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The husband's secret
Liane Moriarty
Adult Fiction MORIART

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Avatar for Kim B Kim B said:
What a page-turner! Liane Moriarty’s writing style reminds me of Elizabeth Strout’s. The novel’s moral dilemmas make it a great book club choice.
posted Dec 26, 2013 at 12:49PM
bookwoman_cat said:
* 1/2 stars. Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. 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—she’s 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 husband’s secret. **** I found it easy to guess the husband's secret before his wife read the letter. It is difficult to find anyone in this book who can claim the moral high ground. Another husband is emotionally unfaithful. His wife who drags her son away from his home abruptly and jumps into bed with an old flame. The denouement seems artificial and largely unbelievable. Years and years of pain are resolved much to easily. Sorry... Cannot recommend.
posted Apr 7, 2014 at 10:28PM
Avatar for Laura P. Laura P. said:
I loved this book. Three women in difficult situations and how they deal. The story is told deftly and with humor.
posted Jul 28, 2014 at 11:32AM
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