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Publisher's 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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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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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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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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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.

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Get this Book Right This Minute!

What an entertaining listen! Everything I could hope for in a book: romance, suspense, royalty, great characterizations, detailed settings, excellent narration, and skilled writing. Lucinda Riley really knows how to develop a story and tie multiple threads together. AIthough I love all of Lucinda Riley's books, I think this is my favorite. This is a great long saga of a book, which I prefer, and it grabbed my attention from the very beginning and never let it go.

My only criticism is that there is always a cup of tea being made. Seriously, I know this is England, but there is A LOT of tea mentioned. Prepare to buy some PG Tips or Harney and Sons to accompany your listening experience.

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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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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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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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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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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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  • susan harper
  • 11-19-18

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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  • Kerrie
  • 11-15-18

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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  • Patricia Nicklin
  • 09-13-18

Waste of my time

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

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  • Mrs. Helen M. Herbert
  • 08-11-18

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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  • Jillym
  • 08-27-18

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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  • Sally
  • 02-17-19

UN-BELIEVABLE

This had got to be one of the worst books I ever bought... I must have been completely insane buying it. I can only imagine I did it to complete a 2 for 1 deal.
It was the most predicable tosh, What twists and turns???? I mean really?? the other reviewers who rated this were obviously Mills and Boon fanatics Barbara Cartland at her very very worst.
The only thing that amused me was the royal relationships and MI5......... their pathetic belief that the royals had to be protected from scandal at any cost..... WHY??? .So what's changed eh??
Why didn't I ask for a refund? Didn't want to push my luck and do it too often, and to my shame I listened to it all..
I hope the narrator was well paid it must have been dreadful having to try and make it sound as though she actually gave a stuff..
Please don't waste your money or even worse a credit..it really is complete tripe

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  • Ridding lass
  • 05-04-19

Great story!

Very well written & performed, this story had me hooked right until the denouement at the very end. Surprising twists & shocks keeps the suspense going as the story built up. Highly recommend if you like a love story with a difference.

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  • Miss
  • 08-31-18

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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  • Mrs J from The Peaks
  • 08-24-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-02-18

OMG.

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

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  • Christine Campbell
  • 03-17-21

Definitely a light read

A light read which I found moderately entertaining after recent substantial and very good books read. Started well but ended totally implausibly. Felt it could have ended earlier in several places. Would not recommend to anyone wanting a book with substance but did make me laugh at some of its more ridiculous moments.

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  • Wendy Moon
  • 04-07-20

Intriguing but left me feeling uncomfortable.

I normally love reading Lucinda Riley’s novels but this departure from her usual genre of historical fiction into thriller mode and the way it evolved and ended didn’t sit well with me.
Although this story was interesting in a way what I like about Lucinda’s other story writing is learning about important historical events and other cultures. This one featured a lot of drinking in English pubs, drinking cups of tea, too many people being killed and ultimately wasn’t very believable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-21

Brilliant!!!

From start to finish this is hands down the best book i have listened to!!! i couldn't stop listening to it. Truly brilliant! Thank you Lucinda!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-21-21

Good Twist

Had to concentrate on this one good story was interesting and I really enjoyed it lived the ending

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-21

Not impressed with this one

Narration was great but I found it frustrating and annoying to be honest. I have loved Lucindas other books but this one left me quite disappointed. Characters falling in love in 5 minutes, convoluted and confusing storylines were too messy, half the characters killed off and the ending quite unbelievable. Im surprised so many people liked it.

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  • Carol Barnard
  • 02-02-21

Very enjoyable

Intriguing story with lots of twists and turns. Refreshing different plot. The narrator's performance was very good.

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  • Narelle
  • 01-21-21

A must read

Couldn’t stop listening, another engaging romantic delight by Lucinda Riley. Now for the next novel, I can’t get enough.

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  • Philip Beck
  • 01-05-21

gripping

I could not stop listening, great plot twists & characters. absolutely loved it & would recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-30-20

Lovely storyline

Like Lucinda Riley’s style of writing as she develops the characters very well
Enthralling ending

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-29-20

Fantastic read

This book kept me guessing, lots of interesting twists and turns with great character development.