From the bestselling author of Room comes a delicious tale of secrets, betrayal and forbidden love The Sealed Letter is a page-turner with a jaw-dropping ending.”(Stylist)
Helen Codrington is unhappily married. Emily ‘Fido’ Faithfull hasn’t seen her once-dear friend for years. Suddenly, after bumping into Helen on the streets of Victorian London, Fido finds herself reluctantly helping Helen to have an affair with a young army officer. The women’s friendship quickly unravels amid courtroom accusations of adultery, counter-accusations of cruelty and attempted rape, and the appearance of a mysterious ‘sealed letter’ that could destroy more than one life… Based on a real-life scandal that gripped England in 1864, The Sealed Letter is a delicious tale of secrets, betrayal, and forbidden love.
"Very enjoyable." (
Independent on Sunday)
"Briskly written, deftly plotted and nicely ironic." ( Guardian)
"Blissfully readable." ( The Times)
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Wasted 12 hours of my life listening to this
A better story, better written.
The story lacked any suspense or pace. I was expecting a gripping courtroom drama based on a true story, but instead it was dreary tale of dreary people with whom I had no sympathy or interest.
Charlotte's voice was interesting and clear and the story was well read; just a shame she had to read this one. I would choose another book read by Charlotte.
All of them.
As a work of historical fiction it lacked the characterisation or story telling of other works I have read. It was neither informative, nor entertaining.
Loved this book!