Win a Family Weekend Break with Lovereading and VisitWiltshire - click here for details...

books of the month
Search our site
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn Read the opening extract of the brand new A. J. Finn book before its publication on 22/01/2018

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
  

The Husband's Secret

Family Drama   Literary Fiction   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Literary Contemporary Facebook group Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

One of our Books of the Year 2013.

Cecilia finds a letter in her husband’s writing with “For my wife – to be opened only in the event of my death”. Very foolishly Cecilia opens it. Tess’s husband has fallen for another woman, Rachel’s daughter died a few years back and her life now centres on her grandchild. Three unconnected women who, of course, are connected (through school). We take some time getting to the content of Cecilia’s letter but once we read it for ourselves this whole novel changes gear. It is clever, it’s startling, it’s a terrific read. Probably one of the best books of its type you will read this year. Excellent.

The Lovereading view...

Ordinary families made special by unfortunate circumstances are the centre of this funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love and secrets. Rachel, Cecilia and Tess; three women who don’t know each other but are connected and changed by a letter written and then lost that holds a shocking confession. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, or anyone who enjoyed One Moment, One Morning or The Midwife's Confession.

If you like Liane Moriarty you might also like to read books by Monica McInerney, Sinead Moriarty and Jojo Moyes.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Win an advanced copy of Fern Britton's new novel!

What a way to start the New Year! We have 10 pre-publication copies of Fern Britton's new Cornish drama to give away!

To have a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 12 February 2018. The winners will be notified by 19 February 2018,

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 12/02/2018

Synopsis

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

At the heart of The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty is a letter that's not meant to be read...Imagine you found a letter you were never meant to see. You opened it. Read it. And discovered your husband's deepest, darkest secret. Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all - she's an incredibly successful business woman, a pillar of her small community and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But her husband's letter changes everything, and Cecilia must decide whether or not to keep his secret. Sharing it will have earth-shattering consequences, and not just for her...

Reviews

Praise for The Husband's Secret:

'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

About the Author

Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of five novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot and most recently The Hypnotist's Love Story, and The Husband's Secret as well as the Space Brigade series for children. She lives in Sydney with her husband and son.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

29th August 2013

Author

Liane Moriarty

More books by Liane Moriarty
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.lianemoriarty.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781405916363

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

Why I love @lovereadinguk? It's in the name - as dedicated lovers of reading, they are perfect matchmakers for helping me find my next read!

Catherine Jenkins

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools