The Girl in the Letter

The Girl in the Letter Review

Gripping. Mesmerising. Haunting. Heart-breaking. Once you've heard her story, you will never forget The Girl in the Letter. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Lesley Pearse and Kathryn Hughes, this page-turning, moving novel of separation and long-buried secrets will stay with you forever.

A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away. 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. Ivy 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 is 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 before the truth, which lies disturbingly close to home, is lost forever ...

Read her letter. Remember her story ...

Title:The Girl in the Letter
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Berit???

    4.5 Mesmerizing Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5This was such a heart wrenching captivating story very reminiscent of “before We Were Yours”; One of my top reads of 2017... i’m not a big fan of comparin...

  • Pauline

    Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis is the sad story of unmarried girls who are sent by their families to mother and baby homes to give birth and the way they are treated while they are there. This boo...

  • Selena

    I received a free e-copy of The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis from Goodreads for my honest review. Ivy Jenkins is sent to St. Margarets in 1956. She is pregnant but not married and her family is ...

  • Selena

    I received a free e-copy of The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis from Goodreads for my honest review.Ivy Jenkins is sent to St. Margarets in 1956. She is pregnant but not married and her family is ...

  • Adele Shea

    This book grabbed a hold of me for the first three quarters of it. The whole story in regards a Mother and Baby facility in the 1950/60/70, was fascinating but at time hard to read. To think that thes...

  • Eva

    4.5* --> 5*Wow! The Girl in the Letter has left me rather speechless and let me tell you that doesn’t happen very often. I feel quite lost for words and slightly incapable of forming any kind of coh...

  • ??? Shelley ???

    The chapters in this story alternate between 1956, telling Ivy's story and 2017, following Sam's research for an article. While this is a story about family bonds, loss and perseverance, it is also a...

  • Karen

    4.5*Oh my. What to say about this book. When I first saw the description it was one that absolutely appealed to me. Dual time, historical fiction – just the sort of book I love. What I wasn’t expe...

  • Amanda

    I’m speechless ,this was a thought provoking this book. book which keeps you gripped and leaves you thinking about it even after you’ve finished it. It’s not a subject I know a lot about, but I ...

  • Anne

    I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This book tells the harrowing story of a mother and baby home for unmarried mothers. I think this is an important is...