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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
 
3.9

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (15)
  • Page turner (15)
  • Well written (14)
  • Suspenseful (8)

Cons

  • Disappointing (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel reading (12)
  • Gift (10)
  • Older readers (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (9), Bookworm (6), Casual reader (4)

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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5.0

Entertaining and engaging

By 

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.

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    5.0

    Moriarty for the win again!

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    from melbourne

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

        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.

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        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.

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          5.0

          Awesome read!!

          By 

          from Sydney

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Page Turner
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

              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

              Best Uses

                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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                1.0

                Pretty ordinary

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                from Sydney

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Disappointing

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel Reading

                  Comments about The Husband's Secret:

                  This book did not live up to the hype. I wouldn't really recommend it. There are other more interesting books around.

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                  4.0

                  What a page turner!

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                  from Melbourne, AU

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Page Turner
                  • Suspenseful
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about The Husband's Secret:

                      I finished this book in a couple of days because I just couldn't put it down. The different characters that intertwine to reveal a captivating story. I look forward to reading more of her books.

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                      3.0

                      SO "readable

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                      from North Shore Sydney

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                      Pros

                      • Engaging
                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Page Turner
                      • Suspenseful
                      • Well Written

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gift
                        • Older Readers
                        • Travel Reading
                        • Women and Men

                        Comments about The Husband's Secret:

                        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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                        1.0

                        Not my cup of tea

                        By 

                        from Tweed heads

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                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Disappointing
                          • Not What I expected

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about The Husband's Secret:

                            Sorry- although I heard great reviews about this book I could not get into it. Didn't finish it.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent book, great read, great author

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                            from Dampier

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Page Turner
                            • Suspenseful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Gift
                              • Travel Reading

                              Comments about The Husband's Secret:

                              Excellent read

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                              Liane Moriarty

                              Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of six 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 Secret and Big Little Lies.

                              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 her most recent novel, 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 have already been snapped up by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

                              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): 0.28