"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)
The narrator was great. The three main characters were voiced distinctly, and let's face it, Australian accents are fun.
Well paced, well told. Likeable and believable people.
Tess, probably because she was most like me.
Cecilia, since she would carry the conversation along nicely.
Enjoyed the book and have been glad to re-listen to most parts again.
Family, Loss, Love
Celia, because she is so competent and confident but has to deal with a tremendous challenge.
Also Celia, who is presented in all her brashness and, ultimately, her vulnerability.
When Rachel learns the truth.
While told largely with a light touch, I appreciated the thread of deep humanity that ran through the story, with so many characters touched by the tragedy at the center of the story. I grew to care about all of the characters and to wonder how they would deal with the challenges they faced. The ending was a bit contrived but it made for a good story.
I actually listened to it twice, it was so good! The narrator is excellent. The characters are complex. The author masterfully weaves the story through her character 's past and present. It's an intriguing story and very well written.
Ben and Matt's Mom
I was very confused at first. But I love the way it all came together in the end. I will make sure to get more in this series!
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