Book Spotlight: THE FIFTH LETTER by Nicola Moriarty

The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty
ISBN: 9780062413567 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9780062643964 (paperback – HarperLuxe)
ISBN: 9780062413581 (ebook)
ASIN: B01GONFIVM (Kindle edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: January 24, 2017

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Four friends . . . 

Joni, Deb, Eden and Trina have been best friends since high school, sharing a bond that has seen them through their teenage years and into adulthood. But now, time and circumstance is starting to pull them apart as careers, husbands and babies get in the way. As their yearly vacation becomes less of a priority—at least for three of the women—how can Joni find a way to draw the four of them back together? 

Four secrets . . . 

During a laughter and wine-filled night, the women dare one another to write anonymous letters, spilling their deepest, darkest secrets. But the fun game turns devastating, exposing cracks in their lives and the friendship they share. Each letter is a dark confession revealing shocking information. A troubled marriage? A substance abuse problem? A secret pregnancy? A heartbreaking diagnosis? 

Five letters . . .

Late on one of their last nights together, after the other three have gone to bed, Joni notices something in the fireplace—a burnt, crumpled, nearly destroyed, sheet of paper that holds the most shattering revelation of all. It is a fifth letter—a hate-filled rant that exposes a vicious, deeply hidden grudge that has festered for decades. But who wrote it? Which one of them has seethed with resentment all these years? What should Joni do? 

Best friends are supposed to keep your darkest secrets. But the revelations Joni, Deb, Eden and Trina have shared will ripple through their lives with unforeseen consequences. One will heal a long festering wound. Another will find strength in her newfound independence. A third will confront her uncertain future. The fourth will finally admit her true feelings . . . and things will never be the same.


“Lifelong friendships, secrets, and pages I couldn’t turn fast enough. The Fifth Letter is one of my favorite books this year, and Nicola Moriarty is now on my short list of favorite women’s fiction authors.”—Susan Elizabeth Phillips, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

“A delightful, heartwarming exploration of the twists and turns of true friendship, The Fifth Letter was simply delicious from the very first page to the last.  This is the kind of book I can’t get enough of – relatable characters, a fast-moving plot and just the right amount of mystery. I was hooked!”—Rachael Johns, internationally bestselling author 

“The brilliant unraveling of this sisterhood of secrets will leave you wondering how well you really know the best friends you’ve known forever. A must-read before your next Girl’s Night.”—Mary Hogan, author of The Woman in the Photo and Two Sisters

Meet the author:

Nicola Moriarty lives in Sydney’s northwest with her husband and two small daughters. She is the younger sister of bestselling authors Liane Moriarty and Jaclyn Moriarty. In between various career changes, becoming a mum, and studying teaching at Macquarie University, she began to write. Now, she can’t seem to stop.

Find out more about Nicola at her website or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Enter to win 1 of 2 print copies of The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty, courtesy of the publisher William Morrow/HarperCollins. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only (sorry). There will be 2 winners chosen and the winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 8, 2017; books will be sent directly to the winners from the publisher. Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

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