OUTSTANDING! The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty ranks up there with Gone Girl and Reconstructing Amelia. Moriarty’s writing, however, is far superior to those books. This book is fantastic and should be read at once. For some crazy reason, the book is only $5.99 for Kindle right now so I encourage you to download immediately.
This book was an Amazon Book of the Month in August with this review. “Liane Moriary is probably doomed to be forever labeled a writer of “chick lit.” But despite its dopey name, her new novel, The Husband’s 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 can’t 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 it’s 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 Nelson“
Quotes from The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
I highlighted over 30 quotes from this book. The writing is simply superb. Here are a few gems:
And whatever you do, read the Epilogue at the end last.
Update 10/6/2013- Thanks to USA Today for this article where Liane Moriarty casts the potential movie of The Husband’s Secret. I love her choices!