The next meeting of the All Good Books Club is tomorrow, Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Mission Road Community of Christ church (7842 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS). We’ll meet in the Church Library to discuss  “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty.

A few questions that may kick off the discussion follow:

  1. Describe the main characters in the novel by telling something about them learned from their internal dialog. For instance, what do we know about Tess? Felicity? Cecilia? Rachel?
  2. By the end of the novel, what do you know about the relationship between Tess and Felicity? Between Rachel, Lauren and Rob? Between Connor, John-Paul and Janie?
  3. Can a person atone for an evil act or crime (through community service, living a good life, and so on) even if they never acknowledge or admit the crime?
  4. Does one horrendous act as a youth (or as an adult) destroy or overshadow all the good a person does during their life? Does the nature of the crime affect your judgment?
  5. Was Janie’s murderer guilt of murder?
  6. If your spouse committed a crime is it morally responsible to cover-up or fail to report the crime “for the sake of the family?”
  7. At the conclusion of the novel, what would you do if you were Rachel?
  8. What do you think happens to the relationship between Tess, Will and Felicity after the novel ends? Do you think Will and Tess’ marriage will survive?
  9. What does the novel tell us about marriage and secrets? Do any of the marriages not have secrets?
  10. What was your reaction to the Epilogue?

Below is a Popplet (bubble chart) showing the main characters and a bit of information about each. SPOILER ALERT: It does give away the “secret.”

Popplet showing main characters and their relationships to each other. SPOILER ALERT!

Popplet showing main characters and their relationships to each other. SPOILER ALERT!