By Liane Moriarty
Finally to be had in paperback—the number 1 New York Times bestseller from the writer of Big Little Lies and What Alice Forgot.
At the guts of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that's not intended to be read...
My darling Cecilia,
If you’re analyzing this, then I’ve died...
Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his demise. think, too, that the letter includes his inner most, darkest secret—something with the capability to smash not just the lifestyles you could have outfitted jointly, however the lives of others to boot. after which think that you just stumble throughout that letter whereas your husband remains to be greatly alive…
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has accomplished it all—she’s a very profitable businesswoman, a pillar of her small group, a faithful spouse and mom. Her lifestyles is as orderly and spotless as her domestic. yet that letter is set to alter everything—and not only for her. There are different girls who slightly recognize Cecilia—or each one other—but they, too, are approximately to consider the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.
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Sorry,” stated Rachel. “Janie may have come to my party,” acknowledged Marla. Her eyes stuffed. “Janie enjoyed me. ” It was once real. Janie had cherished Marla. She was once regularly telling Rachel to decorate extra like Marla. after which, after all, at the one celebration Rachel wore a costume that Marla had helped her purchase, glance what occurred. “I wonder whether Janie might have loved Tupperware parties,” stated Rachel as she watched a middle-aged lady arguing together with her primary-schooler on the desk subsequent to them. She attempted, and failed, as she continually did, to visualize Janie as a forty-five-year-old girl. She occasionally bumped into Janie’s outdated buddies within the retailers, and it was once continually one of these surprise to work out their seventeen-year-old selves emerge from these puffy, normal middle-aged faces. Rachel needed to cease herself from exclaiming, “Good Lord, darling, glance how outdated you’ve develop into! ” within the comparable manner that you just stated, “Look how tall you’ve grown! ” to young children. “I bear in mind Janie was once very tidy,” stated Marla. “She beloved to be geared up. I guess she might were correct into Tupperware. ” The great thing about Marla was once that she understood Rachel’s wish to speak perpetually concerning the kind of grownup that Janie may have develop into, to ask yourself what number teenagers she could have had and this kind of guy she could have married. It stored her alive, for simply these few moments. Ed had hated these hypothetical conversations loads, he’d go away the room. He couldn’t comprehend Rachel’s have to ask yourself what might have been, instead of simply accepting that it by no means will be. “Excuse me, i used to be speaking! ” Rachel might yell after him. “Please come to my Tupperware party,” stated Marla. “All right,” stated Rachel. “But in order that you recognize, I’m no longer paying for whatever. ” And so the following she used to be sitting in Marla’s front room, crowded and noisy with girls consuming cocktails. Rachel was once sandwiched on a sofa in among Marla’s daughters-in-law, Eve and Arianna, who had no plans to maneuver to big apple and have been either pregnant with Marla’s first grandchildren. “I’m simply no longer into pain,” Eve used to be telling Arianna. “I advised my obstetrician, I stated, ‘Look, i've got 0 tolerance for ache. 0. Don’t even seek advice from me approximately it. ’” “Well, i assume not anyone fairly likes ache? ” acknowledged Arianna, who looked as if it would doubt each notice that got here out of her mouth. “Except masochists? ” “It’s unacceptable,” acknowledged Eve. “In this point in time. I refuse it. I say no thanks to soreness. ” Ah, in order that was once my mistake, proposal Rachel. I must have stated no thanks to soreness. “Look who’s right here, women! ” Marla seemed with a tray of sausage rolls in hand and Cecilia Fitzpatrick through her part. Cecilia seemed polished and glossy and used to be wheeling a neat black suitcase in the back of her. it sounds as if it used to be anything of a coup to get Cecilia to do a celebration for you, simply because she used to be so booked up. She had six Tupperware experts operating underneath her, in line with her better half's mother, and used to be despatched on all types of out of the country jaunts etc. “I’ll let you know this in self belief, of course,” Cecilia’s partner's mother, Virginia Fitzpatrick, had stated to Rachel as soon as, “but i believe Cecilia truly makes more cash than John-Paul, and he’s an engineer.