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Publisher Description

To be opened in the event of my death.

With one swift, vicious movement, she sliced the envelope open, and pulled out a handwritten letter.

love you and the girls...
so sorry to leave you with this...
cannot bear...

The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame.

Rachel is a woman in her sixties consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter twenty years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain.

Cecilia is the quintessential "I don't know how she does it" woman. A devoted mother to three daughters, she runs her household like clockwork, is President of the P&C, owns an extremely successful Tupperware business and is happy in her fifteen-year marriage. Until she discovers a letter in their attic labelled: "To my wife Cecilia, to be opened in the event of my death"...

Her husband's secret is a bombshell beyond all imagining with repercussions across the lives of all three women.

Caroline Lee
hr min
May 28
Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

SaarahJW ,

The Husband's Secret - no it's not what you think!

This has been on my reading wishlist for a while but I don't get a lot of time to read so when it came onto audio books I downloaded it for my next choice, I listen to a lot of audio books when I run my longer runs as they help me focus or when I'm driving to work and really love Sophie Hannah, and like a good twist in the tail and this was no dissapointment, you really feel like you get to know the characters and when it ended I felt a bit sad, One thing I didnt realise was that it's set in Austrailia and the lady reading it is also Australian, there are some interesting insights into the different culture and suburban life one of them being the importance of tupperware, unfortunately we dont have tupperware parties anymore although I remember my mum having them when I was a child! anyaway read or listen to the book I highly recommend it.

Tender Ronie ,


The story had some interesting twists and turns. Some parts could have been left on the cutting room floor, while in other places more juicy bits could have been added. All in all a good story to escape into.

emms loves to read ,

the husbands secret

i loved this book! it was a slow burner, but once it got going, i couldnt put it down.
i highly recommend