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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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4.1

(based on 31 reviews)

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90%

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Pros

  • Page turner (23)
  • Well written (23)
  • Engaging characters (22)
  • Suspenseful (14)

Cons

  • Disappointing (3)

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  • Gift (19)
  • Travel reading (18)
  • Older readers (13)
  • Younger readers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (13), Bookworm (8), Casual reader (8)

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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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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

Doesn't Disappoint

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from Brisbane

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Pros

  • Page Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about The Husband's Secret:

    Laine Moriarty is one of my favorite authors - I love all her books. Twists and turns in the plot.

     
    3.0

    A very enjoyable read

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    from Sydney

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
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      Comments about The Husband's Secret:

      I really enjoyed this book, particularly the relatability of the characters. I am now looking forward to reading other books by this author

       
      5.0

      Fantastic

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      from Sydney, Australia

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      • Engaging Characters
      • Page Turner
      • Suspenseful
      • Well Written

      Cons

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        • Gift
        • Older Readers
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about The Husband's Secret:

        This book had me hooked, start to finish. I love the way the author told the story from multiple points of view, it's so interesting to see how the characters not only interact but what they actually think of each other and what is going on behind the smiles and pleasantries. Being based in an area I know well also helped me relate to the characters, as well as them being seemingly average, suburban Australians, though as the pages turn all is not as well as it seems! The plot was engaging and developed naturally, fantastic writing. I couldn't put this book down, I ended up reading cover to cover within a day, it was that good!

         
        5.0

        Loved this book couldnt put it down!

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        from Australia

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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:

          I couldn't put this down, was definitely a page turner. The characters are engaging, easy to read and well written. Love this Authors books.

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          4.0

          Great engaging read

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          from Australia

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              Comments about The Husband's Secret:

              Bought as quick read while I looked for a book I really wanted but soon found I couldn't put it down and was in need of another book much sooner! Great story and characters, am now reading more of the authors others.

               
              4.0

              A very interesting and profound read.

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              from Canberra, ACT

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Well Written

              Cons

              • Not the Author's Best

              Best Uses

              • Gift
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              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

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                • 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!

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                    from Albury, NSW

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                    Pros

                    • Page Turner
                    • Suspenseful
                    • Well Written

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                      • 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!!

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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): 0.34