The Husband's Secret is a gripping story about love, deception and how the smallest choice can have the biggest consequences.
From the bestselling author of the hit HBO series Big Little Lies. How well do you know your husband? My Darling Cecilia If you're reading this, then I've died. Happily married and the mother of beautiful children, Cecilia has the perfect life ...until she finds the envelope.
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 destroy her.
But if she reveals her husband's secret, she will hurt those she loves most ...The Husband's Secret is about the things we know, the things we don't, and whether or not we ever get to choose.
Above all, though, it's about how we must live with the consequences of our actions - whether we like it or not. 'The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable' Sophie Hannah 'The book's finely-wrought tension holds up until the final page' The Telegraph 'The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling' Good Housekeeping 'Gripping, acutely observed, thought-provoking and funny' Marie Claire 'The writing is beautiful: sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always compelling' Good Housekeeping 'Captivating' Closer 'It's a tense, page-turning story which gradually draws everyone together in a devastating climax.
The writing is insightful on the subjects of families and friends, parents and children, husbands and wives.
But what makes this a great read are the agonising dilemmas the characters face over blame and guilt, forgiveness and retribution, love and betrayal' The Mail on Sunday, You Magazine
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/08/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781405911665