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The Girl in the Letter

(2018)
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A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away in a home for unwed mothers. A mystery to be solved...

'I was gripped by
The Girl in the Letter. The story is compelling, twisty, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking. A novel that stays with you' Sophie Kinsella

Perfect for fans of Kathryn Hughes, Louise Douglas and Kate Morton, this gripping novel of long-buried secrets will stay with you for ever.

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Read her letter. Remember her story...


1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave.

Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she stumbles on a letter from the past, the contents shock and move her. The letter is from a young mother, begging to be rescued from St Margaret's. Before it is too late. Sam is pulled into the tragic story and discovers a spate of unexplained deaths surrounding the woman and her child. With St Margaret's set for demolition, Sam has only hours to piece together a sixty-year-old mystery before the truth, which lies disturbingly close to home, is lost for ever...

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'A great book, truly hard to put down. Fast paced, brilliantly plotted and desperately sad at times - all hallmarks of a bestseller' Lesley Pearse

'What a heartfelt emotional story, made even more so because it's based on a shocking truth. I raced through it, involved, moved and gripped' Fanny Blake

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Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Compelling, twisty, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking. A novel that stays with you." - Sophie Kinsella

"Truly hard to put down. Fast paced, brilliantly plotted and desperately sad at times--all hallmarks of a bestseller." - Lesley Pearse


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