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March 19, 2017



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?
I bought my own paperback on amazon UK
This is my first book that I have read by Nicola Moriarty. I totally loved every page of The Fifth Letter. I thought the idea was amazing, fresh and different.
Four best friends since the first day of school. Best friends, they liked to say, for ever. Now in their thirties with husbands, children and work. 

The four friends decide to go away together. While all the women are away, Joni has an idea to help them reconnect with each other. She actually think that it would be a good idea if each one them was to write down one thing that they want to share and one secret. Each letter will be anonymous none of them will sign their names. One of the four letters will be picked out and read at different places they go and discuss what one of them have written. Tricky to keep your mouth closed while everyone is talking about what you want to share and your locked up secret that is now out in the open up for discussion.

One of the women finds in the fire part of another letter which would have been the fifth letter. One of them must have decided not to have their letter be read out for some reason and have destroyed it and done another letter in its place to share. But which of the four women did that first letter and destroyed it? And why did they change their mind and write another letter? Who is hiding something?
Now I know why this book is named The Fifth Letter. I’m looking forward to Nicola Moriarty’s next novel. I will now be following Nicola Moriarty on Goodreads.


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  1. This book sounds really interesting! I think I’d love it. Great review!

  2. Thank you Bentley. I am glad that you liked my review. I totally loved this story, lots of things happen.

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