Monday, 6 March 2017

The Fifth Letter – by Nicola Moriarty

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Joni, Trina, Deb and Eden.

Best friends since the first day of school. Best friends, they liked to say, forever.

But now they are in their thirties and real life - husbands, children, work - has got in the way. So, resurrecting their annual trip away, Joni has an idea, something to help them reconnect.

Each woman will write an anonymous letter, sharing with their friends the things that are really going on in their lives.

But as the confessions come tumbling out, Joni starts to feel the certainty of their decades-long friendships slip from her fingers.

Anger. Accusations. Desires. Deceit.

And then she finds another letter. One that was never supposed to be read. A fifth letter. Containing a secret so big that its writer had tried to destroy it. And now Joni is starting to wonder, did she ever really know her friends at all?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Four women, four friends and a special friendship. Joni, Eden, Trina and Deb are in their thirties now, happily married and with a job. Joni is the only one, who doesn’t have children, which makes the relationship to the others difficult from time to time. Joni is the main character in this book, but we also learn about the other women’s lives.

To make them reconnect Joni has an idea. All of them write an anonymous letter, telling the truth about their lives and revealing their secrets. That’s of course when the guessing starts. Can they figure it out by the writing style?! Or maybe somebody knows something already. Deep secrets are revealed in these letters and also things that are not so much fun, like “I have a crush on someone’s husband” etc.

It’s also a great mystery to solve for the reader and it made me connect with all the women. Their husbands are part of the story as well and when a fifth letter comes up, the story gets even more intense (in a good way).

This story is full of exciting twists and turns and Nicola Moriarty has a real understanding of building up characters, connecting their stories and adding some mystery. It’s full of drama, very strong and with a great message. I really like the idea behind it and the storyline was fabulous.

I had to laugh so hard when the Theromix was mentioned and then it came up again and again. We have one as well and it was just so brilliant to see it in a book and included in a story.

The story covers different aspects of friendship and it’s definitely a book you shouldn’t miss!!! Brilliantly written and full of passion!


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Nicola Moriarty on Twitter: @NikkiM3

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