The Husband's Secret

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Penguin Books, 2013 - 436 pagini
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The Husband's Secret is a gripping story about love, deception and how the smallest choice can have the biggest consequences. From the bestselling author of the hit HBO series Big Little Lies.

How well do you know your husband?

My Darling Cecilia
If you're reading this, then I've died.

Happily married and the mother of beautiful children, Cecilia has the perfect life . . . until she finds the envelope. 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 destroy her. But if she reveals her husband's secret, she will hurt those she loves most . . .

The Husband's Secret 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.


'The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable' Sophie Hannah

'The book's finely-wrought tension holds up until the final page' The Telegraph

'The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling' Good Housekeeping

'Gripping, acutely observed, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire

'Captivating' Closer

'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

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Comentariu Utilizator  - jhullie - LibraryThing

A powerful tale of consequences and the mysteries of misplaced affection. The characters were so real, I felt I could genuinely be friends with some of them...others not so much. A compelling storyline and a little intrigue all combined to make this a compulsive read for me. Citiți recenzia completă

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Comentariu Utilizator  - annhepburn - LibraryThing

SO FREAKING GOOD. It's a toss up between this and Big Little Lies for my fav Liane Moriarty. Love her trademark combo of dark and light plotlines. Citiți recenzia completă

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Despre autor (2013)

Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of seven novels: Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story, the worldwide phenomenon, The Husband's Secret, and Sunday Times bestsellers Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two children.

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