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You Sent Me a Letter Audiobook

You Sent Me a Letter

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Publisher's Summary

What if your worst enemy discovered your darkest secret?

At 2:00 a.m. on the morning of her 40th birthday, Sophie wakes in the darkness of her bedroom and finds a stranger watching her from the foot of the bed.

The intruder hands Sophie a letter and issues an ultimatum: the message is to be opened at her forthcoming party, in front of family and friends, at exactly 8:00 p.m. Any failure to comply will not end well.

Sophie can think of only one person who hates her enough to have hired a professional to menace her like this: her fiancé's ex-wife. What can the letter possibly contain? And why must it be read in front of everyone she loves? This will be no ordinary 40th party.

Sophie is not the only person holding a secret about the evening ahead. When the clock strikes eight, the course of several people's lives will be altered forever.

©2016 Lucy Dawson (P)2016 Bolinda

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    Catherine LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 09/03/2016
    Catherine LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 09/03/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent book."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would and have! I kept trying to guess who it was that sent the letter and was jumping from person to person. It was intriguing throughout. I couldn't have done what she done. I would've had to tear the letter open immediately and read what it said. I couldn't wait for her to open it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of You Sent Me a Letter?

    When she was left at the airport, I could feel how she was feeling. I almost had a panic attack! I wasn't expecting that.


    What does Julie Maisey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The narrator was very good and brought the book to life


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth reading. Well written. I hope she writes another one soon. Recommend

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Val McWilliam 18/01/2017
    Val McWilliam 18/01/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Implausible Plot"

    Pointless book, to many unanswered questions, good premise but just not thought out properly with too many ludicrous situations. Narration started off badly, but I settled into the voice after a few chapters

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alice Exmouth, Devon, United Kingdom 16/08/2016
    Alice Exmouth, Devon, United Kingdom 16/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Expected intrigue and mystery - just boring"


    I skipped most of this book after chapter 5, I had to hear what happened in front of the clock.... nothing does. This isn't a spoiler. I found this book dragged and really nothing really goes on, it's full of overly descriptive stuff about pointless stuff. Very little makes sense either. It feels like a really rushed book, written quickly without any thought, and it isn't gripping and certainly is not a page turner (constant listen).

    I was disappointed as I normally love this author, but not this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rowena Bennett 18/04/2016
    Rowena Bennett 18/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed"

    Very well read but the story was a let down. Predictable and annoying at times. Main character really irritating at times. Sorry

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gerard Scotland 13/03/2016
    Gerard Scotland 13/03/2016 Member Since 2013

    Gerard

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    "Just silly"

    Another silly story. How do they do it? What keeps the writers at their word processors. Money? Yes. That must be it.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    SarahC1985 England 29/03/2017
    SarahC1985 England 29/03/2017
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    "Desperately sad..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, it was, although at the end, I'm left with a feeling of desperate sympathy for Sophie. Whatever mistakes she may have made, no one deserved what she went through, not to mention the 2 young characters in the book at the end. I don't like what Mark did, serious over reaction I thought, to a mistake anyone might make. Like, OTT? But yes, very good read, but I'm still left with unanswered questions, and sometimes, I find it frustrating when books do that.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have definitely changed the ending, as I found it really sad. I don't like sad engings. It was just... So nice to start with, then it all went wrong so fast. At first I found Sophie weird... And I was frustred with her because she kept lying, but, I think what happened was just a step too far. I wouldn't have put that in.


    Have you listened to any of Julie Maisey’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have. While you were sleeping. And I thought this one was just as good. Love the French accent, and again, just as in WYWS, she pulled off male characters well.


    Was You Sent Me a Letter worth the listening time?

    Definitely. Don't think I'd read it again though. Book that now I've finished, wouldn't read again. I injoyed everything you told me a lot more.


    Any additional comments?

    I really don't want to spoil it, but if you cry easily, don't read this!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Helen Ingall England 23/04/2016
    Helen Ingall England 23/04/2016 Member Since 2014

    Helen

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    "you sent me a letter"

    excellent read fantastically well played out and kept you in suspense right up to the bitter end you will fully enjoy this good read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anna Hutchinson 16/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    Loved it. Great narration and good storey. Very easy listening, worth using a credit for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. Fiona Jones 26/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "So very dull. couldn't even finish it."

    couldn't finish it. v Very dull and just droned on and on . Narrator was fine but storyline didnt hold attention at all and story dragged on . I would have liked to hear what happened but couldn't get theough all the waffle.

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    S. Christie UK 06/06/2016
    S. Christie UK 06/06/2016 Member Since 2012

    Mum of three. Lover of mysteries and thrillers, shoes, genealogy and walking.

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    "Enjoyable but spoiled by an unbelievable , and frankly silly, ending."

    I enjoyed this book. Good storyline and great characterisation. However , for me, the story was strange and a bit unbelievable. Too many unanswered questions at the end of the book ( the ending I felt was cut off and I continued listening thinking there must be another chapter). I have a pet hate of book of open ended books and books where you can easily pick holes in the plot. Really was wishing for a better and more satisfying conclusion. Saying that I did mostly enjoy it, and thought the narrator was wonderful. I would listen to another book by the author .

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  • RENEE ROSSI
    16/05/17
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    "Kept me interested the whole time"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how it was a thriller that kept you guessing the whole time, but also that there were some actually funny parts to it.


    What does Julie Maisey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is a terrific narrator. She really brought all the characters to life


    Any additional comments?

    This book was very entertaining for me I loved that it was a mystery and a bit of a comedy all at once. Definitely didn't see the end coming.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Marisa
    Liverpool
    04/02/17
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    "Truth or Dare! Who knows your secrets?"

    Suspenseful, Funny, and Entertaining! I really enjoyed "You Sent Me a Letter." This book is surprisingly funny, with some great laugh-out-loud moments. The story took place over a 24-hour period, with frequent look-backs by the main character. Readers will find themselves hooked on the exploits of Sophie while she navigates the huge party surrounding her 40th birthday, what is supposed to be a secret wedding, and a guy she's not altogether sure about- not to mention having received a mystery letter warning her to show up for her big night or else! Sophie thereafter plays a sort of bumper-cars between her family, her best friend, her illicit lover, and her fiance's intensely stressful first wife. I can only describe Sophie's big day, in her experience, as super stressful. I was dying to find out who the letter writer was, and this kept me guessing until the very end, as things were very much not as they seemed.
    Julie Maisey did a great job as narrator.
    This book bucked the psychological-suspense trend in a pleasing way, and I recommend it as a great way to use your credit!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa Mary
    Naugatuck, CT
    28/08/16
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    "A hidden gem!"

    Fantastic narration and an overall great listen. This was the craziest story, completely unique, and tons of fun. I am so jealous of the piles and piles of good British thrillers across the pond!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ROBIN
    SODDY DAISY, TN, United States
    15/02/17
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    "The end & the narrator were both brilliant, BUT..."

    From the very beginning of this book I was interested , and definitely wanted to know what was happening. This story was never boring, but honestly until the last hour it seemed confusing , and ridiculous, and was actually giving me a headache. Then came the last hour... brilliant. The narration was fantastic all the way through. I'm not sure I can recommend it, but I'm also not sorry I listened to it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tammy
    23/06/17
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    "Wonderful"

    I lost several hours of sleep cause I just couldn't stop listening. Beautifully written. Well done

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • tiffany williams
    25/04/17
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    "totally surprised me you are in for a treat"

    This book kept my attention the ending surprised me which made it even better must read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KatrinaD
    Miami,FL
    19/03/17
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    "Suspenseful , dark and disappointing story"

    SPOILER ALERT
    I liked the beginning, the twists and turns of the plot, the mystery of the threats, the botched wedding. There is fun and humor at the beginning. I found the end depressing. Sophie was betrayed by her best friend in a devious way because of a one-night mistake. Sophie feels guilty, her friend feels justified for wrecking havoc in the lives of Sophie, Claudine, Isabelle and Olivier. She destroys an innocent family instead of confronting Sophie immediately.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Corina Laufiso
    13/03/17
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    "This Review is for author Lucy Dawson:"
    Any additional comments?

    This was such a great book, but then you had to be all "oh, I'm all artsy and going to end in an unresolved resolved way cause that's what is true to the essence of the story, blah blah blah..." at the end! Bah humbug! It's a ridiculous story, so it can end in a way that makes the 7 hours spent listening to it WORTH IT. Also, your main character was a ninny who needed to grow a pair long before she did. Thank goodness for an excellent narrator or else having sat through this book only to have it end the way it did would have pissed me off.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Datsun Girl
    10/03/17
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    "Give me 20 more pages. . ."
    If you could sum up You Sent Me a Letter in three words, what would they be?

    Kind of surprising


    What does Julie Maisey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love Love LOVE Julie Maisey. She is one of my favorite narrators.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the premise very much. But, I felt like we wallowed a bit in the middle. Then, post Dubai, I feel like there should have been more. I would have liked a little stronger conclusion. That said, I liked the book very much.<br/><br/>

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • liz
    09/03/17
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    "wow what a ride !!! fast paced page turner fab!"

    Please be kind and omit spoilers from your reviews. there is nothing worse !

    This was fabulous book. kept my interest from page 1 thru entire book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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