The Fifth LetterThe Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I thought (hoped) I was beginning a book that was going to be of a similar style to the writing of Sophie Kinsella – I couldn’t have been more wrong. And more disappointed. I often enjoy realising I’ve made a mistake and that sticking with a book is a good thing – this time i really wish Id made a new years resolution to quit while I’m ahead!

The Fifth letter promotes itself as ‘A fun vacation game turns destructive, exposing dark secrets, deeply buried grudges, and a shocking betrayal in Nicola Moriarity’s intriguing debut.’  This for me is overselling the storyline.

Throughout the book the narrative flips between one of the four lead characters, and I found myself frequently losing track of who was talking, and who was who in general.
This is the story of four women clinging to an old friendship and sharing older secrets. The confessions of one to the priest feel like a way for the story to be explained more.
Yes someone ends up in hospital, babies are born but nothing really happens. This for me took me far too long to read about nothing and I’m left wishing I had giving up the fight after the first few chapters.

This was an ARC from NetGalley.

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