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You Sent Me a Letter

Narrated by: Julie Maisey
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
4 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What if your worst enemy discovered your darkest secret?

At 2:00 a.m. on the morning of her 40th birthday, Sophie wakes in the darkness of her bedroom and finds a stranger watching her from the foot of the bed.

The intruder hands Sophie a letter and issues an ultimatum: the message is to be opened at her forthcoming party, in front of family and friends, at exactly 8:00 p.m. Any failure to comply will not end well.

Sophie can think of only one person who hates her enough to have hired a professional to menace her like this: her fiancé's ex-wife. What can the letter possibly contain? And why must it be read in front of everyone she loves? This will be no ordinary 40th party.

Sophie is not the only person holding a secret about the evening ahead. When the clock strikes eight, the course of several people's lives will be altered forever.

©2016 Lucy Dawson (P)2016 Bolinda

Critic Reviews

"Julie Maisey's gripping narration is as compelling as Dawson's unusual mystery.... Hearing the sensational conclusion will rival any high-octane movie." ( AudioFile)

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Ending bothers me

The ending felt rushed and left many threads unresolved. Still enjoyed it but not near as much as I could have.

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Envy and revenge are very powerful emotions.

A story well written, l was completely surprised couldn't guess the who
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hooks you in

loved this book. I tried to only listen to it on way to and from work but found myself wanting to listen to it at any spare moment! didnt want to put it down

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  • Listening Queen
  • 16-05-2017

Kept me interested the whole time

What did you like best about this story?

I liked how it was a thriller that kept you guessing the whole time, but also that there were some actually funny parts to it.

What does Julie Maisey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is a terrific narrator. She really brought all the characters to life

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This book was very entertaining for me I loved that it was a mystery and a bit of a comedy all at once. Definitely didn't see the end coming.

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  • Marisa
  • 04-02-2017

Truth or Dare! Who knows your secrets?

Suspenseful, Funny, and Entertaining! I really enjoyed "You Sent Me a Letter." This book is surprisingly funny, with some great laugh-out-loud moments. The story took place over a 24-hour period, with frequent look-backs by the main character. Readers will find themselves hooked on the exploits of Sophie while she navigates the huge party surrounding her 40th birthday, what is supposed to be a secret wedding, and a guy she's not altogether sure about- not to mention having received a mystery letter warning her to show up for her big night or else! Sophie thereafter plays a sort of bumper-cars between her family, her best friend, her illicit lover, and her fiance's intensely stressful first wife. I can only describe Sophie's big day, in her experience, as super stressful. I was dying to find out who the letter writer was, and this kept me guessing until the very end, as things were very much not as they seemed.
Julie Maisey did a great job as narrator.
This book bucked the psychological-suspense trend in a pleasing way, and I recommend it as a great way to use your credit!

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  • tiffany williams
  • 25-04-2017

totally surprised me you are in for a treat

This book kept my attention the ending surprised me which made it even better must read

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  • ROBIN
  • 15-02-2017

The end & the narrator were both brilliant, BUT...

From the very beginning of this book I was interested , and definitely wanted to know what was happening. This story was never boring, but honestly until the last hour it seemed confusing , and ridiculous, and was actually giving me a headache. Then came the last hour... brilliant. The narration was fantastic all the way through. I'm not sure I can recommend it, but I'm also not sorry I listened to it.

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  • Cynthia
  • 01-09-2019

Pathetic Behaviour of a Middle-Aged Person

The story may have been a little interesting if the main character, who is forty, behaved a bit more like an adult. Her constant whining about what she should do, when what she should do is obvious, becomes irritating and frustrating. I kept listening hoping that why she was acting in the manner she was would be made clear. It wasn't.

The plot is badly strung together relying solely on the first voice of the character to explain her childish actions, but she never does. Every teenager I know is a more savvy judge of people than this airhead.

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  • Shannon
  • 01-02-2019

Another amazing story!

I cant get enough of Lucy’s stories!!!!! This one was another amazing gripping one!!!! I love the narration by Julie! Both amazing performance and story!! 10 stars!

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  • bethom2011
  • 14-08-2018

Disappointed

I couldn't stop listening. But it lost steam in the end. I was like the writter had to finish quick and so the story was choppy at the end.

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  • Susan
  • 14-07-2018

Not Satisfying

Characters are not people a reader can relate to. Ending is not at all satisfying. Don’t waste your time.

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  • Jan
  • 18-10-2017

Powerful

Compelling tale of life's challenges and story twists. Kept me guessing till the end, highly recommend.

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  • liz
  • 09-03-2017

wow what a ride !!! fast paced page turner fab!

Please be kind and omit spoilers from your reviews. there is nothing worse !

This was fabulous book. kept my interest from page 1 thru entire book.

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  • Alice
  • 16-08-2016

Expected intrigue and mystery - just boring


I skipped most of this book after chapter 5, I had to hear what happened in front of the clock.... nothing does. This isn't a spoiler. I found this book dragged and really nothing really goes on, it's full of overly descriptive stuff about pointless stuff. Very little makes sense either. It feels like a really rushed book, written quickly without any thought, and it isn't gripping and certainly is not a page turner (constant listen).

I was disappointed as I normally love this author, but not this one.

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  • Rowena Bennett
  • 18-04-2016

Disappointed

Very well read but the story was a let down. Predictable and annoying at times. Main character really irritating at times. Sorry

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  • Catherine
  • 09-03-2016

Excellent book.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would and have! I kept trying to guess who it was that sent the letter and was jumping from person to person. It was intriguing throughout. I couldn't have done what she done. I would've had to tear the letter open immediately and read what it said. I couldn't wait for her to open it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of You Sent Me a Letter?

When she was left at the airport, I could feel how she was feeling. I almost had a panic attack! I wasn't expecting that.

What does Julie Maisey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narrator was very good and brought the book to life

Any additional comments?

Well worth reading. Well written. I hope she writes another one soon. Recommend

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  • Sue Jackson
  • 04-04-2016

Good thriller!

If you could sum up You Sent Me a Letter in three words, what would they be?

Compelling, exciting, creepy!!

What did you like best about this story?

Keeps you guessing!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

That she was able to make a fresh start by the end.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

N/A,

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Enjoyed this. Good story.

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  • SarahC1985
  • 29-03-2017

Desperately sad...

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, it was, although at the end, I'm left with a feeling of desperate sympathy for Sophie. Whatever mistakes she may have made, no one deserved what she went through, not to mention the 2 young characters in the book at the end. I don't like what Mark did, serious over reaction I thought, to a mistake anyone might make. Like, OTT? But yes, very good read, but I'm still left with unanswered questions, and sometimes, I find it frustrating when books do that.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have definitely changed the ending, as I found it really sad. I don't like sad engings. It was just... So nice to start with, then it all went wrong so fast. At first I found Sophie weird... And I was frustred with her because she kept lying, but, I think what happened was just a step too far. I wouldn't have put that in.

Have you listened to any of Julie Maisey’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have. While you were sleeping. And I thought this one was just as good. Love the French accent, and again, just as in WYWS, she pulled off male characters well.

Was You Sent Me a Letter worth the listening time?

Definitely. Don't think I'd read it again though. Book that now I've finished, wouldn't read again. I injoyed everything you told me a lot more.

Any additional comments?

I really don't want to spoil it, but if you cry easily, don't read this!

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  • Gerard
  • 13-03-2016

Just silly

Another silly story. How do they do it? What keeps the writers at their word processors. Money? Yes. That must be it.

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  • Val McWilliam
  • 18-01-2017

Implausible Plot

Pointless book, to many unanswered questions, good premise but just not thought out properly with too many ludicrous situations. Narration started off badly, but I settled into the voice after a few chapters

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-10-2019

Gripping

An amazing book. Gripping story from start to end, with a great twist at the end that I never saw coming. 110% recommended

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  • Sparkles
  • 29-07-2019

gripping

great story although I got annoyed with sophie for just not thinking of opening the letter in secret at the beginning!
ending a bit abrupt few loose ends
good though

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  • sandy dean
  • 20-07-2019

Hell have no fury

Complex relationships, intriguing and alarming. Human behaviour reckless and dangerous, this book had it all. I’m not saying that you don’t question various elements of the story but . . . You never truly know what you would do. I was kept on tenterhooks and was not disappointed with the ending. Thoroughly lost myself in this book. Highly recommend. Plot was clever, narration excellent. I could go on but . . . Read for yourself.