The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty

The Fifth Letter

Nicola Moriarty makes her US debut with this stunning page-turner for fans of Jojo Moyes, Emily Griffin, Kate Morton, and Jessica Knoll, about four best friends on a relaxing vacation that turns devastating when old secrets are revealed, long-held grudges surface, and a shattering betrayal is discovered that shakes the foundation of their lives.Best friends from high school, Joni, Deb, Eden, and Trina had always looked forward to the vacations th...


Details The Fifth Letter

TitleThe Fifth Letter
ISBN9780062413574
Author
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Mystery
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Reviews The Fifth Letter

  • Irena
    1970-01-01
    When it comes to my reading experience with this book, there’s no other word to describe it but “lazy”.I confess: I started this (mystery) book knowing that all the questions will be answered eventually and that, with time, I’ll find out who wrote the fifth letter and which from four letters belong to whom, so I didn’t bother.I just read, the most relaxed as one reader can be, lazy to try to figure out myself.Is it my fault for not gett...
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars “It’s chilling isn’t it? The idea that within a close group of four women, one of them could hate another one so much that she thinks about hurting them.” Four friends. One holiday trip. Five letters. Who is lying?The premise is simple enough: four women who have been friends since high school go on holiday together as they've done almost every year since they were twenty-one. They come up with the idea to each write an anonymou...
  • Phrynne
    1970-01-01
    There is an old saying "With friends like these you don't need enemies" which fits this book perfectly. I would hate to be friends with any of the four women depicted but is sure is fun to read about them! Joni, Eden, Deb and Trina are four thirty something women who have been besties since high school. The story is told by Joni who is the one most desperate to stop their foursome breaking up as they get older and want different things from life....
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    1970-01-01
    I'm a huge fan of Liane Moriarty's work, so I found it thrilling to see her sister, Nicola, has ventured into women's fiction. Even though I knew Nicola would have her own voice and style, I was hoping it would be reminiscent of her sister's, and it was. Double the Moriarty books?! I'm game! The Fifth Letter was filled with fun, sass, friendship, and intrigue. I especially enjoyed the pop culture references as I was in high school around the same...
  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    1970-01-01
    A very entertaining read that I got lost in over a few hours. Great women's fiction! Pure escapism via a book. This is a great beach/bed/sofa/armchair/anywhere read! Great to get stuck with. Four best friends come together for a holiday to connect with each other after busy lives have kept them apart for a while. Years of friendship are with these ladies in the one location. One of the women has an idea in the hope of some of the ladies opening u...
  • Malia
    1970-01-01
    Enjoyable light read, and a nice break in between my many crime fiction novels;-)Find more reviews and bookish fun at http://www.princessandpen.com
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    1970-01-01
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.comThe Fifth Letter, is the third novel written by Australian novelist Nicola Moriarty. Moriarty gets to the bottom of friendship in her latest novel, exposing the raw truths, deep seated secrets, rivalries and loyalty that exists within a long standing friendship circle. Expect plenty of drama, a few laughs, some moments of sadness and a touch of romance from Nicola Moriarty.The Fifth Letter revolves around a f...
  • Rachel Kelley
    1970-01-01
    This book was incredibly disappointing. Very unrealistic premise from the get-go (the way their friendship is explained is a bit ludicrous to be honest) and the dialogue even more so. I would read large passages of dialogue thinking it was exposition until I saw the end-quote. People just don't talk like that. On the flip side of that coin, the author seemed to overcorrect and insert lines of dialogue that were cheesy or juvenile. The characters ...
  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    1970-01-01
    I was lucky to receive an email from NetGalley offering first approval for 200 members if you were interested in receiving a digital ARC for read and review. As I am trying to read more adult fiction in preparation for returning to education as an adult student, I decided to give this a try. The story follows four women, all who have known each other since childhood that go on holiday together. As some sort of a careless joke, each of them write ...
  • I read novels
    1970-01-01
    I bought my own paperback. This is my first book that I have read by Nicola Moriarty. I totally loved every page of The Fifth Letter. I thought the idea was amazing, fresh and different. Four best friends since the first day of school. Best friends, they liked to say, for ever. Now in their thirties with husbands, children and work. The four friends decide to go away together. While all the women are away, Joni has an idea to help them reconnect ...
  • K
    1970-01-01
    I'm sorry but this was so bad. 'Her mind was a lasagna of thoughts.' WTF?! Writing, plot and pacing problems.
  • Tina
    1970-01-01
    3 1/2 *I won this book on a publisher's giveaway. I was very excited to read this story. Nicola Moriarty's debut novel was quiet good.4 friends; Joni, Eden, Deb and Trina venture out on a girl's weekend getaway. They have been friend's since high school. Now, married and 3 of the friends have children, they find that they have "drifted" apart. On the girl's getaway they decide to write anonymous letters to each other confessing a secret that they...
  • Odette Knappers
    1970-01-01
    Zo, dat is echt een quick read.Je merkt dat deze Moriarty geinspireerd is door de boeken van haar zus, een van mijn favoriete schrijvers, Liane Moriarty. Dat zou dus een slap aftreksel kunnen zijn, maar dat is het niet. Dit is GOED. Zodra ik eenmaal begonnen was, bleef ik lezen. En wat is het een sterk plot zeg. Zo he. Ik ben onder de indruk, ik heb het boek echt met plezier verslonden. Ik vond alleen (view spoiler)[ het geheim best wel tegenvall...
  • Kathy
    1970-01-01
    It looks like that readers of The Fifth Letter seem to love this book or not get into it at all. I really enjoyed it and getting to know the four best friends who have gone away together for a four day break away from their husbands and children. Now in their thirties, we find that they all have had secrets over the years since they met in high school and decide for a bit of fun, to write down and share a secret, anonymously. I really enjoyed the...
  • Anna
    1970-01-01
    Four friends are gathered for a yearly holiday at the beach. The women, now in their 30s, have been friends since primary school. With jobs and young children, it is getting harder to spend time together. Joni, the organizer of the group and the only one with no children, is committed to keeping them all close. On a dare, and too much wine, the women all write letters in which they share a secret, to be read, one each night, with the writer to be...
  • Vivian
    1970-01-01
    Dit boek was echt leuker en beter dan ik dacht! Ik verwachtte niet zoveel, maar het is echt een fijne pageturner en ook nog eens heel gelaagd en verre van voorspelbaar. Bijna een thriller, met alle geheime intriges. Pakkende, prikkelende schrijfstijl en een opbouw waar duidelijk goed over nagedacht is. Beetje Desperate Housewives-achtig: liked it a lot! Uitgebreide recensie: http://thebookreview.nl/recensies/rom...
  • Abbie
    1970-01-01
    (I received a copy from Netgalley, In exchange for an honest review.)This wasn't a bad read, but it did struggle to keep my interest at times unfortunately. I was interested in reading the letters that they all wrote, and seeing the reaction to them, but the majority of the book was quite dull for me unfortunately, and it dragged slightly because of it.Overall, Dragged slightly, but an okay read.
  • Sherri Thacker
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this book about old friendships. This author, Nicola Moriarty, is the sister to Liane Moriarty and I love all books by Liane. This is a quick read.
  • Sue Gerhardt Griffiths
    1970-01-01
    Until I went through my list of read books I almost forgot I had read a Nicola Moriarty novel, it was quite a while ago, yet, reading the title of the book ‘Free-falling’ I’m reminded how much I enjoyed it and can still remember parts of the book. The Fifth Letter was equally enjoyable.This book centres around four friends, Eden, Joni, Trina and Deb, though the story is narrated by Joni. The group of friends have been together since school ...
  • Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
    1970-01-01
    Release Date: January 24, 2017 Genre: Women's FictionThe Fifth Letter is a fantastic women's fiction novel that will keep readers guessing until the very end. Much like her sisters writing style and storytelling ability (she is Liane Moriarty's sister) the author takes mundane issues and blows them out of proportion. For some, this may be a major turn off but for me, I absolutely love it! With that being said, fans of Liane Moriarty who need th...
  • Mia Whittemore
    1970-01-01
    I thought (hoped) I was beginning a book that was going to be of a similar style to the writing of Sophie Kinsella - I couldn't have been more wrong. Throughout the book the narrative flips between one of the four lead characters, and I found myself frequently losing track of who was talking, and who was who in general. This is the story of four women clinging to an old friendship and sharing older secrets. The confessions of one to the priest fe...
  • ღ Suus ღ (pages.and.books)
    1970-01-01
    Heerlijk! Wat een fijn boek is dit. Samen met mijn vaste buddies Shannon en Tatiana heb ik dit boek gelezen. superleuk om samen te gissen naar wie toch die vijfde brief geschreven heeft. Het boek is realistisch geschreven en ik vind het ook wel erg leuk om een boek te lezen met personages die mijn eigen leeftijd ongeveer hebben.. en met dezelfde problemen e.d. te maken hebben die ik in mijn eigen vriendinnengroepje ook zie terugkomen. (oke niet a...
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    Reviews and more on www.snazzybooks.com The Fifth Letter is a fun, easy read that has its fair share of twists to keep you entertained.The story has a strong theme of 'mystery' running through it, as Joni recounts to a priest what happened on her and her friends' annual holiday together. The story also addresses themes of friendship, relationships and family life, as well as the effects of secrets on the secret keeper and their friends. The premi...
  • Erika
    1970-01-01
    I have read a lot of YA books that sound more adult than this non - YA book. The narrator is supposed to be in her thirties, along with her friends, but she sounds like a high school girl. Definitely not for me.
  • Joanna Park
    1970-01-01
    "Maybe you're not suppose to stay friends with people from high school for so long after school. Maybe it just doesn't work."Joni, Debs, Trina & Eden have all been friends since the first day of high school. Brought together by Joni following a comment from a teacher, they helped each other through all the problems that adolescence and high school can bring. Now thirty, married and with most of them having kids Joni feels that the group is drifti...
  • Mary
    1970-01-01
    Four Australian women in their thirties, friends since high school, go on their annual holiday together. Joni has made the bookings and chivvied her friends into keeping up with their routine - she's worried that the old bonds might be breaking down. They decide that it's a good idea to each write an anonymous letter telling a secret and then read out one letter per night. Not surprisingly, this doesn't turn out to be the thing that draws them to...
  • Agi
    1970-01-01
    I love stories about friends, about women that have something in common, whose stories intertwine, so already it was a great starting point for me when I spotted "The Fifth Letter" by Nicola Moriarty. The synopsis sounded also really intriguing, what with the fifth letter being found, so with the friendship and the little mystery promised to be weaved into the pages, full of hope and enthusiasm I started to read this novel.There were four friends...
  • Nomes
    1970-01-01
    I have read and loved Nicola's previous two novels. Free-Falling was charming and whimsical and Paper Chains was mysterious and emotional and both have been highlights of my reading life. The Fifth letter has a captivating opener which grabbed my attention and then held it resulting in me having to stop everything I had planned for the next 24 hours until I had finished the book. It is one of those up-all-night, can't-put-it-down books, the pacin...
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    I was generously provided with an ARC by Harper Collins, prior to our March book of the Month for QBD the Bookshop..What a book! This was such a fantastically written novel. The suspense throughout was undeniable and I could've kept reading and reading if the book kept going and going.----Okay, so I have to review this properly now that I can think. I've been so caught up in thinking and rethinking about this story and I honestly grow more and mo...
  • Anna
    1970-01-01
    I read this novel quickly so I wouldn't have to read it any longer. This was made easier by the large chunks of redundant dialogue and narration that drew out an already tedious plot. I genuinely wanted to enjoy The Fifth Letter, but the characters were all so unlikeable, especially Joni the narrator, and the slightly ridiculous ending was especially problematic in its depiction of mental illness.