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
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!
Bookworm became Mommy, Mommy found Audible!!!! Life is good!
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!
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.
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.
Kind of surprising
I love Love LOVE Julie Maisey. She is one of my favorite narrators.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The narrator was very good and brought the book to life
Well worth reading. Well written. I hope she writes another one soon. Recommend
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
"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.
Very well read but the story was a let down. Predictable and annoying at times. Main character really irritating at times. Sorry
Another silly story. How do they do it? What keeps the writers at their word processors. Money? Yes. That must be it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I really don't want to spoil it, but if you cry easily, don't read this!
"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
"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 .
"kept me guessing"
I enjoyed this book tho to be fair I think that was entirely down to the narrator she did an excellent job.
Compelling, exciting, creepy!!
Keeps you guessing!
That she was able to make a fresh start by the end.
Enjoyed this. Good story.
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