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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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Heartbreaking

This story is both heartbreaking and triumphant. It challenges the reader to sit with uneasy resolutions, which I love. It will break your heart but restore your faith in humanity.

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I will miss this book.

What made the experience of listening to The Husband's Secret the most enjoyable?

The narrator was fantastic. I loved the characters; they were very relatable to me.

What did you like best about this story?

All of the story lines were very relatable with interesting characters.

What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

She read this story perfectly.

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

Yes!

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  • Kansas City
  • 07-05-17

Good story - not too dark

What did you love best about The Husband's Secret?

The characters. Even those you dislike end up redeeming themselves.

What did you like best about this story?

Ironically, I guessed the plot twist, but I like being able to do that.

What three words best describe Caroline Lee’s voice?

OK unless she is trying to talk like a child

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

laugh at times

Any additional comments?

The narrator's attempt to talk in a child's voice was so annoying it almost ruined the book.

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Excellent

This writer never fails to articulate all of the complicated depth of experience and feeling that comprise the interconnections of our relationships. Well worth a read and listen

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It's not bad

If you don't mind the random mentioning of sex, this book was great. The actual secret didn't come soon enough in my opinion. There are some rather random swear words that we could have done without, but it's not too bad.

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One of the Best Books I've Ever Read/Listened to

Would you listen to The Husband's Secret again? Why?

Yes. There was so much to unpack in this book. So many epic moments to relive.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Probably Celia because she transformed the most. Also because she is one of those people who not only adapts to whatever life throws at her but she becomes an expert in whatever new reality is thrust on her.

What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

It was exactly right--not too slow, not too fast, never difficult to understand. Perfect.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Too many to count. But the last chapter of the book where all kinds of crazy stuff that might have happened are revealed left me literally in tears.

Any additional comments?

This book is so good it's life-changing.

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My favorite Liane Moriarty book

This book is highly thought provoking and deals realistically with tough issues while remaining entertaining.

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Wonderful

I generally read mystery books but also like good character development. With so many twists and turns, I feel satisfied in both areas.. Liane Moriarity is able to surprise me to the very end.

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Great book!

I love how she ties all the characters together! I Enjoyed this book as well as other works from this author!

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not one, single, fluid ounce of suspense

Performance was not obnoxious, characters were relatable but a bit dull, and the one situation that could have held any tension was a sad balloon, blowing stale wind over the rest of the story. I listened to it while painting rooms of my house- it was just fine for that but I doubt I will "read" another of her books.