The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty

The Husband's Secret

By Liane Moriarty

  • Release Date: 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 6,066 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.



  • so good !

    By Ladyleinaa
    I should have written this review weeks ago... but my brain didn’t register that I could! I really enjoyed this read. I love a good book with twists, turns and connections!! Definitely recommend this one!
  • Oh the secrets people keep

    By dml266
    This was as good as “Big Little Lies
  • Excellent mystery

    By Janet6000
    Kept my attention and I stayed up way too late reading. Great surprise ending!
  • Love

    By britspradlin
    First book by her and it wasn’t my last. Loved this book
  • Great plot!

    By JJBLT
    Loved this, couldn’t put it down
  • Awesome Vacation Read!

    By lexielexgirl1
    You won’t be able to put it down!
  • Great read!

    By Jammer$$
    I couldn’t put this book down. The way the characters all came together in the end was spellbinding.
  • Predictable but good

    By Deej1367
    The “twists” weren’t all that surprising, but overall a decent summer read
  • So good!

    By Frankieroger
    I could not put this book down, grabs you in from the first page on!!
  • It was just okay

    By Kiarra Monique
    The premise of this novel was highly intriguing, unfortunately, for me, it didn't live up to that. This was my first liane Moriarty book, but I'd been drawn to her work because of how delightfully good the HBO adaptation of Big Little Lies was. So, I came in with high expectations. As I mentioned, the premise had a heck of a hook....wife finds a note husband only intended for her to read when he was dead, but he's still very much alive! To my displeasure the plot didn't focus solely on said husband and wife, there was a lot of jumping around to the point where it was like multiple. mini stories within a bigger story. I generally like that--when every mini story has a purpose/impact on the overall plot. Rachel's story was necessary because she is the only living parent of the dead girl. However, Tess's story left me scratching my head. Like, why did I jus spend hours reading about her when she had nothing to do with the overall plot/premise? Generally, I found much of the story to be a bit dull and pointless. The best part of the book was the end. When the author launches into the "what if's" of the book. I reallllly liked that bit and it made me look at the story a bit differently.