Top positive review
Totally gripping, a must read, 5*
1 August 2018
I totally lost myself in this incredible, heart-wrenching and vividly visual story about a mother-and-baby home in 1950s Sussex, and a modern-day journalist touched so much by The Girl in the Letter that she made it her mission to uncover the truth. The letters themselves had me in tears at points; willing the characters on and feeling so connected to the relationships. Emily Gunnis is obviously a meticulous researcher and it makes it all the more harrowing that whilst fictional, the story is based upon true facts about these homes in Ireland. With a young baby I tend to prioritise sleep over the luxury of reading a good book, but in this case I was hooked and lost a few hours to this page-turner! Highly, highly recommend.