From the acclaimed author of The Fifth Letter and Those Other Women comes this touching story of secrets, friendship, family, and forgiveness—and the serendipitous twists of fate that shape our lives.
Accept a letter…
Hannah has been running—literally and figuratively—from her life back in Australia. Whenever she’s not working, she’s pounding London’s streets, putting the past behind her. Then she meets a fellow Australian named India, and Hannah’s entranced. For India is confident, exotic, and charming—qualities that Hannah feels she’s desperately lacking.
Pass it on…
India has a secret, too – one beyond any remedy. For it’s a secret that is currently sealed in a love letter and is making its journey across Europe in the most unconventional way—through the hands of strangers as they pass on the street.
And who knows where it will lead…
Before the letter with India’s deepest, darkest secret reaches its destination, can the women find the connection that will take each of them exactly where they need to go….
The lives of two women intersect in Moriarty's heart-tugging story (following Those Other Women) of confronting questionable choices. Twenty-eight-year-old Australian Hannah Privitelli has moved to London and is working at a museum gift shop. She believes she has made a cruel decision that has destroyed her life\n, and aside from work, she spends her only day off jogging, trying to escape her own guilt. India Calder, a woman about Hannah's age, shows up at the gift shop one day and becomes determined to help Hannah. It's what India does; when she senses someone is troubled, she helps them and then moves on. Hannah is resistant, but India is persistent, pointing out that they're both Australians temporarily living in London, and a friendship develops. The question becomes not whether one can help the other, but whether both can find a way to heal the secret each is hiding. It's difficult to decide which of the two vibrantly described personalities is more impulsive or more secretive. Dynamic prose makes the pages turn and then subsequently fly by when twists arise. Moriarty's novel is both fast-paced and immersive. \n