The Husband's Secret

  • by Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by Caroline Lee
  • 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"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.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great story - really enjoyed it!

If you could sum up The Husband's Secret in three words, what would they be?

Engaging
Diverse
Realistic


What did you like best about this story?

Great characters


What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She really bought it to life for me


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The reflections on how a life (Janey) may have been lived!


Any additional comments?

Although it was fairly obvious what the 'secret' of the title actually would be - the resulting story was certainly worth the listen!

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- Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE

Amazing Book

If you could sum up The Husband's Secret in three words, what would they be?

very thought provoking


Who was your favorite character and why?

cecila and tess.

loved Tess shyness but loved her determination to stand up for herself.

cecila because of her honesty and integrity


What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

fantastic story telling excellent tone


Any additional comments?

the epilogue was amazing

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- barbara Douglas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-04-2013
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd