The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty

The Husband's Secret

By Liane Moriarty

  • Release Date: 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4 (From 4,652 Ratings)


“A novel that’s perfect for vacation reading.” —People

“It’s a knowing, touching, and entertaining page-turner. What a wonderful writer—smart, wise, funny.” —Anne Lamott

"The Husband's Secret is so good, you won't be able to keep it to yourself." —USA Today

“Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour. A knockout!" —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author

“The Husband's Secret is a smart, thoughtful read… [a] lip-smacking and intelligently written novel.” —Entertainment Weekly

"For a provocative page-turner, read The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty." —Woman's World

"Brilliant." —Sophia Hannah, international bestselling author of The Wrong Mother

At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that’s not meant to be read

My darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve 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—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.

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.


  • Unputdownable

    By AuntJannie
    Loved this book! I enjoy the author’s unique style. For me, her style of unfolding the characters and their stories is fresh and compelling. There were several clever, laugh out loud moments where her use of words was hilarious. I read it because I enjoyed Big Little Lies on HBO, and wanted to see how one of Liane Moriarty’s books would be. I will be buying her others shortly!
  • Slow beginning

    By hopeafin
    Slow beginning but I was hooked after chapter 7 or 8. Ending very emotional and really makes you think of the secrets we all keep or are kept from us!
  • Not what I was expecting

    By mslit13
    This book took me by surprise. It had twists and turns, but was consistent in the storyline. Amazing book, highly recommend it!
  • Can't stop

    By *Sizzle*
    I saw her books and wanted to read them, my sister watched the big little lies show and then I got addicted! It's so real and emotion from every angle.
  • Great read

    By Mzzbev
    After I got pass chapter two I thoroughly enjoyed this book. So many surprising twists
  • Makes you think

    By Sydney_Lou
    Really makes you think about what you would do in certain situations and wonder what you really know. Great read!
  • Uuuyog

    By h njb
    Yeah Ig
  • Meh.

    By Mollystr
    A friend recommended this book and I was disappointed. The characters felt underdeveloped and shallow and the story lines were predictable. The book really dragged on and I felt there was a lot of unnecessary fluff. I was not satisfied with the ending and I felt that the epilogue was pointless. I would not recommend this read.
  • Love it

    By Pinky pinky!
    Great read!!!!
  • A satisfying read

    By Ihabmarz
    This is the kind of book that will make you feel things. It's funny, heartbreaking, soothing and it will teach certain things about life that you compelled to learn. Simply unputdownable.