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The Husband's Secret by [Moriarty, Liane]
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2013: Liane Moriary is probably doomed to be forever labeled a writer of “chick lit.” But despite its dopey name, her new novel, The Husband’s Secret, is better described as a comedy of manners and one with a serious undertone. As in her previous books, most successfully What Alice Forgot, Moriarty here wittily and observantly chronicles the life of middle aged, middle class Australian women, suburbanites who grapple with prosaic issues like marital fidelity and torturous ones like moral guilt and responsibility. You can’t help but laugh along with the small observations--“And there was poor little Rob, a teenage boy clumsily trying to make everything right, all false smiles and cheery lies. No wonder he became a real estate agent.” But it’s the big ones--Can good people do very, very bad things, and what, exactly, are we responsible for, and for how long?--that will make you think. This is a deceptively rich novel that transcends its era and place at the same time that it celebrates same. --Sara Nelson

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Praise for "What Alice Forgot "and "The Hypnotist's Love Story"

"Mesmerizing." --"Family Circle"


"Superb . . . examines misunderstandings--not just with lovers, but with friends, families and, perhaps most often, ourselves." --"Parade"


"Absorbing . . . thought-provoking." --"Ladies Home Journal"


""The Hypnotist's Love Story "is an intensely absorbing, excellently written tale that turns Fatal Attraction on its head--finally! Told with wit, charm, empathy, and plenty of suspense, you'll regret turning the pages so fast to find out how it ends. Loved it!" --Sarah Strohmeyer, bestselling author of "Kindred Spirits" and "The Cinderella Pact"


"[An] affecting tale." --NYTimes.com


"Spellbinding! Reading Liane Moriarty is like spending the afternoon with a wise, witty, comforting friend. I could not put it down!" --Beth Harbison, author of "Always Something there to Remind Me"


""What Alice Forgot "grabbed me on the first page and pulled me into Alice's life. She is strong, wounded, determined, and living a mystery. There is tender love entwined with poignant loss, magical confusion reminiscent of another Alice and her wonderland. Liane Moriarty has written a deep and wondrous novel." --Luanne Rice


"Heartfelt ... and thought-provoking, "What Alice Forgot "is a story you'll remember long after you turn the last page." --Jennifer Crusie


"I loved this book. It has, for me, everything that makes a good novel excellent: A delightful protagonist and her equally delightful love trying to overcome obstacles they do not fully understand; several fascinating families all jumbled into an iconoclastic mix; good friends and peculiar neighbors and difficult children and wonderfully loving relationships. "What Alice Forgot "is a read I will not forget and will recommend for a long time." --Jeanne Ray

, hilarious, touching, and lyrical all a


Praise for "The Husband's Secret"
"In "The Husband's Secret," Liane Moriarty has created a contemporary Pandora whose dilemma is spellbinding. Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour. A knockout!" --Emily Giffin, "New York Times "bestselling author
"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"
"At first, this reviewer wanted to warn readers not to be taken in by the light tone of Liane Moriarty's "The Husband's Secret." On second thought, maybe readers should let this rather crafty novelist's deceptive breeziness and humor sweep them along. It makes the shocks just that much more deliciously nasty, including the gob-smacking twist in the epilogue. . . . 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"
"Secrets can be sinister; they can eat you alive. But they can also set you free. "The Husband's Secret "by Liane Moriarty 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"
"Moriarty may be an edgier, more provocative and bolder successor to Maeve Binchy." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review
"This great summer read is hard to put down." --"Library Journal"
"For a provocative page-turner, read "The Husband's Secret "by Liane Moriarty." --"Woman's World"
Praise for "What Alice Forgot "and "The Hypnotist's Love Story"
"Mesmerizing." --"Fa


Praise for "The Husband's Secret"


"A novel that's perfect for vacation reading: There's humor, suspense, a circle of appealing women whose dilemma intersect with Cecilia's and enough food for thought to keep you from feeling empty afterward." --"People"
"In "The Husband's Secret," Liane Moriarty has created a contemporary Pandora whose dilemma is spellbinding. Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour. A knockout!" --Emily Giffin, "New York Times "bestselling author
"Brilliant." --Sophia Hannah, international bestselling author of "The Wrong Mother"
"I really enjoyed "The Husband's Secret," and raced right through it in two days. It's a knowing, touching, and entertaining page-turner. What a wonderful writer--smart, wise, funny." --Anne Lamott
"Liane Moriarty ("What Alice Forgot") is far more than the skillful writer of potboilers. Her compelling characters could be your friends and neighbors, nice and neurotic in equal doses. . . . 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"


"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"
""The Husband's Secret" is a smart, thoughtful read... [a] lip-smacking and intelligently written novel." --"Entertainment Weekly" (A-)
"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""At first, this reviewer wanted to war

"Spellbinding...A knockout!"--Emily Giffin, "New York Times "bestselling author
""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)

Spellbinding A knockout! Emily Giffin, "New York Times "bestselling author
"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)"


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3442 KB
  • Print Length: 498 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0451490045
  • Publisher: Berkley (July 30 2013)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D7Z4GQY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,023 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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