The Husband's Secret

The Husband's Secret

Audiobook CD - 2014
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller ...
"A novel that's perfect for vacation reading." -- People
"It's a knowing, touching, and entertaining page-turner. What a wonderful writer--smart, wise, funny." --Anne Lamott
" The Husband's Secret is so good, you won't be able to keep it to yourself." -- USA Today
"Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour. A knockout " --Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author

" The Husband's Secret is a smart, thoughtful read... a] lip-smacking and intelligently written novel." -- Entertainment Weekly
"For a provocative page-turner, read The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty." -- Woman's World
"Brilliant." --Sophia Hannah, international bestselling author of The Wrong Mother


At the heart of The Husband's Secret is a letter that's not meant to be read
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.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, p2014.
ISBN: 9781611762921
1611762928
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (ca. 14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Lee, Caroline 1953-

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AnnabelleLee27 Oct 18, 2017

Interesting premise dealing with secrets, guilt, and relationships. Set in Australia (the book on CD reader had a great accent which added to the experience) with several different storylines converging over time. I found the characters a bit tiresome at times but overall it was an enjoyable and quick read.

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tegan
Aug 29, 2017

I love that all of Moriarty's books are narrated by Aussies -- it makes it extra enjoyable. I didn't like this book as much as some of her others, but it was still pretty entertaining (mind you, somewhat predictable).

samdog123 Jul 21, 2017

Loved all the characters, this was an excellent read. I read this book on audio book and listened to it in the car. Very good reader. Will look for other audio titles by this author to enjoy.

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frealasruadh
Oct 27, 2016

The secret(s) were unexpected, and yet believable. This felt more like a mystery novel than pure drama. I listened to this as an audiobook, which made me feel as though I was there. I've spent well over a year in Australia myself, and hearing the accent and the phraseology made this book more compelling than a movie. The author's insight into all of the characters is very true to life, and so accessible. The situations are both unreal, and yet banal in a way that makes them immediately understandable. I'm so excited to explore more of Moriarty's works!!

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yvonnede1956
Aug 09, 2016

There is so much going on between these 2 women, I could never have guessed whose husband had the earth-shattering secret; and the impact it would have on the 3rd woman.

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healthy20
Jul 29, 2016

I like good dialogue and depictions of human nature - this has both.

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juin1978
May 06, 2016

Excellente histoire. Très intéressante, pas stressante ou frustrante, intrigante. Fin qui vaut la peine.

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SuzeParker
Jul 23, 2015

Ah, the telltale secret. Discovered in the attic, it's just too much for Cecilia to resist opening the envelope on which her husband's handwriting has instructed that it should remain sealed until after his death. Who among us could remain steadfast when presented with the chance to see what a spouse is willing to say only after there's no more opportunity to discuss it? Good premise and lots of moral quandaries -- not only for Cecilia and Paul, but also for the book's other primary characters, Tess and Rachel.

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mbaker1
Apr 30, 2014

The chapters are not in order on the disc, did anyone find this a problem?

mmg2681 Mar 25, 2014

Wow. There is so much going on between three families that you will NEVER guess what is going to happen. Which husband has a secret? What IS his secret? What happens at the end? Again, if you figure this one out from the get-go...I applaud you. A great story that kept me wanting more throughout the entire book!

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