The Husband's Secret Hardcover – Jul 30 2013
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Praise for The Husband's Secret - An Amazon and iBooks Best of 2013 Pick
“The Husband's Secret is a smart, thoughtful read… [a] lip-smacking and intelligently written novel.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Who says beach reads can't make you think? This classy romance does.” —People
“Moriarty may be an edgier, more provocative and bolder successor to Maeve Binchy.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“[A] multi-layered page-turner…The ultimate page-turner. … I devoured it in one deliciously unfettered day, unable to stop reading … Moriarty capably handles her cast of characters, weaving their stories together into a fascinating tapestry… No reader will manage to resist plunging onward.” —BookReporter.com
“Amid three intertwined story lines and terrific plot twists, Moriarty presents a nuanced and moving portrait of the meaning of love, both marital and familial, and how life can hinge on a misunderstanding or a decision made in haste. The Husband’s Secret is so good, you won’t be able to keep it to yourself.” —USA Today
“For a provocative page-turner, read The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.”—Woman’s World
“The genius of The Husband’s Secret is that it makes us start to wonder what in our own lives would—or would not—have happened if, say, we had waited just five more minutes before we walked out the door, had not said that hurtful thing, had applied a bit of logic to that situation.” —Bookpage
“Reading groups rejoice. This meaty novel from the bestselling author (The Hypnotist’s Love Story, What Alice Forgot) will probably land on many must-read lists.” —Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“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
“Weaving stories from multiple perspectives keeps this one interesting all while leaving the reader wondering what will happen next. This great summer read is hard to put down.”—Library Journal
About the Author
Liane Moriarty is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the reading group hit, What Alice Forgot, as well as The Hypnotist’s Love Story, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, and the Nicola Berry series for children. Liane lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two small, noisy children.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the charm and wit of "What Alice Forgot" and "The Last Anniversary". I also liked the character development of the more serious "The Hypnotist's Love Story". All three of these were very good. "Best Wishes" was my least favourite (being too choppy), which is now tied with this one. Better luck next time.
An amazing twist near the end brings it all to a satisfying conclusion.
The first portion of the book was a little difficult to get through, meeting the characters, learning their connections, and keeping track as the book moved between (clearly marked)points of view, but once the initial meeting was over, the book took off and soared. Amazing story of a small town, and the connection between women, and the secrets we keep. Excellent read, I've recommended it to everyone I know since reading it.
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.
Most recent customer reviews
At first I wasn't sure but as I got into the book I was starting to enjoy it. I was always looking forward to pick it up to read it.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
If you want a fast paced, unsure of what`s really going on book, this one`s for you.
I read the book because it seems popular right now and I know a few women that were... Read more
The twists and turns this story takes is constant and compelling. I love the way Moriarty narrates...highly recommended. Cant wait to read another one of her stories.Published 1 month ago
A quick and easy read with surprisingly little depth. A lot of character build up that falls a little flat and expecting.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm in love with the characters and turn of events! The author has you reading and living what they are living!Published 2 months ago by Antonella D'angelo
A much better book than the reviews I read suggested. Diane Moriarty's books always start out sounding like complete chick lit, very light, and then get darker and deeper. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mp
Totally involving read. Great story premise, well drawn characters, filled with insightful comments about life and relationships. Read morePublished 3 months ago by cleo