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The Confession

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Sometimes the truth is not all it seems. Sometimes a confession is just the beginning . . .

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. It looks like Harry's many sins - corruption, greed, betrayal - have finally caught up with him.

An hour later the intruder, JP Carney, hands himself in, confessing to the assault. The police have a victim, a suspect in custody and an eye-witness account, but Julie remains troubled.

Has Carney's surrender really been driven by a guilty conscience or is this confession the first calculated move in a deadly game?


'Brilliantly dark'
Daily Mail

'Unputdownable' 5* reader review

'Fabulous . . . Clever, pacey, compulsive'
Daily Mirror

'Jo Spain's writing is a delight'
5* reader review

'A brilliant hook and rapid-fire ride'
Irish Independent

'A stunning masterpiece' 5* reader review


'Exceptional' 5* reader review

'Clever, chilling'
Sunday Times

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"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

"Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision." - J P Delaney

"Has you addicted from the very first page. I found it impossible to put down." - Michelle Frances

"An absolute cracker of a book, compulsive, deviously plotted and intense - I will be recommending this to everyone." - Elizabeth Haynes

"Loved it! Fabulous characters, superbly written, twists, turns & ends with a punch." - Amanda Jennings

"I loved this twisty slice of domestic noir." - Claire McGowan

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

"Jo Spain is such a talent. The Confession had me in its thrall from the first page, revealing the dark side of the Celtic Tiger." - Sarah Ward

"The Confession is jaw-dropping. Clever. Addictive. Beautifully drawn characters. Masterful storytelling." - Chris Whitaker

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