The Girl in the Letter

The Girl in the Letter

We’re welcoming debut author Emily Gunnis to the Bookends family and we’re giving you an EXCLUSIVE extract of her first novel The Girl in the Letter…don’t say we never treat you!

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 for ever…

Gripping. Mesmerising. Haunting. Heart-breaking. Once you’ve heard her story, you will never forget The Girl in the Letter.’Read an exclusive extract here

Available in eBook on the 2nd August and paperback from January 2019!