'The Fifth Letter' began really well, I immediately became immersed. Straight away I loved the direction the story was heading and felt like I knew each character and their individual quirks almost like I was involved in the group.
I rather liked the style of narration but at times I did find it difficult to keep track. Occasionally it would just switch back to the present and it would take me a while to adjust. However, once I got used to this, I began to expect it and then after a while didn't even notice.
As the letters were gradually revealed, the pace got faster and the level of tension increased. Secrets and lies started to come to light and new twists hid around every corner. I read the second half in one go!
Additionally, I loved that I thought I knew each character but then more and more would be revealed and my perception of each woman was constantly shifting. Each had their own problems at home which were completely different than how they first appeared. Could I trust their letter? Could I even trust Joni's narration?
On top of all this, I simply couldn't guess who the fifth letter was from. I suspected every single person apart from who it actually was! Moriarty expertly threw suspicion all over the place. I can't emphasise enough how intense it became towards the conclusion. I was on edge the whole time.
I REALLY enjoyed the ending. It was as close as a book has come to my perfect ending for a long time. It tied everything up and the Epilogue was perfect. I'd give 'The Fifth Letter' 4.5 out of 5! I definitely recommend this book. Dramatic, secretive and twisty. Can you really trust your friends?
This e-book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review.