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Download the Husband's Secret

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Published by: antatio on Aug 06, 2013
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Australian author Moriarty, in her fifth novel (after TheHypnotist's Love Story), puts three women in an impossiblesituation and doesn't cut them any slack. Cecilia Fitzpatrick livesto be perfect: a perfect marriage, three perfect daughters, anda perfectly organized life.Then she finds a letter from her husband, John-Paul, to be opened only in theevent of his death. She opens it anyway, and everything she believed is throwninto doubt. Meanwhile, Tess O'Leary's husband, Will, and her cousin and bestfriend, 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 Liamin 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 manwho, nearly three decades before, got away with murdering her daughter
adaughter for whom she is still grieving. Simultaneously a page-turner and abook one has to put down occasionally to think about and absorb, Moriarty'snovel challenges the reader as well as her characters, but in the best possibleway. Agent: Faye Bender, Faye Bender Literary Agency.
I am a huge fan of Liane Moriarty and I have enjoyed every single one of hernovels, most recently What Alice Forgot and The Hypnotist's Love Story. TheHusband's Secret is her fifth adult fiction novel and for me, her best yet.
"For my wife, Cecilia FitzpatrickTo be opened only in the event of my death"She found the envelope amongst a stack of old tax records and imagined itcontained a sentimental message, given it was dated just a few days after thebirth of their first child, fifteen years ago. Cecilia has no idea that the letter willblow her world apart.The story of The Husband's Secret unfolds from the third person perspectives of three women, Cecilia, Tess and Rachel. At first the connections between thesewomen are peripheral but the secret Jon-Paul has been keeping for decades willchange them all.Cecilia has been married to John-Paul for fifteen years, they have three brightand beautiful daughters and a busy, happy life. Cecilia is the P&C president, asuccessful Tupperware host and her neat and orderly world is shattered whenher husband returns early from a business trip.Tess is devastated when her husband announces he has fallen in love with herbest friend, cousin and business partner, Felicity. Her only thought is to escapeand she abandons her life in Sydney to return to her childhood home. Tess isn'tinterested in renewing old friendships but finds she can't resist the attentions of an old flame.Every day is an effort for Rachel. It is only the presence of her toddler grandsonthat relieves the grief that has haunted her since her teenage daughter wasmurdered more than twenty years ago, and now her son and his wife are movingto New York.==================================================Wow! I rarely give out 5 stars for a novel, it has to be exceptional, and this is. Adifficult review to write without giving too much away. Suffice it to say that thewriting is what makes it exceptional. Moriarty develops each character with askill that has the reader often wondering... what would I do in this case? Theway she strings the relationships together make this fiction novel totally

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