The Husband’s Secret

The Husband’s Secret

Series: Reading Challenge: Somewhere You'd Like to Visit
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Length: 418 pages

This story about three Australian women whose lives intersect in unexpected ways is packed full of secrets. Moriarty addressed dark topics here, but her tone remains light and witty, and she manages to weave in interesting notes—the Berlin wall, the myth of Pandora, the Snow White fairy tale. I loved this on audio: the Australian accent was delightful.

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About the Book

Publisher’s description:

One of the Best Books of the Year —Entertainment Weekly
One of the Top Ten Books of the Year —People magazine

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.

“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

“Emotionally astute, immensely smart, and as cinematically plotted as any Tom Perrotta Novel destined for critical accolades and a big-screen adaptation.”—Entertainment Weekly

“A novel that’s perfect for vacation reading.”—People

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