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The Key

The Key

A hidden note. A lost love. A second chance…

‘A wonderful, enthralling story; one that I didn’t want to end’ Lesley Pearse on The Key

‘A heartbreakingly powerful read’ The Sun on The Key

From the #1 bestselling author of The Letter, Kathryn Hughes, comes The Key, an unforgettable story of a heartbreaking secret that will stay with you for ever.

It’s Ellen Crosby’s first day as a student nurse at Ambergate Hospital. When she meets a young woman admitted by her father, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change both their lives for ever…

Sarah is drawn to the now abandoned Ambergate. Whilst exploring the old corridors she discovers a suitcase belonging to a female patient who entered Ambergate fifty years earlier. The shocking contents, untouched for half a century, will lead Sarah to unravel a forgotten story of tragedy and lost love, and the chance to make an old wrong right.

‘Oh wow! This story broke my heart then filled it with joy then broke it all over again! I adored The Letter and The Secret but this I have to say was my favourite. Heartfelt and poignant an absolute joy’ A reader on The Key

It’s time to discover what a million readers already know. No one grips your heart like Kathryn Hughes . . .

‘You will find it hard to put down. I cried buckets of tears reading it’

‘A beautifully told, tragic tale . . . restoring your faith in the kindness of strangers and the strength of the human spirit’

‘From start to finish, a lovely, sometimes heartbreaking read’

‘A sheer joy to read . . . Wonderfully romantic with beautiful characters’

‘I have finished this book with tears in my eyes but a smile on my face

‘I couldn’t put it down. So beautifully written. I feel like I’m a better person for reading it’

‘I cried with this book – it tugged at the heart all the way through’

‘This must be one of the best books I have ever read

‘You will be thinking of this book long after you’ve finished it’
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 1st March 2018

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781472248879


One that you just HAVE to finish
Hollie in Wanderlust
A wonderful, uplifting story
Lesley Pearse
Praise for Kathryn Hughes' international bestsellers
A wonderful and memorable read that will stay with me for a long time
By The Letter Book Reviews
Pulled me in right from the first page . . . I really enjoyed this book
Rea’s Book Reviews
Good Housekeeping
A heartbreakingly powerful read
The Sun
This moving love story had everyone talking . . . Get set to be hooked
Autumnal Sunday afternoons were invented solely to read heart-tugging novels like this
I so thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was filled with all kinds of mystery, family secrets, [and] characters that really stood out
Read Along With Sue
Heart-warming and optimistic
Jen Med’s Book Reviews
An emotional and intriguing read . . . Keeps you guessing right to the end
People’s Friend
Beautifully written and incredibly poignant. You cannot fail to fall for this story . . . I am delighted to highly recommend
The Last Word Book Reviews
The story kept me gripped . . . A breath of fresh air, and just what I needed after a long day in the office
A gripping and moving family drama that will tug at the reader's heart
Writing magazine
A beautiful story . . . I didn't want to put it down
Reviewed by Fran
You will find it hard to put down. I cried buckets of tears reading it
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