NOW CLOSED: Win a signed copy of The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis

The Girl in the Letter

To celebrate the publication of new thriller The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis, we're giving away 10 signed copies of the book. Read on to find out more and to enter the competition.

The Girl in the Letter is this year's hot debut – a nail-biting and heart-wrenching novel that combines mystery and suspense with a strong emotional core.

About the book

A heartbreaking letter, a girl locked away and a mystery to be solved.

1956: When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will, whereas Ivy herself will never leave.

Present day: Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she stumbles on a letter from the past, the contents shock and move her. The letter is from a young mother, begging to be rescued from St Margaret's – before it's too late.

Sam is pulled into the tragic story and discovers a spate of unexplained deaths surrounding the woman and her child. With St Margaret's set for demolition, Sam has only hours to piece together a sixty-year-old mystery. Otherwise, the truth (which lies disturbingly close to home) will be lost forever…

Buy the book for £5.75

What the critics are saying:

“What a heartfelt emotional story, made even more so because it's based on a shocking truth. I raced through it, involved, moved and gripped” – Fanny Blake

“Compelling, twisty, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking. A novel that stays with you” – Sophie Kinsella

“A great book, truly hard to put down. Fast-paced, brilliantly-plotted and desperately sad at times – all hallmarks of a bestseller” – Lesley Pearse

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10 lucky Mumsnetters will win a copy of The Girl in the Letter signed by the author. For your chance to win, simply answer the question below correctly.

T&Cs apply. Competition closes 3 May 2019.

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