The Husband's Secret

By Liane Moriarty,

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One of the Best Books of the Year—Entertainment Weekly
One of the Top Ten Books of the Year—People

At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a…

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3 authors picked The Husband's Secret as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I absolutely loved this book because it taught me one big thing: always pay attention to the red flags. In the beginning of The Husband’s Secret a key piece of evidence is introduced and from there working backwards, forwards, and somehow sideways, the story explains how the item was created, and what it means for everyone involved. This mystery novel helped me put together things that didn’t quite add up in my personal life, and strangely enough, I discovered a secret about my own husband at the time which later led to a divorce. Crazy how life works.

From JJ's list on detecting bullsh*t.

What I enjoyed the most about The Husband’s Secret was the way that Liane Moriarty managed to entwine three seemingly unrelated characters into a compelling story, underpinned by a unique secret that you don’t see coming. While the suspense and more serious themes of the story were intense at times, I loved the humourous observations of everyday life and the wonderfully drawn characters I could relate to so well. It taught me to never assume, as there is always a hidden layer waiting to be revealed.

From Helen's list on an ensemble cast of characters.

Liane is able to make a reader laugh and cry at the same time. She’s deft at weaving characters and settings and tying their stories together. Sometimes what you see isn't the truth. It's heartwarming and heartbreaking. What I love about Liane Moriarty's books is that she's a genius with character relationships and is able to make the reader relate to each person she creates. They all seem so real. And, as you can see, I love books that make me happy.  

From Jeanne's list on women balancing life and family.

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