By Jo Spain
The breathtaking debut psychological thriller from bestselling author Jo Spain.
SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE NOT ALL THEY SEEM...
SOMETIMES THE TRUTH HIDES A SECRET...
SOMETIMES A CONFESSION IS THE BEGINNING... NOT THE END
BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown
JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before
Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend
Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. The man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry as a horror-struck Julie watches, frozen by fear. It looks like Harry's many sins - corruption, greed, betrayal - have finally caught up with him.
An hour later the intruder, JP Carney, hands himself in, confessing to the assault. The police have a victim, a suspect in custody and an eye-witness account, but Julie remains troubled.
Has Carney's surrender really been driven by a guilty conscience or is this confession the first calculated move in a deadly game?
THE MOST GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER OF 2018: PERFECT FOR FANS OF THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR AND THE GIRL BEFORE.
Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks
Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake
Jo Spain has worked as a party advisor on the economy in the Irish parliament. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and went on to be a top-ten bestseller in Ireland. Joanne lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.
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25 Jan 2018
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Praise for Jo Spain
I can't praise The Confession enough. Brilliant writing, great story . . . a really cracking read — BA Paris
A dizzying tale of lives falling apart that has you addicted from the very first page. I found it impossible to put down, so desperate was I to get to the truth — Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend
Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision — JP Delaney
A clever and unusual premise . . . punchy and energetic . . . a brilliant hook and rapid-fire ride — Irish Independent
Brilliantly crafted . . . each piece of the puzzle is gradually put together and keeps you gripped until the end — Prima
A clever novel . . . gradually exposing a chilling history of dysfunctional families — Sunday Times
A scathing overview of the Celtic Tiger years . . . [a] vivid portrait of a fascinating monster — Irish Times
Here is my confession: I've never read Jo Spain before but now I'll be buying all of her books. The Confession is brutal and brilliant — Fiona Cummins
The Confession is jaw-dropping. Clever. Addictive. Beautifully drawn characters. Masterful storytelling — Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks
Loved it! Fabulous characters, superbly written, twists, turns & ends with a punch — Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake
An absolute cracker of a book, compulsive, deviously plotted and intense - I will be recommending this to everyone — Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner
Jo Spain is such a talent. The Confession had me in its thrall from the first page, revealing the dark side of the Celtic Tiger — Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill
I loved this twisty slice of domestic noir — Claire McGowan, author of Blood Tide
An intriguing Rubik's Cube of a book that kept me turning the pages to get to the truth. So well plotted and beautifully written. I absolutely loved it — Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver
A contender for the most arresting opening paragraph of the year . . . This is crime fiction for grown-ups, taking its time to explore the ins and outs of human psychology — Sunday Express