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The Husband's Secret

The Husband's Secret

ISBN: 0399159347

Title: The Husband's Secret

Author: Liane Moriarty

KDL Description:

“If you were cleaning out the attic and discovered a letter written by your husband to you, BUT only to be opened upon his death (and he’s still very much alive), would you open it? This is one of those books you will not want to put down!”—Robin at KDL’s Spencer Township branch

Amazon Description:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

One of the Best Books of the Year —Entertainment Weekly

One of the Top Ten Books of the Year —People magazine

“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

“Emotionally astute, immensely smart, and as cinematically plotted as any Tom Perrotta Novel destined for critical accolades and a big-screen adaptation.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A novel that’s perfect for vacation reading.” —People

“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.