The Fifth Letter

  • by Nicola Moriarty
  • Narrated by Natasha Jacobs
  • 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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?

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What the Critics Say

''The premise and its execution will grab readers and refuse to let go. Readers may pick this one up to see how Moriarty's writing compares to her sister Liane's wildly popular novels, but they'll race to the end as a credit to Nicola's fine sense of pacing and suspense. An author to watch.'' (Tracy Babiasz, Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Irritatingly dreadful

Badly written, poorly thought out story about four irritating whining self-centred Australian women - read by a woman with an excruciatingly whining voice with no vocal range.
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- Bridget A.

Meandering and annoying

Interesting concept of a plot, but felt as though I was having to listen to perennial teenagers bickering.
I kept wanting the storyline to tie up lose ends as I tried to persevere through the ghastly Australian narrator.
In the end I gave up more confused and very unsatisfied.
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- Mama C

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-01-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd