Kathryn Hughes

Kathryn Hughes

Kathryn Hughes’s first novel, THE LETTER, was a self-published sensation, a Kindle #1 bestseller for forty consecutive days. Later published by Headline (March, 2015), it reached #22 in the Nielsen Bookscan paperback fiction chart, and #1 in the Bookseller Heatseeker chart for three weeks, as well as being one of the top 20 Fiction Audio Downloads of 2016 and reaching #3 in the US Kindle chart, hitting the Wall Street Journal‘s top 10 eBook bestseller list. Her second novel, THE SECRET (Headline, July 2016) was a top 10 Kindle bestseller.  Her fourth novel, HER LAST PROMISE, was published in by Headline in eBook  in August 2019.  Her fifth, THE MEMORY BOX, was published in eBook and Audio in August 2021, with the paperback  in November 2021.   Translation rights in Kathryn’s novels have been sold in twenty-eight countries.  Kathryn lives near Manchester.



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“Storytelling at its finest, with characters that come alive and a plot that dances with intrigue” Prima

Praise for THE KEY:
“A wonderful, enthralling story; one that I didn’t want to end” Lesley Pearse
“A heartbreakingly powerful novel” Sun
“Emotional, heart-wrenching at times and deeply affecting” Books, Life and Everything

Praise for THE SECRET:
“Gripping” Good Housekeeping
“This love story has everyone talking” Look
“Have lots of tissues ready” My Weekly

Praise for THE LETTER:
“A moving story of love, loss and hope” Bella
“Emotional and intriguing” People’s Friend
“One to tug on the heartstrings” Red