The Fourteenth Letter: The page-turning new thriller filled with a labyrinth of secrets (Hardback)Claire Evans (author)
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"If you enjoyed Kate Mosse's Labyrinth or Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist, the chances are you're going to love this new thriller."
A mysterious keepsake, a murdered bride, a legacy of secrets...
One balmy June evening in 1881, Phoebe Stanbury stands before the guests at her engagement party: this is her moment, when she will join the renowned Raycraft family and ascend to polite society.
As she takes her fiance's hand, a stranger holding a knife steps forward and ends the poor girl's life. Amid the chaos, he turns to her aristocratic groom and mouths: 'I promised I would save you.'
The following morning, just a few miles away, timid young legal clerk William Lamb meets a reclusive client. He finds the old man terrified and in desperate need of aid: William must keep safe a small casket of yellowing papers, and deliver an enigmatic message: The Finder knows.
With its labyrinth of unfolding secrets, Claire Evans' riveting debut will be adored by fans of Kate Mosse, Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Jessie Burton.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 238 x 160 x 42 mm
A darkly brilliant romp packed with intrigue and romance . . . curl up and prepare to become immersed * Heat *
If you enjoyed Kate Mosse's Labyrinth or Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist, then chances are you're going to love this new thriller * Hello Magazine *
Claire Evans has created a cast of deliciously sinister and mysterious characters. A hugely satisfying read. * Good Housekeeping *
I stayed up far too late reading this night after night. IT WILL GET YOU HOOKED. * Herald Sun *
A brilliantly plotted, unpredictable page-turner that builds to a devastating conclusion * Jack Williams, co-creator of The Missing (BBC One) *
Claire Evans's debut novel is exciting, ingenious and violent. Read it now or wait for the television series. * Good Reading Magazine (Australia) *
Will keep you guessing... * Crime Fiction Lover *
The Fourteenth Letter is well researched, well plotted, well written and a jolly good read. * Promoting Crime Fiction blog *
A delicious and surprising debut novel. Thrilling. * Love It Magazine *
Builds to a shattering conclusion - it will repay your patience over and again. this is a superb story, well worth the read * Crime Review *
A truly thrilling read, and I will be looking out for this author's next book. Highly recommended * MyShelf (blog) *
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