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The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

“To err is human; to forgive, divine”!!!!

With this being the first quote in the book, one already knows that someone has erred and someone is going to try being divine by forgiving!!!!

If you have enjoyed watching Desperate Housewives or Packed to the Rafters on television, then The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty is not the book for you. It seems like an extension of the soaps, with the characters assuming the same faces as Susan Mayer, Julie Rafter and the rest of the cast from the two soaps. The story line is very predictable and makes you wonder whether people really live their lives in a haze,oblivious to the red herrings and tell tale signs that something is definitely wrong.

Cecilia Fitzpatrick makes the grave error of letting curiosity take the best of her and her perfectly stacked Tupperware life gets hit by a secret. Does she survive? If you are curious then go ahead and read The Husband’s Secret!!!!!
Tess O’ Leary and Rachel Crowley, two other characters from the same neighbourhood are also links of the chain that get pulled when Cecilia discovers her HUSBAND’S SECRET.
The Epilogue however redeems Liane to some extend with a bit of twist added to make all pieces of the jumbled puzzle fit.
On the positive side, the book is a quick read and interesting enough to keep you occupied till you find a better book to read.

Rating 3/5

The Husband’s Secret 
Liane Moriarty 
Published by G.P.Putman and Penguin 
394 pages 
Available as hardcover and ebook at Amazon and other online stores and bookstores




About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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