⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 stars
Blurb: ‘What if your worst enemy found out your darkest secret? At 2 a.m. on the morning of her 40th birthday, Sophie wakes to find an intruder in her bedroom. The intruder hands Sophie a letter and issues a threat: open the letter at her party that evening, in front of family and friends, at exactly 8 p.m., or those she loves will be in grave danger. What can the letter possibly contain? This will be no ordinary 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 forever.’
‘You sent me a letter’ by Lucy Dawson is the story of Sophie who, in the early hours of her 40th birthday, wakes to find a stranger and in her bedroom. He hands her a letter which she is supposed to open and read out to everyone at her 40th birthday party later that day. She spends the day confused and trying to work out what to do, while her mother and her sisters are helping her prepare for the party. On top of that, she discovers that her boyfriend has a big surprise planned for her at the party.
At first I found the book very slow, but it definitely picks up when the party draws near and things start to happen towards the end of the book. The way the story unfolded was unexpected and certainly took me by surprise.
Published March 3rd 2016 by Atlantic Books