Friday, 15 April 2016

You Sent Me A Letter by Lucy Dawson

You Sent Me a Letter
By Lucy Dawson
Published by Corvus (3 March 2016)
ISBN: 978-1782396222

Publisher's description
At 2 a.m. on the morning of her fortieth birthday, Sophie wakes to find an intruder in her bedroom. The stranger hands Sophie a letter and issues an threat: open the letter at her party that evening, in front of family and friends, at exactly 8 p.m., or those she loves will be in grave danger.

What can the letter possibly contain?

This will be no ordinary party; Sophie is not the only person keeping a secret about the evening ahead. When the clock strikes eight, the course of several people's lives will be altered for ever.

My verdict
You Sent Me a Letter is a fast-paced psychological thriller. I was gripped from the first page and read the whole book in one sitting.

Most of the story takes place over one day (Sophie's 40th birthday), from the moment an intruder appears in Sophie's bedroom and hands her a letter that she must open at her party that evening. She's warned not to tell anyone about the letter or her family will be harmed.

You Sent Me a Letter was a great read and kept me guessing to the end. It's cleverly plotted, as Sophie struggles to keep the letter a secret while worrying about what it's going to reveal. I felt some of the party planning scenes could have been cut down slightly to keep the action moving, but this didn't detract from the plot. I wasn't sure which character was the culprit - and the ending was a complete surprise (although I was left with a few few unanswered questions).

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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