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ISBN13: 9780399159107
ISBN10: 039915910x
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Publisher Comments:

“In The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty has created a contemporary Pandora whose dilemma is spellbinding.  Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour.  A knockout!" —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author

At the heart of The Husbands Secret is a letter thats not meant to be read

My darling Cecilia, if youre reading this, then Ive died. . . .

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .

Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—shes an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husbands secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves. 

Review:

"In Moriarty's intriguing follow-up to What Alice Forgot, Ellen O'Farrell is a hypnotherapist in Australia who becomes romantically involved with Patrick, a single father and widower with a troubling secret: he has a stalker — ex-girlfriend Saskia. Instead of being disturbed, Ellen is curious about Saskia, wondering who she is, why she's stalking Patrick, and if she, Ellen, could ever love anyone enough to stalk them for three years. Soon, Ellen discovers more than she was expecting: after three months of dating, she's pregnant with Patrick's child; Patrick wants to get married; and Saskia has been a patient of hers (under a pseudonym) since Ellen started her relationship with Patrick. Ellen and Patrick (and his son Jack) move in together, but Saskia doesn't stop, a problem abetted by Ellen's inquisitiveness and frustration about Patrick's comparisons of Ellen to his dead wife, Colleen. As Saskia's antics become increasingly aggressive, Ellen soon realizes that their bizarre situation has crossed into dangerous territory. Ellen's voice is compelling and believable, and readers will appreciate Moriarty's deft conveyance of a potentially trite topic into the realm of good storytelling. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

At the heart of The Husbands Secret is a letter

thats not meant to be read

My darling Cecilia, if youre reading this, then Ive died. . . .

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .

Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—shes an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husbands secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves. 

Synopsis:

From the author of the critically acclaimed What Alice Forgot comes a breakout new novel about the secrets husbands and wives keep from each other.

Three women. One secret. And a letter that will change everything—forever.

Tess. Rachel. Cecilia. Three women living three very different lives. But when Cecilia opens up a Pandoras box, their lives will intersect in ways none of them could foresee.

Cecilia is the woman who seems to have it all: a successful career, a gorgeous husband, and three wonderful daughters. One day she finds an old tattered letter in the attic thats addressed to her, to be opened only in the event of her husbands death. But hes still very much alive. When Cecilia casually mentions it to him on the phone, he laughs it off, telling her to put the letter away. Yet when he flies home early from an overseas business trip, and then frantically searches for the letter, Cecilia realizes theres something important in it, something she needs to know. Yet even Pandora herself could not prepare Cecilia for what the letter reveals.

About the Author

Liane Moriarty is the author of three previous novels, What Alice Forgot, Three Wishes, and The Last Anniversary, which have been published around the world and translated into seven languages. Also the author of the Nicola Berry series for children, she lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two small, noisy children.

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Bookwomyn, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Bookwomyn)
This is my kind of book. From page one I was interested and made excuses to sit down and read far too often. Moriarty's prose is uncomplicated and the story is *very* different. She's Australian - which was interesting for me. Not many Australian authors have best selling books so I figured she must be something special. She is. It is the first book of hers that I've read but I'll remedy that soon. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399159107
Publisher:
Amy Einhorn Books
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Author:
Moriarty, Liane
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes a readers guide and a teaser
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Moriarty's intriguing follow-up to What Alice Forgot, Ellen O'Farrell is a hypnotherapist in Australia who becomes romantically involved with Patrick, a single father and widower with a troubling secret: he has a stalker — ex-girlfriend Saskia. Instead of being disturbed, Ellen is curious about Saskia, wondering who she is, why she's stalking Patrick, and if she, Ellen, could ever love anyone enough to stalk them for three years. Soon, Ellen discovers more than she was expecting: after three months of dating, she's pregnant with Patrick's child; Patrick wants to get married; and Saskia has been a patient of hers (under a pseudonym) since Ellen started her relationship with Patrick. Ellen and Patrick (and his son Jack) move in together, but Saskia doesn't stop, a problem abetted by Ellen's inquisitiveness and frustration about Patrick's comparisons of Ellen to his dead wife, Colleen. As Saskia's antics become increasingly aggressive, Ellen soon realizes that their bizarre situation has crossed into dangerous territory. Ellen's voice is compelling and believable, and readers will appreciate Moriarty's deft conveyance of a potentially trite topic into the realm of good storytelling. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

At the heart of The Husbands Secret is a letter

thats not meant to be read

My darling Cecilia, if youre reading this, then Ive died. . . .

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .

Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—shes an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husbands secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves. 

"Synopsis" by ,

From the author of the critically acclaimed What Alice Forgot comes a breakout new novel about the secrets husbands and wives keep from each other.

Three women. One secret. And a letter that will change everything—forever.

Tess. Rachel. Cecilia. Three women living three very different lives. But when Cecilia opens up a Pandoras box, their lives will intersect in ways none of them could foresee.

Cecilia is the woman who seems to have it all: a successful career, a gorgeous husband, and three wonderful daughters. One day she finds an old tattered letter in the attic thats addressed to her, to be opened only in the event of her husbands death. But hes still very much alive. When Cecilia casually mentions it to him on the phone, he laughs it off, telling her to put the letter away. Yet when he flies home early from an overseas business trip, and then frantically searches for the letter, Cecilia realizes theres something important in it, something she needs to know. Yet even Pandora herself could not prepare Cecilia for what the letter reveals.

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