WHAT IF THE CONFESSION WAS JUST THE BEGINNING...?
FIND OUT WHO DID IT ON THE VERY FIRST PAGE. ON THE LAST PAGE, FIND OUT WHY.
'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
'Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision'
JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before
'Has you addicted from the very first page. I found it impossible to put down'
Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend
'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
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.
Just an hour later the attacker, JP Carney, has handed himself in to the police. He confesses to beating Harry to death, but JP claims that the assault was not premeditated and that he didn't know the identity of his victim. With a man as notorious as Harry McNamara, the detectives cannot help wondering, was this really a random act of violence or is it linked to one of Harry's many sins: corruption, greed, betrayal?
This gripping psychological thriller will have you questioning, who - of Harry, Julie and JP - is really the guilty one? And is Carney's surrender driven by a guilty conscience or is his confession a calculated move in a deadly game?
THE MOST GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER OF 2018: PERFECT FOR FANS OF HE SAID, SHE SAID AND THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Jo Spain’s pageturner begins with the savage beating of disgraced financial executive Harry McNamara. You discover who the assailant was shortly after those shocking and visceral opening paragraphs. Why he did it, however, remains a mystery until the very last page. The deftly constructed story is told from the perspectives of the perpetrator, the investigating officer, and the sole witness, Harry’s wife Julie. Each character is wrestling with their own demons and guilt, creating a vivid sense of intrigue that makes The Confession impossible to put down until the final reveal.
What appears to be an open-and-shut case a perpetrator, a victim, a witness, and a confession is anything but in this mesmerizing thriller from Irish author Spain (With Our Blessing and three other Tom Reynolds mysteries). After J.P. Carney, a broke loner, severely beats financier Harry McNamara in front of his wife, Julia, at the couple's home in Dalkey, an affluent Dublin suburb, Carney confesses to the crime. He offers no explanation for the attack other than that he snapped. Julia harbors her own theory, but is loath to pursue it. Det. Sgt. Alice Moody, who has no such qualms, is determined to solve the case, even as top brass pressure her to let it go, satisfied with Carney's confession and confinement to a mental health facility. Spain's vivisection of guilt and revenge pulls readers through to a harrowing denouement. Even seasoned genre veterans will be riveted by this modern-day morality tale, which peels away layers of the present and past to reveal ugly truths and sins aplenty, from lust and greed to addiction and deceit.