Warning – this book will keep you up all night!
Gripping doesn’t even begin to cover the addictiveness of this book, the strategic nature of the plot screams out complexity from the very first page and is utterly intriguing.
In the prologue, JP walks into the McNamara house and butchers Harry with a golf club right in front of his wife; Julie.
The same night, JP hands himself into the police pleading it was a random unplanned act of violence and states he is sorry. But is he?
It looks as if the case is going to be wrapped up pretty soon and JP will be submitted to a medical facility – but DS Moody (Alice) suspects a rat. Her intuition is usually right and she wants to get to the bottom of this.
The tale is told from multiple perspectives – Julie’s, JP’s and Alice’s viewpoint, and dives into the past of each character to try and unearth a connection between JP and Harry.
As the secrets from their pasts spread across the pages of the book, it’s clear that neither Harry or JP have a clear conscience and have lived colourful lives.
I loved the attention to detail that Spain held throughout this story, no stone was left unturned and each possibility was explored to keep the reader guessing. Spain has utterly mastered the art of creating incredible characters – her carefully crafted descriptions of JP, Julie and Harry continued to leave strong and revealing impressions on me, helping me to build a picture in my head of these three key players and what makes each of them tick.
The fast paced nature of this plot, has created the ultimate page turner and definitely worthy of being added to your New Year TBR list.
The Confession will be published on January 25th in hardback by Quercus.
*Thank you Quercus for providing me with an advanced reading copy through bookbridgr*
Until next time, Chloé x