The Red Letter

Kate Riordan

Secrets and lies in the 1930s in an atmospheric short story from the bestselling author of The Girl in the Photograph

Marjorie knows that James has had affairs in the past but she believed him when he said it would never happen again. Then the old warning signs start to reappear. He stays late at work and seems distracted when he's at home. That doesn't stop her breath catching in her throat when she sees the letter inked into his diary. A red A - seemingly innocuous and yet devastating. Undeniable.

She was a clever, independent and desirable woman once. Not someone's second best with a broken spirit. And as Marjorie looks at the red letter A - Amy? Angela? - she realises that it's time to rediscover herself and take back control of her life.

This short story also includes an exclusive extract from Kate Riordan's new novel The Shadow Hour

  • Penguin
  • Published 14th January 2016
  • 36 Pages
  • £0.99