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Author: Nicola Moriarty Narrator: Candice Moll Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9780062660930
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A fun vacation game turns destructive, exposing dark secrets, deeply buried grudges, and a shocking betrayal in Nicola Moriarity’s intriguing debut.

Four friends . . .

Joni, Deb, Eden, and Trina have been best friends since high school, sharing a bond that has seen them through their teenage years and into adulthood. But now, time and circumstance is starting to pull them apart as careers, husbands, and babies get in the way. As their yearly vacation becomes less of a priority—at least for three of the women—how can Joni find a way to draw the four of them back together?

Four secrets . . .

During a laughter and wine-filled night, the women dare one another to write anonymous letters, spilling their deepest, darkest secrets. But the fun game turns devastating, exposing cracks in their lives and the friendship they share. Each letter is a dark confession revealing shocking information. A troubled marriage? A substance abuse problem? A secret pregnancy? A heartbreaking diagnosis?

Five letters . . .

Late on one of their last nights together, after the other three have gone to bed, Joni notices something in the fireplace—a burnt, crumpled, nearly destroyed, sheet of paper that holds the most shattering revelation of all. It is a fifth letter—a hate-filled rant that exposes a vicious, deeply hidden grudge that has festered for decades. But who wrote it? Which one of them has seethed with resentment all these years? What should Joni do?

Best friends are supposed to keep your darkest secrets. But the revelations Joni, Deb, Eden and Trina have shared will ripple through their lives with unforeseen consequences . . . and things will never be the same.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lifelong friendships, secrets, and pages I couldn’t turn fast enough. The Fifth Letter is one of my favorite books this year.”

    Susan Elizabeth Phillips, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “An intriguing look at the intricacies of friendship…A very entertaining read.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Told in alternating chapters of current scenes and flashbacks to 1993 [the book] adeptly exposes the striking differences among the four friends and the five letters.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The novel’s puzzle of the fifth letter will keep readers turning the pages.”

    Library Journal

  • “The premise and its execution will grab readers and refuse to let go…An author to watch.”

    Booklist

  • “The brilliant unraveling of this sisterhood of secrets will leave you wondering how well you really know the best friends you’ve known forever. A must-read.”

    Mary Hogan, author of The Woman in the Photo

  • A Library Journal Audio-in-Advance Pick for January 2017

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About the Author

Nicola Moriarty is a novelist, copywriter and mum to two small (but remarkably strong-willed) daughters. In between various career changes, becoming a mum and studying at university, she began to write. Now, she can’t seem to stop. The Fifth Letter was her UK debut novel.

About the Narrator

Candice Moll is an Australian actor who has been performing professionally since the age of fourteen. Her audiobook narrations include Spellbound, Out of This Place, and Simian’s Lair.