The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty

The Husband's Secret

By Liane Moriarty

  • Release Date: 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 7,125 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.


  • Not My Cup of Tea

    By Dnacole
    For me, this book jumped round way too much from one group of characters to another without anything tying together for a very long time and this happened each chapter, making it very hard to keep track of everyone and to follow the storyline. The sheer number of characters made it hard to keep track of who was who. I kept hoping it was going to start tying together and getting better so I stuck it out but I really wish I hadn’t. The ending was an odd wrap up as well.
  • Wow didn’t see that coming.

    By Pattydotcom
    Great read. Had to limit myself to 20 pages a day or I would not have been able to put it down
  • Great Plot Twists

    By Sukayhar
    Great read and character development.
  • Great story

    By pink dreams
    Found it a bit hard to get into at the beginning but once I knew who was who I loved it and couldn’t put it down.
  • Great book!

    By Nukkib341
  • Love Leanne Moriarty

    By Gram x 5
    Good book. Read it in two days.
  • Captivating

    By B. CarlaV
    Keeps on your toes. Every chapter is exciting & a page turner . Well done!
  • Disappointed

    By Rlmurra2
    Each of the characters’ situations seemed to have that one shock moment then just drag on and on..while the author made a connection between the characters with each other, it seemed forced, not a fluid connection between them. I appreciate that the big “secret” came out mid-book and not at the end. This book just didn’t do it for me. This is the 2nd book I’ve read by this author, first was “The Last Anniversary” which I think was a free Prime reading book and I loved it, so I hope I enjoy her other books as well.
  • Save your time…don’t read

    By mrs.muench
    The story reared it’s peak once we found out what was in the letter. It felt like the rest of the book was just a bunch of random run on sentences to fill the chapters. Definitely not worth the read.
  • Husband’s Secret

    By Janep1
    Excellent read