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FOUR FRIENDS. FIVE LETTERS. ONE SECRET . . .
The gripping novel from the author of THE EX-GIRLFRIEND
'Amazing. Had me hooked from the first page' 5***** Reader Review
Joni, Trina, Deb and Eden have been best friends since school, but growing up has meant drifting apart.
So when they're reunited on holiday, they each write an anonymous letter sharing everything that is really going on in their lives.
And that's when the confessions begin . . . Anger. Accusations. Desires. Deceit.
Then Joni finds a fifth letter.
One containing a secret its writer tried to destroy . . .
Did she ever really know her friends at all?
'A colourful tangle of intrigue and neuroses' 5***** Reader Review
'A fast, gripping page-turner with constant guessing' 5***** Reader Review
'Intrigue, hatred and accusations - phew, it kept me guessing to the end' Sun
'A truly magnificent read from start to finish' 5***** Reader Review
'Entertaining and easy to read' Sunday Mirror
'A darkly humorous story about friendship' Best
Joni Camilleri, Deb Camden, Trina Chan, and Eden Chester are all Scorpios and have all been friends since high school in 1990s Australia. They've shared secrets and crushes, moves and heartaches. Now, in 2016, even though they're in their 30s and married, and all (but one) are mothers, they still somewhat reluctantly get together for an annual girls' getaway. This year Joni suggests they each write an anonymous letter telling the group a secret. As they read the letters, they learn that one of them is contemplating divorce, one hates being a parent, one confesses to having placed a baby for adoption, and one admits to lying to her friends. But as all the letters are shared, it turns out there are five, and whomever wrote the last letter hates one of the others. The meandering stories of these women are held together with the powerful question of who wrote the last letter, which reveals just how precarious childhood friendships are. The interspersed first-person confessions between Joni and her priest don't add much, but the majority of the book, told in alternating chapters of current scenes and flashbacks to 1993, adeptly exposes the striking differences among the four friends and the five letters.