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Fabulously different and remarkably clever, this page-turner of an intimate yet scandalous tale keeps you guessing right up to the very end. Having been told that something awful has happened at the school Quiz Night, you are then whisked back in time to the beginning of the school year, where friendships are forged, tantrums thrown and bullying takes it’s first sneaky tormenting steps (and that’s just the parents). The author is adept at taking an everyday situation and adding little pops of difficult and uncomfortable. Nobody’s life is quite as it would outwardly seem and as you peek around the curtain of conformity you are drawn into the twisted web of rumours, facts and lies. As Trivia Night looms, you are kept quite literally on the edge of your seat, squirming with anticipation and fear for these wonderfully complete and complicated characters. This is quite simply, a deliciously entertaining read. ~ Liz Robinson
One of our Books of the Year 2014.
A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...
‘Liane Moriarty was THE success story of 2013 and we are absolutely thrilled to be following up on the phenomenal The Husband's Secret with a novel which packs, if it’s possible, an even more powerful punch. Little Lies is the story of three very different woman brought together by a cataclysmic event in the small Sydney suburb in which they live. Set in the present day and the recent past, we are invited into the lives of Maddie, Jane and Celeste in between hearing testimony and interviews with the police who, it appears, are investigating a murder. But who’s dead, who did it and why? I don’t know if I can put into words how completely brilliant this novel is. I’m blown away and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since I finished it. The characters are incredibly well drawn and the plot takes us into such unexpected directions – Liane Moriarty really is a first-class writer, almost a magician as she conjures up twist and turn galore at the same time as developing real flesh and blood characters who make the same mistakes we do. A wonderful, genius, funny, dark, heartbreaking read.' - Maxine Hitchcock, Publishing Director, Penguin Group
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...
|Publication date:||29th August 2013|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Family Drama|
Closing date: 30/06/2021
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
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 About Liane Moriarty