The Love Letter

Lucinda Riley

26 July 2018
624 pages


Keeping secrets is a dangerous game. From Lucinda Riley, the beloved author of the Seven Sisters series, The Love Letter is a thrilling novel full of secrets, lies and unforgettable twists.

'Perfect summer escapism' – Best Magazine

1995, London

Sir James Harrison was one of the greatest actors of his generation. But, when he passes away at the age of ninety-five, he leaves behind more than just a heartbroken family. He leaves a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its very core . . .

Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist, assigned to cover the legendary actor’s funeral. The great and the good of the celebrity world are there. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter Sir James left behind, the contents of which have been desperately concealed for over seventy years.

As Joanna peels back the veil of lies that has shrouded this secret, she realizes that there are other forces at work – forces that would prevent her from discovering the truth. And they’ll stop at nothing to reach the letter before she does.

This title was originally published as Seeing Double. It is available in the US as The Royal Secret.

Praise for Lucinda Riley:

'Dazzlingly good' – Lucy Foley, bestselling author of The Hunting Party, on The Sun Sister

'Delicious reading' – Daily Mail on The Pearl Sister

'[A] cleverly woven mystery to savour' – Sunday Express on The Murders at Fleat House

Travel back to 90s London with this expose of dark secrets among the members of the English top drawer. Perfect summer escapism, with twists galore.
'Masterful storytelling and imaginative power are the trademarks of Riley’s novels and this 600-page epic delivers a full-throttle escapist adventure with an extraordinary cast of unreliable characters, a right royal mystery and surprises at every turn. An intriguing change of direction from one of our best-loved authors . . .'
There is plenty of action and edge of the seat moments that intensify the tension and suspense of this book. Romance, family secrets and drama make this a multi layered read to keep your interest throughout the book