The Husband's Secret

The Husband's Secret

Book - 2013
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juin1978
May 06, 2016

Excellente histoire. Très intéressante, pas stressante ou frustrante, intrigante. Fin qui vaut la peine.

TSCPL_Stephanie May 01, 2016

WOW! This was one of my SHUT UP! books where I didn't see that coming. I will admit I could relate to some of the characters some. This would be a great book discussion book.

MrsIredale Apr 28, 2016

It was a page turner, but this book paled in comparison to Moriarty's book, Big Little Lies. I was also disappointed in some of the messages that surfaced about violence to women at the end.

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sharon711
Mar 06, 2016

An engrossing story, once you get over the introduction to each of the three main characters, who are completely unrelated to one another until the tale begins to unfold. Although I had guessed the secret, it didn't detract from the drama of the story. The ending was believable but a little too neat. The author uses an epilog to tie up the loose ends, but I suppose each of those would have required another whole story. As an older reader, I found the approach/attitudes to sex eye-opening, as the changes in my lifetime have been profound.

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workerbee
Dec 19, 2015

The Husband's Secret. With a title like that, you're trying to guess the secret from the very first page. Is he having an affair? Is he gay? Transgender? Does he have a secret family in another town? Is he a government agent? A "sleeper" spy? Head of a major crime ring? What?

I went through all these usual suspects (and more) and discarded them one by one. Then something else would happen and I'd start wondering about one of them again. It kept me turning pages, but I would have done that anyway because her writing is so lovely. In Liane Moriarity books all her characters are so real. There are no cardboard cut-out people, everyone in the family and the neighborhood has a life full of complications and secrets of their own.

No spoilers from me, just a promise. Read this book. You won't be sorry

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Rah9248
Nov 19, 2015

I enjoyed this book. Yes, it reminded you of Desperate Housewives but it was good. The story kept my attention throughout the entire book. I really liked how the characters took time to closely examine themselves despite what they were going through. I also liked that they took ownership of their shortcomings. The epilogue was nice too. You just never know.

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Pisinga
Nov 16, 2015

This book is like a good "Soap opera", but only 3/4 of it. After that - boring.

dgeorgia Aug 30, 2015

Whoa! What an amazing story. There are many characters who's stories are inter-woven with each other. This book became a real page turner and was not predictable. I liked that it was different from other books I have read.

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allison1370
Aug 26, 2015

A good read that I finished in just a few sittings. The secret was revealed half-way through the book, and I saw it coming from a mile away. Still a good summer read.

carrilis Aug 14, 2015

Starts off rather wordy, but caught my interest fairly quickly after the first chapter. A fast, good read for a longer book. Good summer vacation/beach/airplane read.

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scofieldm
Aug 01, 2015

I felt like a page-turner and I got it with this book. By the time the mystery unfolded (and I have read better), I was already hooked on the running inner dialogue playing out in the head of the main character. Perfect summer reading.

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LESVAN8
Jul 25, 2015

Struggled through first half of this book (I think due to too many characters based in two cities); second half was better. Generally, it did not hold my interest as Moriarity's other books.

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SuzeParker
Jul 23, 2015

Ah, the telltale secret. Discovered in the attic, it's just too much for Cecilia to resist opening the envelope on which her husband's handwriting has instructed that it should remain sealed until after his death. Who among us could remain steadfast when presented with the chance to see what a spouse is willing to say only after there's no more opportunity to discuss it? Good premise and lots of moral quandaries -- not only for Cecilia and Paul, but also for the book's other primary characters, Tess and Rachel.

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norma777
Jul 16, 2015

Great book! The secret is revealed toward the middle. It's shocking, and one wonders how the book can go anywhere after that bombshell. Fear not, it goes many places with twists and turns that will surprise you. Two thumbs up!!

PImaLib_EvaO May 07, 2015

A little slow at the beginning but wonderful twists. Interesting how all the characters are connected.

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MPHPLensie
Apr 21, 2015

This book is incredible. I was engrossed from page one!

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bookster1
Mar 22, 2015

Good summer or airplane read.

dairyqueen Mar 10, 2015

I could not put this book down and read it in one day. Fast, easy and engaging.

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modestgoddess
Feb 17, 2015

This is well-written for the emotional exposés, I enjoyed that the setting is mostly Sydney Australia, and the story certainly pulls a reader through - but I was left, at the end, feeling extremely disgruntled. I felt Moriarty was pushing buttons and playing with the reader's feelings too much - and finally, I found there were just too many things about which I could not willingly suspend my disbelief. It still irks me so much that she swindled her way through a whole book like this. I thought it was well done until the "secret" was revealed - then I kept wondering how on earth such a normal-seeming man could have such a thing in his past. Other character notes and plot twists didn't ring true either, and the epilogue that explains everything was just so annoying. Read at your own risk. I would suggest there are more satisfying books out there. If you're curious about the secret, skim ahead to the letter and then go on and jump to the epilogue. That's all you really need to read of this one.

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gymgurl
Feb 17, 2015

I liked the way the author handled this plot which was three story lines that were very well woven together. Lots of emotional ups and downs.

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geminigem
Feb 14, 2015

Loved this book!! Took a while for me to actually start it- kept procrastinating- but once I did I couldn't put it done!! Lots of little twists and turns. Very entertaining - finally wound up reading it all in one day!!! I am now a true fan of this author and have holds in on two more of her books. Can't wait!!!

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elmoskippy
Feb 05, 2015

I enjoyed this book from cover to cover because of its complex characters and emotional ties. Look forward to reading more of her books.

deborahjohnston Jan 30, 2015

I enjoyed this, and will pursue other titles by the same author. A nice blend of characters, each with their own baggage. The husband's secret was worth the read, though it was a shame the protagonist returned to her husband.

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denise99
Jan 27, 2015

I found this book an easy read and really enjoyed Liane Moriarty's style of storytelling.

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trincm
Jan 26, 2015

A very good read. I finally enjoyed a book from cover to over. Well written and good content. I will read her other books if they are like this one.


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