Book Review: The Letter by Kathryn Hughes

It’s 1973 and Tina is married to a man who is more than ready to use his fists on her after he’s had a drink. Knowing she must get away from him before he pulls her down or worse, Tina makes plans to leave him. in the meantime she discovers a letter in the suit jacket of clothes donated to a charity shop where she works on Saturdays. unable to curb her curiosity she read the letter and embarks on a mission to give it to its intended recipient, whom she identifies with, albeit some thirty odd years late.

This captivating and tragic story unravels to show how one decision altered the lives of so many and spans across from Manchester 1939 to Southern Ireland. Restoring your faith in the kindness of strangers and the strength of the human spirit to rise despite adversity the book touches on themes of domestic abuse, illegitimate pregnancy and family discord.

A beautifully told tragic tale, if you enjoyed Hide Her Name by Nadine Dorries, you are likely to enjoy this too.

Links to Book:
Amazon UK
Amazon US



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