The Husband’s Secret | Liane Moriarty | Minireview

Official Blurb

Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband’s hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death.

Curious, she opens it – and time stops.

John-Paul’s letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others.

Cecilia – betrayed, angry and distraught – wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband’s secret, she will hurt those she loves most . . .

My View (no spoilers)

Not a bad book, it about three women whose lives are entertwined, as the book develops the reader begins to realise how they are all linked.

The Husband’s Secret deals a lot about feelings, betrayal, grief and mistrust, there is not much joy in it, however it is compelling reading. Once the secret is dislosed all becomes clear but it creates a whole barrelful more of problems.

Interestingly there is a fascinating epilogue which describes what happens to all the characters and gives more insight to their story, this is very cleverly written and sets the book firmly in context


I read a Kindle version of this book.


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5239 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (29 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.


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