Fifth Letter
Nicola Moriarty

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Narrated By: Natasha Jacobs

Duration: 6 hours and 35 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty, read by Natasha Jacobs.

Four friends. Five Letters. One Secret.
A scandalous breakthrough novel from Nicola Moriarty that will leave you asking, how well do I really know my friends?

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?

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Contemporary romance, Contemporary lifestyle fiction, Family life fiction

Listen to a sample

With secrets and intrigue, this is a compulsive read

Sun on Sunday

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.

Booklist

A darkly humorous story about friendship

Best

Entertaining and easy to read

Sunday Mirror

Four friends. Five Letters. One Secret.

The scandalous breakthrough novel from Nicola Moriarty that will leave you asking, how well do I really know my friends?