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  • Written by: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (164 ratings)

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The Husband's Secret

Written by: Liane Moriarty
Narrated by: Caroline Lee
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"To be opened in the event of my death." With one swift, vicious movement, she sliced the envelope open, and pulled out a handwritten letter. "Love you and the girls...so sorry to leave you with this...cannot bear...."

The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love, and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame.

Rachel is a woman in her 60s consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter 20 years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain.

Cecilia is the quintessential "I don't know how she does it" woman. A devoted mother to three daughters, she runs her household like clockwork, is President of the P&C, owns an extremely successful Tupperware business and is happy in her 15-year marriage. Until she discovers a letter in their attic labeled: "To my wife Cecilia, to be opened in the event of my death".

Her husband's secret is a bombshell beyond all imagining with repercussions across the lives of all three women.

©2013 Liane Moriarty (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Another awesome story

i love this author. She's amazing at creating a diverse cast of characters and telling the story from each one's perspective, and the narrator does such a great job of creating a different voice and persona for each one. highly recommend this book.

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Captivating.. “Bendy”! 😁

What a great story! From start to finish! Loved the twists and tie togethers! Caroline’s narrative is fabulous! I loved escaping into my headphones to this very well laid out story. Looking for more Liane Moriarty now!

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A good thriller, but predictable

I found this novel to be entertaining and well written however I predicted what had happened almost immediately. There are still some unexpected parts as the story unfolds though. Honestly I was pretty creeped out by the story and at one point it gave me nightmares. A bit of a thriller, family drama, but also a bit disturbing.

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Narrator made it difficult


I enjoy Liana’s books but I really find the narrator difficult to listen to. There’s a screeching in her voice that is like nails on a chalkboard to me. She has gotten very positive reviews elsewhere but I just found it a difficult listen

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Must listen

Great book. Held you captivated with anticipation throughout the listen. Keeping you wondering what will happen next and wondering what you would do if in that situation

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It didn’t dazzle me, maybe the wrong genre

I was into the book, wanting to know what happened but the ending was a little blah in my humble opinion. Not that it needed a happy ending or anything but just fell flat of expectation.

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Great book and amazing narration

I usually do not read books of this genre but oh my goodness, was this amazing. And the narrator did a great job too - she was passionate and engaged and has the most beautiful voice and intonation. Definitely would recommend this audio book.

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Great book!

What a fantastic “what would you do” story. You will be asking your girlfriends just that.

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Best book ever!

I truly enjoyed this book. Initially a tad confused until I figured out who was who! It was a wonderful story about life and I highly recommend it!

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Such a great read!

This book was such a great read! I have never read a book by this author and she has me now.
There was so much in this book for me. I am not sure how to describe it all. Loved the true to life stories. How these people were separate yet entwined together. How everything life throws at you affects the next piece. The book had me crying. The book had me excited. I feel like it actually helped make sense of some difficult times in my life.
Seriously listen to this book. Loved it!

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