The Girl in the Letter

The Girl in the Letter

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A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away. A mystery to be solved. 1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave. Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she stumbles on a letter from the past, the contents shock and move her. The letter is from a young mother, begging to be rescued from St Margaret's. Before it is too late. Sam is pulled into the tragic story and discovers a spate of unexplained deaths surrounding the woman and her child. With St Margaret's set for demolition, Sam has only hours to piece together a sixty-year-old mystery before the truth, which lies disturbingly close to home, is lost for ever... Read her letter. Remember her story...
Publisher: London : Headline Review, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2018.
ISBN: 9781472255099
Characteristics: 369 pages ;,21 cm.


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Sep 05, 2020

Well plotted, written, and compelling, I will be purchasing a copy for my bookshelves to savor at my leisure.

Dec 15, 2019

It was a lot. Took me 3/4 through the book before I could really grasp all of the characters. Reminded me of a soap opera but it did spur me into reading more about the topic of mother and baby laundries, which is a black stain on our society.

Oct 26, 2019

I would like to give this book 5 stars but the library software isn’t allowing me to. This is a heartbreaking, yet compulsive read. A dark story about the abuse of unwed, pregnant girls. Despite the serious subject matter I really enjoyed it.

Oct 23, 2019

Emily Gunnis weaves the story precisely, pulling in characters and drawing the reader in so that it was difficult to put down. I didn't see what was coming until the end.

Sep 12, 2019

Quite a book! But I admit that I was pretty confused as to who's who while reading it it.

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