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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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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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Be prepared for no sleep...riveting book

This is a wonderfully written book that keeps you spell bound until the last page. The author as always has done research that makes the book very believable. The threads of characters and stories that weave throughout the book make it one of those that you just can't stop listening to! A great read!

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  • Mrs
  • BAKEWELL, United Kingdom
  • 24-08-18

Fantastic, loved it.

Twists and turns kept you guessing, great narration.
I can feel another book brewing!
I didn’t want it to end, kept me gardening and cleaning for longer than usual.
Loved it.

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Not as recognisable as you’d expect

Without wanting to give the plot away, there are more twists than in Riley’s previous books and the characters are less predictable in their actions and outcomes.

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  • suet
  • West Sussex, UK
  • 03-08-18

Magnetic

Another Lucinda Riley triumph, great narration and compelling storyline keeping you listening to the end!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Renee H. Smith
  • 29-09-18

Good but flawed

Enjoyed the story up until the end. The author was a little heavy handed with the deaths of her characters. It was almost like that was the only way she knew how to deal with a character she wanted to get rid of. And the ending? Is it supposed to have a sequel? Had the makings of a good story. Just not quite there for me.

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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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  • Renate
  • 02-11-18

Amazing suspense and classy romance

The twist and turns of this book kept you on the edge of your seat wanting to find out how this amazing story ends. The genuine and articulate accents were over-the-top! I enjoyed the rich storyline, and the romance was classy to boot!

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  • spazg8r
  • 30-10-18

oh....the ending...

I found the story complicated at points, with so many characters and story lines and it took to almost the very end for the true story to come to light. some story lines become evident early on, but this one was not easily followed.

I am a big fan of Lucinda Riley work. this was the best yet. I wonder if there's. a sequel ....