The Husband's Secret Hardcover – Jul 30 2013
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Praise for The Husband's Secret
“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 Truly Madly Guilty, Big Little Lies, The Husband’s Secret, The Hypnotist’s Love Story, and What Alice Forgot. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.
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This was read for our book club.
For a synopsis, see the publisher's blurb.
The story moved along nicely and got very interesting once the secret was revealed. It's nothing like a husband having an affair so it's not about some ubiquitous love triangle. I will admit, however, at one point as one of the twists began to unfold, I could tell what was going to happen. That's not a negative by the way. I truly found this story of intertwined lives relatable and of genuine interest. Even though I give this 3 1/2 stars this takes nothing away from the story - well done. A recommended easy-reading novel.
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.
The protagonist's dilemma was what really got to me - what would I do? All the characters are brought together when an ironic, climatic event happens.
It was toward the end when I really appreciated the metaphor of the Berlin Wall. I thought about it long after I finished reading it. Well done! I am looking forward to reading more of Moriarty's books.
An amazing twist near the end brings it all to a satisfying conclusion.
Most recent customer reviews
First book by this author but not my last. Loved this book. not predictable. loved the last chapter. very uniquely done. highly recommend it.Published 1 month ago by Annette Chisholm
The book came dirty and without a jacket. The detains didn't mention any of this when I purchased the copy. Very disappointing.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
My first Liane Moriarty book. What a great read. It was hard to put down. Makes you self-reflect about your life.Published 3 months ago by Natalie
Liane Moriarty keeps a story interesting. And moving along. Good story Creative writing.Published 3 months ago by June Pardy
Could not put this down!.....had to keep adding until it was over.....a provocative read in which I had to keep asking myself....what would I have done?....no simple answer ! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lovetoread