The Royal Secret

The Love Letter in the UK

Format: Hardcover, eBook, Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1982115067
Published: 21st May 2019

Note to readers: In the UK, this book is published under the title The Love Letter.

In this suspenseful and heart-pounding novel from New York Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley, an ambitious young journalist unravels a dangerous mystery that threatens to devastate the British monarchy.

Keeping secrets is a dangerous game.

When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five, he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, it could rock the English establishment to its core.

Joanna Haslam, an up-and-coming reporter, is assigned to cover the legendary actor’s funeral, attended by glitzy celebrities of every background. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind—the contents of which many have been desperate to keep concealed for over seventy years. As she peels back the veil of lies that has shrouded the secret, she realizes that she’s close to uncovering something deadly serious—and the royal family may be implicated. Before long, someone is on her tracks, attempting to prevent her from discovering the truth. And they’ll stop at nothing to reach the letter before she does.


“Plenty of twists, flashbacks, and a dash of romance… Riley’s latest novel delivers.”

“Unravel a ‘Royal Secret’ in intriguing page-turner… captivating the reader from the beginning to end. A delightful read, uncovering layers of plots and twists, this book captures the imagination with its dramatic cast of characters and events.”
Fredericksburg, USA,

“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.”  Lancashire Evening Post, UK

“Travel back to 90s London with this exposé of dark secrets among the members of the English top drawer. Perfect summer escapism, with twists galore.” Best magazine, UK

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