The Husband's Secret
By Liane Moriarty
(Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, Hardcover, 9780399159343, 416pp.)
Publication Date: July 30, 2013
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller
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 writersmart, 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 secretsomething 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 allshe’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 Ceciliaor each otherbut 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 spousesand, ultimately, ourselves.
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.
Praise for The Husband's Secret
“Who says beach reads can't make you think? This classy romance does.” —People
“The Husband's Secret is a smart, thoughtful read… [a] lip-smacking and intelligently written novel.” —Entertainment Weekly
“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
“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
“The Husband’s Secret would more rightly be classified as psychological suspense, beautifully rendered, with a structure that sustains and builds interest from beginning to end.” —Sue Grafton
"Brilliant." —Sophia Hannah, international bestselling author of The Wrong Mother
"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