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The Confession

By Jo Spain

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The breathtaking debut psychological thriller from the international number one bestselling author Jo Spain

SOMETIMES THE TRUTH IS NOT ALL IT SEEMS...
SOMETIMES A CONFESSION IS JUST THE BEGINNING...

NOW A NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

'Brilliant'
BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown

'Chilling'
Sunday Times

'Enthralling'
JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before

'Compulsive'
Sunday Mirror

'Addictive'
Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend

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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 THEN SHE WAS GONE AND THE GOOD DAUGHTER.

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'Brutal'
Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle

'Gripping'
Best

'Jaw-dropping'
Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks

'Vivid'
Irish Times

'Fabulous'
Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake

'A contender for the most arresting opening paragraph of the year'
Sunday Express

Biographical Notes

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 her first psychological thriller. The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland. Joanne lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.

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  • ISBN: 9781786488374
  • Publication date: 09 Aug 2018
  • Page count: 432
  • Imprint: Quercus
Fabulous . . . Clever, pacey, compulsive — Sunday Mirror
Refreshing and... full of twists — The Express
Spain's blackly comic touch pulls us through a brilliantly dark tale — Daily Mail
A brilliantly dark tale — Mail on Sunday
A clever and unusual premise . . . punchy and energetic . . . a brilliant hook and rapid-fire ride — Irish Independent
Fresh, witty writing style . . . an eye for details make the characters instantly believable — Daily Mail
Brilliantly crafted . . . each piece of the puzzle is gradually put together and keeps you gripped until the end — Prima
A scathing overview of the Celtic Tiger years . . . [a] vivid portrait of a fascinating monster — Irish Times
This gripping novel is more of a whydunnit than a whodunnit — Best
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
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 clever novel . . . gradually exposing a chilling history of dysfunctional families — Sunday Times
I can't praise The Confession enough. Brilliant writing, great story . . . a really cracking read — BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown
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, author of The Girl Before
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, author of Rattle
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
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