I post book reviews as often as possible but at least once a week every Wednesday! I hope they help you to find some new books that you'll love as much as I did!
Today I'm re-sharing my review of The Confession by Jo Spain in celebration of the paperback publication! If you still haven't read it yet I'd really recommend checking it out!
SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE NOT ALL THEY SEEM...
SOMETIMES THE TRUTH HIDES A SECRET...
SOMETIMES A CONFESSION IS THE BEGINNING... NOT THE END
Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker HarryMcNamara 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?
If I was asked to describe this book in one word, without a doubt the word I would use is twisted. It's full of manipulation, secrets, betrayal and intrigue, it flips everything on its head and I love it!
At first, I found it a little slower than I would've liked, however as the tension started to build and the pace picked up, Spain reeled me in deeper and deeper and before I knew it, I was obsessed.
It's told from three different perspectives which weave together well and maintained my interest by keeping me on my toes and leaving me wanting more at the end of each chapter.
My favourite perspective was from JP as I found him and his past fascinating. He was joined by other brilliantly written characters such as Julie and Harry who Spain managed to make me care about and engage with, despite their many flaws and the fact I didn't particularly like them as people.
During the last few chapters, I was frantically trying to get to the bottom of everything and all of the things I thought I'd guessed turned out to be wrong. The ending was a complete shock and it took me a good few minutes to recover from the final 'showdown'. For me, it was extremely powerful and a brilliant ending that really resonated in my mind.
Overall, I'm giving The Confession 4 out of 5. It's tense, taut and terrifically twisted.
This book was provided for free in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
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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