The Husband's Secret

by Liane Moriarty

Penguin Group US | July 30, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Husband's Secret is rated 4.1613 out of 5 by 31.
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.


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Published: July 30, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1101636238

ISBN - 13: 9781101636237

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a winner This is the first book of Liane Moriarty's that I have read and it definitely won't be the last. In fact I went and bought them all, either in print or ebook form. I loved this book! They say curiosity killed the cat. The problem with curiosity is that once you have given into that urge you cannot unlearn what you have discovered as Cecilia discovered when she read that letter from her husband "to be opened after my death". Firstly I have to admit, I totally would have also read the letter and I have to admit, I was in total shock at what was revealed in that letter, I can't even imagine what Cecilia felt. There's a little jumping around initially where we find ourselves involved in the lives of not just Cecilia, but Rachel and Tess and their families and all the drama that goes with that. Initially they seemed like three separate lives/stories until there was interaction and it then became more like one story and I became totally engrossed in the lives of these three women. There were many shocks and surprises in this novel, some pretty twisted karma. And then you read the epilogue, which is kind of twisted in itself, all those happenings of fate and what could have or should have been. I'm not sure which book of this author's I will read next but I look forward to losing myself in another of her stories.
Date published: 2015-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK Read. This book was a page turner, but not the type of book you think about afterwards. It was well written, but I found somewhat predictable.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay.. If it wasn't for the epilogue I'd give it a 2. Had enough to keep me interested but don't know what all the fuss is about
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put it down At the first the novel seems very split up, like how do all these characters mix but it made me just want to keep reading. It was suspenseful and a great read all around
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from quite enjoyable I did enjoy this book but it was nothing I will pass onto my friends. I expected a little more out of it because the title has the word "secret" in it.
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good read I thought this book interesting...but a bit predictable. Ut didnt keep turning the pages quickly. However,I still enjoyed it.
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! The Husband’s Secret is the perfect summer book! It is a compelling, fast paced thriller told in alternating voices, of three women who are all leading different lives. Cecilia is the perfect wife, Tess whose life is shattered when her husband tells her he is in love with her cousin and an elder woman named Rachel whose daughter Janie was murdered in an unsolved case in 1984, she has not been able to get over this. Rachel has not been able to move on with her life. All three women are living very different lives. One day Cecilia is cleaning the attic and stumbles across a letter from her husband which is written by him but to be opened on the event of his death, she is taken aback what could this be, John Paul (her husband) is away on business and she confronts him about it on the telephone and he tells her not to open it. Cecilia runs a successful Tupperware business and has a Tupperware party that night where she runs into Rachel and tells her a story she had about Janie, as she read somewhere parents of dead children love to hear memories of their children as they will never have any new ones. Cecilia decides that night when her children are asleep to open the letter; it is up to her to protect her family. John Paul is home quite a few days early from his trip (right after the phone call he rushed home) and asks Cecilia about the note, she finds this odd and she knows she must open it now. She opens it up and what is inside shatters her world, her husband John Paul killed Janie, and the only reason John Paul married Cecilia was because he thought she was good and because of this he would somehow be forgiven for the great injustice he committed all those years ago. All the while Tess is trying to figure out what her life is now that her husband wants to be with her cousin. The suspense continues.....As the day’s progress you learn more about Janie’s murder, from a narrator’s perspective who is like all knowing God. Due to the news that John Paul murdered Janie, Cecilia starts to fall apart. The book as the title suggests is all about lies and that tangled web they come with.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read! Well written; loved the converging storylines which come together so greatly at the end. Very sympathetic characters
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great book to read . Loved it, lots of twists and not what you would experience . I would recommend and read it agai n
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very captivating read I very much enjoyed this book and can even see it turned into a movie one day. At first I thought it would be difficult to remember all the different characters but after a few chapters I had it figured out and I was so captivated by the 3 different stories that I couldn't put it down because I wanted to know more!
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bravo! This is a must-read. From the moment I started reading, I couldn't put it down. The author did a fantastic job keeping us glued to the storyline as she weaved the lives of 3 families together, all connected by one common tragedy. Absolutely fantastic!
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read A perfect blend of escapism and suspense. Realistic characters that are easy to root for and hate. Great epilogue.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liane Moriarty My second book by this author. Excellent character development. Baded in Australia, but these characters could be my neighbors. Loved it.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The husbands secret T I started reading this book but unfortunately I was not able to get past the first few chapters so I closedit and will read it at a later date
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from no more than a sitcom! I picked up the book's title from NY Bestselling list. Three women--three stories. I have read till 21% but could not carry it more. There are too many characters to remember each time you open the book. It's hard to remember who has what issues. One woman's husband cheating on her, other one has a secret letter, the third one is a grandmother who is going to live without her grand child. I don't even remember their names. Each woman has multiple kids PLUS neighbors PLUS people they meet when they go out and up till now it has not kept me hooked. I usually finish every book I start but this one did not hook me. To me, it felt like a sitcom -- women crying over petty issues.
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from don't bother A train wreck of a novel that is supposed to reveal the worst case of human frailty fails to hit its mark. Instead you are left with just a bad taste in your mouth because the author has jerked you around so much you are embarrassed you ever picked this up.
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this b00k. I didn't want to put this book down. I read on my lunch hour and had a hard time going back to work because I wanted to keep reading.
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First time Reader This book was a recommendation from Kobo. As such, I really wasn't sure what to expect. Turns out it was a great read with some creative twists and turns to keep me turning the pages. Will definitely choose another of her novels for my library and watch for new books by Ms. Moriarty!
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The husband's secret Suspense and a great ending!
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interwoven characters A story of three families and a rogue singleton, whose past, present and future overlap, collide and implode. A tale of love, family, tragedy and loss. Where people are forced to see themselves as they are, and wish to be.
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Un put down able! Excellent! Great characters, thought provoking plot and extremely unexpected events.. I hated for it to end.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The husbands secret Really enjoyed it!
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing I was encouraged to read this book by a friend who raved about it. I was not impressed with the writing at all. Good story but the characters lacked any depth. They were like cardboard cut-outs. Even in the last few chapters I didn't really relate to which housewife I was reading about. Pity, as the story had so many great opportunities for the reader to be completely engrossed in the intrigue but I found I didn't really care about the characters at all. Too bad.
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unexpected The great "reveal" from the mysterious letter summarized on the jacket of the book was unexpected. I enjoyed all of the characters. I especially enjoyed how the author apportioned blame, at least notionally, even to those who might otherwise seem like the victim. It made me think, but it didn't "decide" any of the issues for me. I found I kept wanting to read more to see which turns the characters took next. The three parallel storylines interwined nicely, and the ending was satisfying. A recommended read.
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The husband's secret All over the place but a book you can't put down because you need to know how it all fits! A great read!!
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Husband's Secret A great read exposing the depths of the relationships of two couples. A very unexpected ending!
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Husband's Secret Amazing read, I couldn't put it down! This book had it all- humour, suspense, drama, intrigue, romance... My husband is now reading it and he is also loving it. A very worthy read.
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Husband's Secret I loved this book, I had other ideas on what the secret was. I couldn't believe it. I liked how it came around full circle.
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The husbands secret The book was a bit choppy in writing. Good plot-storyline...But I was not happy at the ending!
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly wonderful! This book caught my eye while I was walking in the book store and I am so thrilled to have read it. The author does an extraordinary job of making you fall in love with the characters; I could not put the book down! This book will make you question whether there is a ''big picture'' in this world and how actions truly affect others. If you enjoy a book that keeps you guessing but that is still considered light reading, I highly recommend this book! You will not regret it, it is amazing!
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't read this book if you want to eat or sleep for the next couple of days! I received an Indigo gift card for Christmas and after reading about this book on a online book club (A Bow Full of Lemons). I decided to purchase it on Boxing Day. It arrived on Jan 7 and I read it in less than 24 hours. I couldn't put it down! I loved the authour's use of metaphors/similies and how the stories all inter-related. I kept hoping the ending wouldn't dissapoint, and it didn't! This is the best book I have read in a very long time. You MUST read it too!
Date published: 2014-01-11

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The Husband's Secret

by Liane Moriarty

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: July 30, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101636238

ISBN - 13: 9781101636237

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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.