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The Confession

Jo Spain

7 Reviews

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Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

The breathtaking debut psychological thriller from bestselling author Jo Spain.

YOU FIND OUT WHO DID IT ON THE VERY FIRST PAGE. ON THE LAST PAGE, YOU'LL 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

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?


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Praise for The Confession

  • Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision - JP Delaney

  • I can't praise The Confession enough. Brilliant writing, great story... a really cracking read - BA Paris

  • Brilliant! Fast paced, well researched and sensitive. Jo Spain is a sparkling new talent! - Irish Examiner

  • Fiendishly clever . . . and a big fat twist is lobbed into the ending like a hand grenade - Sunday Independent

  • A climax that is shocking and unexpected - The Times

  • In a very strong year for Irish crime-fiction debuts, Jo Spain's With Our Blessing is among the most assured - Irish Times

  • You may find out who did it on the very first page of this psychological thriller, but you'll be left guessing why and how right up until the last few pages. - Woman's Day

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Jo Spain

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.