Our Last Letter
From the New York Times bestselling author comes an enthralling historical story inspired by true events – a brilliant, lonely young man and the ordinary English girl who changes his world forever – for readers who loved The Ragged Edge of Night, All the Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale.
1937, England. Kathleen Motts grew up in a house just across the water from the secretive airbase, Bawdsey Manor. As warplanes surge towards her home and despite pleas from their parents, she and her brother enlist: Mark as a fighter pilot and Kath as one of the first female radar operators, keeping him safe.
Vikram Mackensie is quiet, exceptional at maths and music, and always the outsider. When he’s recruited for a top-secret war project at Bawdsey Manor, Vic’s chance to belong has arrived at last. He may only be half-British, but he vows that his new radar system will save the country he loves.
From their first meeting on windy cliffs above a rocky beach, Kath arrives like a blaze of warmth into Vic’s grey life and turns the colour back on. As the war intensifies, so do Kath and Vic’s feelings for each other. But fate intervenes one dark night. Mark is flying a desperate mission over Germany when Vic’s radar system fails.
In the early hours, Kath is working hard to keep her brother safe, like she has done night after night. When she sees an aircraft acting strangely, she has no choice but to call it in to be shot down. The next morning, Mark never makes it home and Kath feels like the sky is falling around her. Grief eats her from the inside – what if she killed her own brother and Vic is to blame too? In the middle of this perilous war, Kath and Vic only have each other. Is their love strong enough to survive the unforgiveable?
A heartbreaking and gripping novel, Our Last Letter shows that even in humanity’s darkest moments, light and love will find a way.
Readers absolutely adore Our Last Letter:
‘Beautiful… Extraordinary… Inspiring, heartfelt and hopeful.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘An incredibly touching story where hope was never lost. I was riveted… The conclusion brought tears of joy to me and with this being the second book that I have read by Liz Trenow I am certain I will be back for more.’ Robin Loves Reading ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Loved it!… This book is beautifully written, and the story is absolutely captivating. It makes you not want to put it down and stop reading, even long after the book is over.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I love this author’s books. This story has it all. Adventure, war time romance and intrigue… This story has heart… My heart ached for Kath and Vic.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘I loved it… There was a twist I never expected.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Fantastic… I loved the story of Kath and Vic.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘An excellent historical novel, poignant and engrossing… Keeps you hooked till the end. An excellent read, highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘This was my first book by Liz Trenow and I don’t believe it will be my last. Ms. Trenow has written an engaging book about hope, love and loss during the Second World War…This book was absolutely engaging and very difficult to put down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a lovely story with historical backgrounds.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Oh, this story was lovely… Each book that I’ve read from Liz Trenow brings complex characters, history and emotion to the forefront – and this is no exception.’ I am Indeed
‘This book will stay with you.’ Cherdalin’s Blog ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️