not as good as The Husband's Secret, but still a fun read.
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.
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!
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