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The Husband's Secret

by Liane Moriarty

Thorndike Press | December 25, 2013 | Hardcover

The Husband's Secret is rated 4.125 out of 5 by 8.
A New York Times Bestseller -- Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his darkest secret ? something with the potential to destroy the life you built together, and 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. Her life is as orderly as her home. But that letter is about to change everything.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 634 pages, 8.6 × 5.6 × 1.2 in

Published: December 25, 2013

Publisher: Thorndike Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1410463524

ISBN - 13: 9781410463524

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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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 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 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 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 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 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

– More About This Product –

The Husband's Secret

The Husband's Secret

by Liane Moriarty

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 634 pages, 8.6 × 5.6 × 1.2 in

Published: December 25, 2013

Publisher: Thorndike Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1410463524

ISBN - 13: 9781410463524

From the Publisher

A New York Times Bestseller -- Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his darkest secret ? something with the potential to destroy the life you built together, and 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. Her life is as orderly as her home. But that letter is about to change everything.

About the Author

Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of several novels and the children's books series Space Brigade. Her novel titles include: Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story, The Husband's Secret, and The Big Little Lies.