The Confession: A Novel

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We know who did it. We know who was present at the time of the murder. And we know who the victim is—or was. The only mystery left is why.

JP Carney walks into the home of a prominent businessman and his wife and slaughters him with a golf club while the wife watches, stunned. He then walks into the police station and turns himself in. Who is JP and how is he connected to the victim?

The book in its entirety alternates from past to present over and over until it is revealed how all of the characters are connected. There are so many possibilities that it made this book extremely fun to read. Every time the reader thinks he or she has solved the mystery, another piece of evidence pops up to spoil the theory.

I found Jo Spain’s style of writing easy to follow with a mixture of storytelling and dialogue that was quite appropriate to keep the reader engaged. Also, the small cast of characters the reader has to keep track of throughout the story was nice. The story comes to a very satisfying ending in which all of the details are neatly put together for the reader into one big “a-ha” moment.

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Author Jo Spain
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date 2018-Sep-11
ISBN 9781683316206
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Issue January 2019
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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