You Sent Me a Letter by Lucy Dawson

yousentmealetterAt 2a.m. on the morning of her fortieth birthday, Sophie wakes to find an intruder in her bedroom. The stranger hands Sophie a letter and issues a threat: open the letter at her party that evening, in front of gathered family and friends, at precisely 8 p.m., or those she loves will be in danger.

What can the letter possibly contain?

This will be no oridnary party; Sophie is not the only person keeping a secret about the evening ahead. When the clock strikes eight, the course of several people’s lives will be altered for ever.


I received this copy from the publishers for an honest review.

Firstly, I must mention the absolutely genius marketing scheme the people at Corvus Books thought up for this new novel by Lucy Dawson. Roughly a week prior to receiving my proof copy, a letter arrived through the postbox, inside of which was an invitation to the wedding of ‘Marc Turner and Sophie Gardner’. I must admit, I was left baffled. I don’t know these people? Why is their wedding at 8pm? Why does it say not to tell Sophie? After some cryptic emailing back and forth between myself and, I discovered these were in fact characters from Lucy Dawson’s new novel ‘You Sent Me a Letter’ which, as it turns out, is one of the best thrillers I have read in a long time.

If you are looking for a clever thriller that will hook you in from beginning to end then this is the book for you. I read it in one sitting, desperate to reach the conclusion that, thankfully, didn’t let me down as so many other crime books can do. Lucy Dawson’s writing style is easy to read and the plot hurtles along at a pace that will keep you gripped throughout.

Rating 5/5

Release Date: 3rd March 2016

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