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The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty

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Cecilia Fitzpatrick, devoted mother, successful Tupperware business owner and efficient P&C President, has found a letter from her husband.

"For my wife, Cecilia Fitzpatrick, to be opened only in the event of my death"

But Cecilia's husband isn't dead, he's on a business trip. And when she questions him about it on the phone, Cecilia senses something she hasn't experienced before. John-Paul is lying.

What happens next changes Cecilia's formerly blissful suburban existence forever, and the consequences will be life-changing for the most unexpected people.

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The Husband's Secret
 
4.0

(based on 26 reviews)

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (19)
  • Well written (19)
  • Page turner (18)
  • Suspenseful (11)

Cons

  • Disappointing (3)

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  • Gift (15)
  • Travel reading (15)
  • Older readers (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (10), Casual reader (8), Bookworm (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Great Read

This book was much better than I expected. I had read a newspaper article about the author and how she was really not very well known in Australia but very popular overseas so I...Read complete review

This book was much better than I expected. I had read a newspaper article about the author and how she was really not very well known in Australia but very popular overseas so I was expecting a much less well written book. However, I really enjoyed this. I could easily identify with the characters and the sting in the tail of the story was a complete surprise. I gave it to a friend as soon as I had finished and she couldn't put it down either!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

SO "readable

After being thrilled with this book, I have now give three copies to others as presents, and they, too, have all enjoyed them as I did. We all read them very quickly,...Read complete review

After being thrilled with this book, I have now give three copies to others as presents, and they, too, have all enjoyed them as I did. We all read them very quickly, as the author engages the reader from the first page, and the first character. With facts carefully but surreptitiously planted throughout the book, Liane Moriarty brilliantly ties all her hints together with great dexterity, and leaves the reader saying, oh yes NOW I see!
Living in the same area that this book is written is a bonus - give one a great sense of intimacy with the setting and the characters.
The author's writing style is fluid and extremely easy to read. Clear and concise description make one read every word with enthusiastic ease.

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4.0

A very interesting and profound read.

By 

from Canberra, ACT

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Not the Author's Best

Best Uses

  • Gift
  • Older Readers

Comments about The Husband's Secret:

I struggled with some of the concepts, but nevertheless enjoyed reading the book. Food for thought.

 
5.0

I will buy from this author again

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from Sydney

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Unexpected turns.
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about The Husband's Secret:

    Great, honest REAL dilemmas when lives are intertwined and re-visited..........morals tested.

     
    4.0

    Great read!

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    from Canberra

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers

      Comments about The Husband's Secret:

      Well written and engaging! A great holiday read!

       
      5.0

      What a great writer this lady is .Loved this book.

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      from Viewbank vic australia

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Page Turner
      • Suspenseful
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Travel Reading

        Comments about The Husband's Secret:

        Takes a few minutes to get all the characters into perspective , gets you guessing on how all this connects, but then in a while it all falls together , a fabulous book . can't wait to buy another one of this authors books .

         
        5.0

        Loved it!

        By 

        from Albury, NSW

        About Me Casual Reader

        Pros

        • Page Turner
        • Suspenseful
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers
          • Travel Reading

          Comments about The Husband's Secret:

          The 'secret' in this book was so unexpected, and shocked me a lot.
          Definite page turner. Loved it so much!!

           
          5.0

          Entertaining and engaging

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          from Sydney

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Page Turner
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Travel Reading

            Comments about The Husband's Secret:

            This is now my most favourite author. Riveting plot, unable to put it down until the last page was turned.

             
            5.0

            Moriarty for the win again!

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            from melbourne

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            • Engaging Characters
            • Well Written

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                Comments about The Husband's Secret:

                Another example of how Moriarty develops strong characters and connections within them, and then turns them around with plots and twists.

                 
                4.0

                Suspenseful, intriguing.

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                from Sydney

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Page Turner
                • Suspenseful
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Travel Reading

                  Comments about The Husband's Secret:

                  A gift to myself - well deserved and well appreciated.

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome read!!

                  By 

                  from Sydney

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Page Turner
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

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                      Comments about The Husband's Secret:

                      Loved this book.. you get into the different
                      characters and their lives from the very first page. So easy to read. Very well written, can't wait to read more books from this author.

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                      1.0

                      Not worth the read

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                      from Sydney

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                      Pros

                      • Well Written

                      Cons

                      • Disappointing

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                        Comments about The Husband's Secret:

                        Although well written, the story line was Ok but the characters were terrible.
                        It tried to reflect Sydney North Shore characters but did not do this well.
                        I did finish the book but looking back it was not time well spent!

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                        Liane Moriarty

                        Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of seven internationally best-selling novels, including Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and the number 1 New York Times bestsellers, The Husband’s SecretBig Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty.

                        The Husband’s Secret has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and is set to be translated into over 35 languages. CBS Films has acquired the film rights.

                        With the launch of Big Little Lies, Liane became the first Australian author to have a novel debut at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. Film and television rights were snapped up by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. The series will screen in the first half of 2017. 

                        Truly Madly Guilty also debuted at no. 1 in its first week of publication on the New York Times bestseller list and both Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty were number one bestsellers in Australia. 

                        Writing as L.M. Moriarty, Liane has also written a series of books for children.

                        Visit Liane Moriarty's Booktopia Author Page


                        ISBN: 9781742613949
                        ISBN-10: 1742613942
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 416
                        Published: 1st April 2014
                        Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
                        Country of Publication: AU
                        Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.6
                        Weight (kg): 0.33