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The Husband's Secret
The Husband's Secret
Author: Liane Moriarty
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 Pandora?s box, their l...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780399159343
ISBN-10: 0399159347
Publication Date: 7/30/2013
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 193 ratings
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 68
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Helpful Score: 11
This is the second Liane Moriarty book I have read and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite new authors. Once I started this book I just could not put it down. Three women from the same small community are connected by one man's secret. Each of these women are plagued by uncertainty, the "what if's" of their lives. The author does a wonderful job of showing how so many little choices can have such big effects on our lives.
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Helpful Score: 7
I must say I am of the minority when it comes to this book. I found it to be very boring. None of the characters were likable...you didn't pull for any of them. They just plodded along, very shallow, taking up space. Did I say this was a boring book? Many times I thought about not finishing it but I kept remembering all those good reviews. Another PBSer encouraged me to write my review. I generally don't like writing bad reviews. I feel everyone likes different things, it's what makes the world go round, but if one person had written a review like this one, I probably wouldn't have wasted $25 on the book or at least waited for the paperback copy. Again, did I say this book was boring? I will say one thing, the cover was lovely, but how it related to the book was beyond me. Will I read another Liane Moriarty book? I probably will but I will certainly wait for the PB version or hopefully win it in a swap.
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Helpful Score: 4
Not a terrible book, but not a very distinctive or substantive one--just another example of what I think of as frothy contemporary domestic drama stories. This one had a few touching moments, a few good character bits, but was otherwise predictable and/or unbelievable, and took itself far too seriously.
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Helpful Score: 2
Some readers have described this book as light Australian chick lit perfect for the beach. I read my fair share of chick lit beach reads but I would NOT place Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret in that category. This book is much more substantial than that description. Instead, expect to be challenged by this read. The first challenge is to keep straight the many (seemingly) unrelated characters that you will be introduced to in the first few chapters. The next challenge will unfold as the book progresses. The author let's you in to the thoughts and feelings of these characters as each faces and tackles some pretty daunting life obstacles. Your challenge is to refrain (if you can) on passing judgment too soon. Would you feel the same way given the same obstacle? Would you take the same action? This book is definitely a great beach read but don't expect to just sit on the sidelines, sipping a fruity drink. You will be mentally engaged in the story whether you like it or not. Expect this one to be made into a movie!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the best book I have read in a long time! Simply could not put it down! Te "secret" is astonishing! I would give it 10 stars if I could!
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