The Husband's Secret

  • 418 pages
  • B00D7Z4GQY
  • English
  • Hardcover
The Husband's Secret

᠓ Read Hardcover פֿ The Husband's Secret ᡯ Kindle By Liane Moriarty ᢧ An Best Book of the Month, August 2013 Liane Moriary is probably doomed to be forever labeled a writer of chick lit But despite its dopey name, her new novel, The Husbands Secret, is better described as a comedy of manners and one with a serious undertone As in her previous books, most successfully What Alice Forgot, Moriarty here wittily and observantly chronicles the life of middle aged, middle class Australian women, suburbanites who grapple with prosaic issues like marital fidelity and torturous ones like moral guilt and responsibility You cant help but laugh along with the small observations And there was poor little Rob, a teenage boy clumsily trying to make everything right, all false smiles and cheery lies No wonder he became a real estate agent But its the big ones Can good people do very, very bad things, and what, exactly, are we responsible for, and for how long that will make you think This is a deceptively rich novel that transcends its era and place at the same time that it celebrates same Sara NelsonAustralian author Moriarty, in her fifth novel after The Hypnotist s Love Story , puts three women in an impossible situation and doesn t cut them any slack Cecilia Fitzpatrick lives to be perfect a perfect marriage, three perfect daughters, and a perfectly organized life Then she finds a letter from her husband, John Paul, to be opened only in the event of his death She opens it anyway, and everything she believed is thrown into doubt Meanwhile, Tess O Leary s husband, Will, and her cousin and best friend, Felicity, confess they ve fallen in love, so Tess takes her young son, Liam, and goes to Sydney to live with her mother There she meets up with an old boyfriend, Connor Whitby, while enrolling Liam in St Angela s Primary School, where Cecilia is the star mother Rachel Crowley, the school secretary, believes that Connor, St Angela s PE teacher, is the man who, nearly three decades before, got away with murdering her daughtera daughter for whom she is still grieving Simultaneously a page turner and a book one has to put down occasionally to think about and absorb, Moriarty s novel challenges the reader as well as her characters, but in the best possible way Agent Faye Bender, Faye Bender Literary Agency Aug. The Husband's Secret

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