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Summary

1995, London. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of 95 he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core. 

Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist assigned to cover the legendary actor's funeral. The great and the good of the celebrity world are there. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind, the contents of which others have been desperate to conceal for over 70 years. 

As she peels back the veil of lies that has shrouded the secret, she realizes that there are other forces attempting to prevent her from discovering the truth. And they'll stop at nothing to reach the letter before she does.

©2018 Lucinda Riley (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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What a twist!

A really good listen, so many twists and turns. Did not see the end coming at all, kept me guessing!

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unpredictable.

An intriguing story. Very imaginative and beautifully read. Several words mispronounced but a minor point.

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Brilliant!

As usual Lucinda Riley keeps me enthralled until the very end. I couldn’t stop listening to this book until it was finished. Although it is very different to her other books it was no less enthralling.
I loved the twists and turns of the plot and the surprises which don’t stop until the very end.

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Absolute Rubbish

What a shockingly appalling piece of balderdash! Publisher as guilty as the author. They should be hospitalised.

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Ridiculous

Love Lucinda Riley’s Light behind the Window, thought this would be good...totally disappointed, ridiculous plot that went on forever and ever..may be me at the moment but wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.

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Good Performance / Ludicrous Story

Very disappointed by the story - can only presume it was a very early novel by Lucinda Riley - don’t waste your money!

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Waste of my time

Made it to the conclusion- but not worth it. Not really believable.
Narration was good though.

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OMG.

what a fabulous book. I loved all the twists & turns. You'd never guess the end.

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Tia romsey

Another cracking book from Lucinda Riley. Loved every minute. Haven’t found one that disappoints yet.

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kept me thinking

really like this book kept me thinking all the time with its twists so good l listened twice

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  • LB
  • 03-09-18

Throughly enjoyable read!

This book has well developed characters and relationships, that pull you in. Continued and surprising plot twist throughout. Hard to stop listening!

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  • Martha
  • 09-09-18

Fantastic!

I would give this book a “10” if I could!!!! It will ruin me for a while because all books will not be able to live up to this performance and brilliant writing!

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  • Staci G
  • 14-10-18

Sweet and thrilling

Loved this story. It was a little long in places but had many twists and turns. I just downloaded another book from this author based on how much I like this one. Loved the British narrator.

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  • Pam McGovern
  • 08-10-18

Loved it!

Couldn’t stop listening! Kept me intrigued until the end! I can’t wait to listen to another Lucinda Riley book!

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  • Patrice M Pennington
  • 06-10-18

This would make a great movie!

This book was wonderful; the story complexed , with very well developed characters. The crowning glory was the excellent narrator.

I will be listening to more work by this author.

Well done!

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  • dpreader
  • 11-09-18

Couldn't wait to keep listening!!

The story was riveting and has lots of twists and turns. The narration is very good! Love the British accent.

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  • Haveenoughstuff
  • 04-09-18

Wonderful fun listen!

If you like a book full of intrigue, interesting characters and good narration, this one’s for you. I couldn’t put it down. Full of intrigue. Having seen a number of documentaries about the British monarchy, I also believe it’s plausible. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, I was surprised. Romance without being tawdry added sparkle to its enthralling plot. Great ending, too. Riley is a must follow for her inventive fiction.

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  • Michelle
  • 17-01-19

Very Unbeleiveable

Story was long and so far fetched it reminded me of a fantasy novel. I love the 7 sisters series which is why I chose this book, big mistake, no were near the writing or story telling.

I don't need the story to be particularly relatable, but this was to out there.

Very disappointed.

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  • Mel
  • 17-01-19

Favorite ♥️♥️♥️

I absolutely loved this book!! She is probably my favorite author! She never disappoints! Thank you for another great read!!!

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  • Michelle
  • 15-01-19

Bit too much going on.

First let me say the author did a great job of working the separate stories that will slowly roll into one. However a bit too slowly. By the time I started to care for a character or couple something would go very wrong so the whole plot became too much and would just drag on till the end. Camilla Rockley did a wonderful job with the narration.