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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

Critic Reviews

"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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Great book!

At first it was a little difficult to follow along, especially while listening to it via Audible, because there are so many characters. But after the first several chapters you get sucked in and want to listen to it until the end!

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A bit disappointed

I guess all the reviews had me so pumped for this book? I found it very sad and depressing. Great writing but just such a sad story.

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I want my time and money back!

Hated it. Too many characters. Too many senseless details. Went off in too many directions. So bored. I just finished the book and couldn't tell you what it was about. Found the narrator's accent extremely annoying.

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Love the twist!

I love reading a book where I don't know what is going to happen. This book does an excellent job of developing characters, keeping the story going, and connecting characters. The end is surprising and I truly enjoyed the book.

I love this narrator and have bought other books just because she read them, but this time her pronunciation of "S" was like a slithering snake or chalk on a chalkboard... it didn't impact my enjoyment of the story though!

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Loved it!

Great story. Great narration! I didn't want book to end. Definitely will listen to more books by author and books read by narrator.

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good book

loved the book narraration was excellent would recomend book and listen to it again !

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you will be sucked in...

I really enjoyed how all of the characters stories intertwined. seeing multiple points of view was fascinating.

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  • MargoS
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • 08-03-17

Loved it

At first it was a bit confusing. But soon everything connected. These characters became part of me. I was involved and committed like Cecilia.

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enjoyable

I enjoyed waiting to see how the characters were going to react in each situation.

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Gripping Story

Was pulled in immediately and never lost interest. Wonderful character development and intricate plot. The ending did not disappoint!