“The Husband’s Secret is so good, you won’t be able to keep it to yourself.”—USA Today
“Brilliant.”—Sophie Hannah, international bestselling author of The Wrong Mother
“Lip-smacking and sharply intelligent.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Perfect for vacation reading: There’s humor, suspense, a circle of appealing women.” —People
“Secrets can be sinister; they can eat you alive. But they can also set you free. The Husband’s Secret demonstrates this power with one of the most entertaining stories I have read in ages. Perfect for book clubs—lots to debate in these pages. I just loved it.”—Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Original Wife
“Simultaneously a page-turner and a book one has to put down occasionally to think about and absorb, Moriarty’s novel challenges the reader as well as her characters, but in the best possible way.”—Publishers Weekly
“Reading groups rejoice. This meaty novel from the bestselling author will probably land on many must-read lists.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Moriarty may be an edgier, more provocative and bolder successor to Maeve Binchy.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
One of the Best Books of the Year —Entertainment Weekly
One of the Top Ten Books of the Year —People magazine
“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
"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.