"The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable." (Sophie Hannah). At the heart of the top ten bestselling The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty is a letter that's not meant to be read...Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband's hand, it ...
"The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable." (Sophie Hannah). At the heart of the top ten bestselling The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty is a letter that's not meant to be read...Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband's hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it - and time stops. John-Paul's letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others. Cecilia - betrayed, angry and distraught - wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband's secret, she will hurt those she loves most...Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, or anyone who enjoyed One Moment, One Morning or The Midwife's Confession, The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty is about the things we know, the things we don't, and whether or not we ever get to choose. Above all, though, it's about how we must live with the consequences of our actions - whether we like it or not. Praise for The Husband's Secret: "The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable." (Sophie Hannah). "The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling." (Good Housekeeping). "The story is cleverly plotted, full of suspense and so well-written that it pulls you in from the first page." (Sunday Mirror). "Dark and compelling, this is a must read." (Sun). "If you like Jodi Picoult, you'll love this addictive new book." (Essentials). "It's a tense, page-turning story which gradually draws everyone together in a devastating climax. The writing is insightful on the subjects of families and friends, parents and children, husbands and wives. But what makes this a great read are the agonising dilemmas the characters face over blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal." (The Mail on Sunday, You Magazine). "This is such a clever idea. This is powerful, moving and gripping stuff." (Star Magazine). Praise for Liane Moriarty: "Highly addictive." (She). "Gripping, acutely observed, thought-provoking and funny." (Marie Claire). "The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling." (Good Housekeeping). "Captivating." (Closer). "Fascinating and compassionate." (Daily Telegraph on The Hypnotist's Love Story). "A bittersweet tale by a gifted writer." (Women's Weekly on What Alice Forgot). "Fresh, very funny and entertaining, but also intelligent and unsentimental." (Marian Keyes on Three Wishes). Liane Moriarty is the best-selling author of six novels including Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story, The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies, all of which were published successfully around the world and translated into seven languages. Writing as L.M. Moriarty, she is also the author of the Space Brigade series for children. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter. *Liane's brand new novel Big Little Lies - an addictive story of secrets and scandal - is out now. A sample chapter of Big Little Lies is included in this latest edition of The Husband's Secret.
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Publishers Weekly, 2013-06-10 Australian author Moriarty, in her fifth novel (after The Hypnotist's Love Story), puts three women in an impossible situation and doesn't cut them any slack. Cecilia Fitzpatrick lives to be perfect: a perfect marriage, three perfect daughters, and a perfectly organized life. Then she finds a letter from her husband, John-Paul, to be opened only in the event of his death. She opens it anyway, and everything she believed is thrown into doubt. Meanwhile, Tess O'Leary's husband, Will, and her cousin and best friend, Felicity, confess they've fallen in love, so Tess takes her young son, Liam, and goes to Sydney to live with her mother. There she meets up with an old boyfriend, Connor Whitby, while enrolling Liam in St. Angela's Primary School, where Cecilia is the star mother. Rachel Crowley, the school secretary, believes that Connor, St. Angela's PE teacher, is the man who, nearly three decades before, got away with murdering her daughter-a daughter for whom she is still grieving. Simultaneously a page-turner and a book one has to put down occasionally to think about and absorb, Moriarty's novel challenges the reader as well as her characters, but in the best possible way. Agent: Faye Bender, Faye Bender Literary Agency. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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