‘The Fifth Letter,’ by Nicola Moriarty was an enjoyable, if fairly standard fair of its genre. Joni, Deb, Eden and Trina, best friends since school, are now adults, tied by work, families and responsibility. Joni is desperate to reconnect with her friends and finally commits them all to some time away together in a cottage. During the course of their stay they each agree to write an anonymous letter in which they share their deepest, darkest secrets to be read out in turn. However, unexpectedly a fifth letter comes to light, found charred and burned in the fireplace after an attempt to destroy it fails. As its contents come to light, so a long held grudge is once again set in motion as the women attempt to find out who the writer of ‘The Fifth Letter’ is!
I liked the book; the premise was interesting, but for me the plot wasn’t really secure enough to hold the story together.