#PublicationDay #Paperback #BookReview of The Confession by Jo Spain @SpainJoanne @QuercusBooks #TheConfession

Today I am sharing my review from earlier this year for – The Confession as it is released today in paperback!!  I thought that this book was absolutely brilliant, a great read and I loved how the story unfolded after that confession right at the start of the book…


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?



As soon as I read the blurb for this book it grabbed me – I was intrigued as to how the book would run and if I knew who did it, would it keep me gripped and entertained to the end- well now I have read it – yes- it definitely did!!

I loved the characters and the way the book was laid out with going from past to present with the different characters was easy to follow and I loved that was the way we got to see the story unfold.

I had mixed feelings about Julie’s character, sometimes I felt sorry for her, sometimes I wanted to shake her, others I was angry with her, vary rarely does a character get my back up so much (so great writing there!!) and Harry, well he made my blood boil!

4.5 stars from me rounded up to 5 stars for Goodreads and Amazon!  I loved the concept, loved the characters and plot – loved it – I am having a great start to 2018!!


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