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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
 
3.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

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    (1)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Page turner (12)
  • Engaging characters (11)
  • Well written (10)
  • Suspenseful (7)

Cons

  • Disappointing (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel reading (10)
  • Gift (8)
  • Older readers (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (6), Bookworm (5), 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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1.0

Not worth the read

By 

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

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            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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                  4.0

                  Close to home narrative

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                  from Brisbane, AU

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Page Turner
                  • Suspenseful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about The Husband's Secret:

                      The 2nd half was a page tuner. I enjoyed her writing style and how it was based in Australia, giving that sense of familiarity. Easy to pick up after a few days of not reading. I will be recommending this to friends.

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                      5.0

                      Gripping

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                      from Melbourne

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                      Pros

                      • Deserves Multiple Readings
                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Page Turner
                      • Suspenseful
                      • Well Written

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Appeal
                        • Gift
                        • Older Readers

                        Comments about The Husband's Secret:

                        This kept me in suspense and I could hardly put it down.

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                        4.0

                        Great Aussie author

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                        from Queensland

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Page Turner
                        • Suspenseful
                        • Well Written

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gift
                          • Older Readers
                          • Travel Reading
                          • Younger Readers

                          Comments about The Husband's Secret:

                          Great storyline and easy to read

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                          5.0

                          Liane Moriarty can do no wrong!

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                          from Newcastle

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Page Turner

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gift
                            • Travel Reading

                            Comments about The Husband's Secret:

                            Loved it - would recommend to anyone ! Thoroughly enjoyed the characters & story

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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): 0.31