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The Husband's Secret | [Liane Moriarty]

The Husband's Secret

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....
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Publisher's Summary

"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

What the Critics Say

"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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    pnette 09-08-13
    pnette 09-08-13
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    "Excellent book and way of looking at life"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I will recommend this book to my friends as I really enjoyed the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way Liane Moriarty took her characters through interesting twists and turns. Then she brings it all together and makes you look at life through different eyes.


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the husband who wrote the secret letter. You felt for him and what he went through and how you ended up feeling about him in the end.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book did make me laugh and cry. The characters feel like real people you know and you feel like you are there with them.


    Any additional comments?

    I like this book so much I have listened to it three times already and plan on listening to it again and again.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 10-29-13
    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Sorry to leave the characters behind"

    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.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth J. Tarry-crowe Ann Arbor MI 09-02-13
    Elizabeth J. Tarry-crowe Ann Arbor MI 09-02-13

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    "Another Amazing Book by my new Favorite Author"
    If you could sum up The Husband's Secret in three words, what would they be?

    compelling
    realistic
    un-put-downable


    What other book might you compare The Husband's Secret to and why?

    I would compare it to the first book of hers I read: What Alice Forgot, because it has similar themes of marriage, trust and real-life situations.
    But her style reminds me of Kingsolver in many ways, and Margaret Atwood.


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I am sure I will.


    If you could take any character from The Husband's Secret out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Tess....mainly because she emerged as my favorite of all of them (and to get Connor's phone number)


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended listen. I have read What Alice Forgot but plan to purchase it in audible now to listen to it read to me in the proper accent.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Craig B. Kurtz Cornelius, or United States 09-28-13
    Craig B. Kurtz Cornelius, or United States 09-28-13 Member Since 2004
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    "So Boring that you will need Prozac"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Eliminate the first half of the book.


    What could Liane Moriarty have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Eliminate the first half of the book.


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

    John Paul


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anxiety


    Any additional comments?

    It took nearly half the book to start to become interesting. Then there was some interesting and some monotonous reading.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Tania 12-22-14
    Tania 12-22-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Twist"

    Good book, just started with this author and been happy so far... I'M not good at writing so move 0assed my review... DID REALLY ENJOY THIS BOOK!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Santa Cruz, US, Canada 12-20-14
    Jennifer Santa Cruz, US, Canada 12-20-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Perfectly Executed"

    This writer has hit her stride. This book is just perfectly written, revealing itself with intensity and with each of many characters being so well developed. I am enchanted with the ending -- and I always hate endings. There is just nothing to complain about here and I am certain there are many fellow lovers of Moriarty. She has achieved what I didn't dare hope she would when I finished two of her earlier books, which left me disappointed and even put off a bit, because I was worried she was just too pat. She is NOT. She has captured slices of life with such realism that I find her impossible to ignore I'm off to read another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 12-17-14
    Donna 12-17-14
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    "Couldn't Stop Listening"

    I had trouble tearing myself away from this book to do anything else. It held my interest so completely and I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next. I loved each the characters and the way the author made them so “everyday normal,” with their good and bad sides. The little bit of sarcasm throughout lightened somewhat the heavy nature of some events. I really enjoyed the Australian accent of the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn Clarke Wellington, Ontario, CA 12-16-14
    Carolyn Clarke Wellington, Ontario, CA 12-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Don't waste your time!"
    Would you try another book from Liane Moriarty and/or Caroline Lee?

    No, definitely not!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her voice is sharp and grating, her accent at times makes it difficult to understand what she is saying. Perhaps the book would have been OK without this reader's voice. Perhaps the reader would have been OK with a different book.


    Any additional comments?

    I am going to request a refund of my credit. Sorry, won't purchase this author again. Once spoiled ...........

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Van Nuys, CA, United States 12-03-14
    Paul Van Nuys, CA, United States 12-03-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Moriarty at her BEST."

    I have been a Liane Moriarty fan for a while now, but Husband's Secret is a gem of a book, and Caroline Lee should read every book Moriarty writes. That combination is a keeper.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    skiwoods Chicago 11-29-14
    skiwoods Chicago 11-29-14 Member Since 2005

    Skiwoods

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    "This guy liked this book very much!"
    Where does The Husband's Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I give this book a solid B. It's a page turner for sure.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Husband's Secret?

    Some of the book is predictable, and that's OK, because some of it is not!


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator does a great job. I usually like male narrators, and Caroline Lee did a great job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listen while driving to and from work, and this book made my drive something to look forward to.


    Any additional comments?

    Many reviews call this a chick lit. Well maybe I'm in touch with my feminine side, because I liked this book very much!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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