The Husband's Secret: From the bestselling author of Big Little Lies, now an award winning TV series

The Husband's Secret: From the bestselling author of Big Little Lies, now an award winning TV series

by LianeMoriarty (Author)

Synopsis

"The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable." (Sophie Hannah). At the heart of the top ten bestselling The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty is a letter that's not meant to be read...Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband's hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it - and time stops. John-Paul's letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others. Cecilia - betrayed, angry and distraught - wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband's secret, she will hurt those she loves most...Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, or anyone who enjoyed One Moment, One Morning or The Midwife's Confession, The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty is about the things we know, the things we don't, and whether or not we ever get to choose. Above all, though, it's about how we must live with the consequences of our actions - whether we like it or not. Praise for The Husband's Secret: "The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable." (Sophie Hannah). "The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling." (Good Housekeeping). "The story is cleverly plotted, full of suspense and so well-written that it pulls you in from the first page." (Sunday Mirror). "Dark and compelling, this is a must read." (Sun). "If you like Jodi Picoult, you'll love this addictive new book." (Essentials). "It's a tense, page-turning story which gradually draws everyone together in a devastating climax. The writing is insightful on the subjects of families and friends, parents and children, husbands and wives. But what makes this a great read are the agonising dilemmas the characters face over blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal." (The Mail on Sunday, You Magazine). "This is such a clever idea. This is powerful, moving and gripping stuff." (Star Magazine). Praise for Liane Moriarty: "Highly addictive." (She). "Gripping, acutely observed, thought-provoking and funny." (Marie Claire). "The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling." (Good Housekeeping). "Captivating." (Closer). "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 best-selling author of six novels including Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story, The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies, all of which were published successfully around the world and translated into seven languages. Writing as L.M. Moriarty, she is also the author of the Space Brigade series for children. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter. *Liane's brand new novel Big Little Lies - an addictive story of secrets and scandal - is out now. A sample chapter of Big Little Lies is included in this latest edition of The Husband's Secret.

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
Edition: 01
Publisher: Penguin
Published: 29 Aug 2013

ISBN 10: 1405911662
ISBN 13: 9781405911665

Media Reviews
What would you do if you found a letter in the attic, addressed to you, from your husband - to be opened in the event of his death? Another masterclass from the author of Big Little Lies * Grazia *
The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable -- Sophie Hannah
The story is cleverly plotted, full of suspense and so well-written that it pulls you in from the first page * Sunday Mirror *
If you like Jodi Picoult, you'll love this addictive new book * Essentials *
Dark and compelling, this is a must read * Sun *
The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling * Good Housekeeping *
This is such a clever idea. This is powerful, moving and gripping stuff * Star Magazine *
It's a tense, page-turning story which gradually draws everyone together in a devastating climax. The writing is insightful on the subjects of families and friends, parents and children, husbands and wives. But what makes this a great read are the agonising dilemmas the characters face over blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal * The Mail on Sunday, You Magazine *
The book's finely-wrought tension holds up until the final page * The Telegraph *
Fresh, very funny and entertaining, but also intelligent and unsentimental * Marian Keyes on Three Wishes *
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 *
Author Bio
Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of eight novels: Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story, The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies, Truly Madly Guilty and Nine Perfect Strangers. The Husband's Secret is a worldwide bestseller which has sold more than three million copies and been translated into over forty languages. Big Little Lies is now an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO series, produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.