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Book Group - The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty

This month we will be reading The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty.

If you'd like to read a classic too some of us are still reading The Scapegoat and both The Great Gatsby and The Mayor or Casterbridge were suggested.

All welcome - please don't worry if you haven't finished the book before we meet. In fact it's not a complete disaster if you haven't even started!

Here's the blurb on The Husband's Secret:

My Darling Cecilia
If you're reading this, then I've died . . .

Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something so terrible it would destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others too. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive . . .

Cecilia Fitzpatrick achieved it all - she's an incredibly successful business woman, a pillar of her small community and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia - or each other - but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband's devastating secret


Here's the list of what we've read before:

Street of a Thousand Blossoms - Gail Tsukiyama

The Children’s Book – AS Byatt

One Day – David Nicholls

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – David Mitchell

The Tenderness of Wolves – Stef Penney

The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes

Pure – Andrew Miller

The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen

The Glass Palace Amitav Ghosh

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Jean-Dominique Bauby

A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

A Week in December, Sebastian Faulks

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce

Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen, Lindsay Ashford

Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

Whit, Iain Banks

Mornings in Jenin, Susan Abulhawawith

The Good Soldier, Ford Madox Ford

The Red House, Mark Haddon

Instructions for a Heatwave, Maggie O'Farrell.

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  • Sharon B.

    Really enjoyed reading The Husband's secret and our meeting on Wednesday. Have already started Life After Life and am enjoying that too. Looking forward to talking about it at the next group!

    February 21, 2014

  • JaneP

    Great to meet other readers and thanks for being so welcoming! Looking forward to reading the next book with a purpose! Nice one Sarah!

    February 20, 2014

  • Sarah

    Great to see you all - it was a lovely evening. Hope to see you at the next one!

    February 19, 2014

    • Sue E.

      Started Mayor of Casterbridge last night - Hardy has a new convert!

      1 · February 20, 2014

  • heidi w.

    Hi Sarah

    I am interested in joining a book club, but couldn't find your next date for a meet up. What is the next book and when will you meet . I think I might read the Husband's Secret anyway as the reviews sound good.


    February 19, 2014

    • Sarah

      Hi Heidi, our next meeting will be on April 2nd and we'll be reading Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.

      Do read this months too if you get a chance - everyone really seemed to enjoy it!

      February 19, 2014

  • Paul

    Mind if I squeeze in? Just downloaded for kindle.

    February 19, 2014

    • Paul

      Thanks Sarah

      February 19, 2014

    • Paul

      Sorry after all that. Traffic sucks so will come next time. Y'all have fun :-)

      February 19, 2014

  • Sarah

    I've booked a table in my name in the dining area for this evening. I hope to be there about 6.45 but if you're there before me please let them know and grab the table!

    February 19, 2014

  • Carole

    Sorry I won't be coming - all bookshops seem to have sold out of this and no copies at the library. Hope to see you next time.

    February 18, 2014

  • emma c.

    Sorry I can't come as moving house hope you enjoyed the book see you next time

    February 16, 2014

  • Sarah

    Hi all, looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday. Have to confess I've not made as much progress with the book yet as I'd hoped but it seems like the perfect weather for staying inside and reading.

    There are a couple of people on the waiting list so I'd be really grateful if you could update your RSVP if you know you're not going to make it. I'm very torn between making the evening open to everyone and ensuring there aren't so many of us we can't hear what each other is saying. Happy reading! Sarah

    February 15, 2014

  • Angela

    Hi Sarah - sorry, not going to be able to make this now. Am looking forward to next time though.

    February 7, 2014

    • Sarah

      Sorry you can't make it. Let us know if you have any suggestions for next time.

      February 7, 2014

  • JaneP

    Hi, think I got the last place! Thank you. Just ordered book from Amazon so much reading to do but looking forward to joining a book group.

    1 · February 5, 2014

  • Sharon B.

    Very much enjoyed last Wednesday and looking forward to my next Book Group.

    January 12, 2014

  • Emma

    really sorry I won't be able to make it.

    January 10, 2014

  • Angela

    A lovely evening on Wednesday! Much as I dislike Amazon, I have just ordered Husband's Secret for £1.60 (paperback). But I will spend another £6 in a real bookshop as penance...

    2 · January 10, 2014

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