‘You find out on the very first page who did it… you’ll find out on the last page why’
Oh my giddy eye! What a rip-roaring, page turning, explosive first stand alone novel from the Irish Queen of Crime herself, Joanne Spain. From the second you stick your head into this book, you will forget all chores that need to be done, and you might even forget to breathe, as I had to remind myself to do many a time!
Late one night JP Carney confesses to walking into the luxurious home of disgraced banker, Harry, and his wife, Julie McNamara, and rather graphically attacking him whilst she just watches on completely frozen. Julie’s state of mind at the time will certainly come back to haunt her – could she have done more to help?!
The set up of the novel is intriguing – we are thrown straight into the scene of the crime, and then Jo Spain meticulously peels away, layer by layer, the reason why this attack happened. The way Jo develops her characters mentally is cracking, we learn more and more from each of them, and their many hidden secrets. This is intelligent writing; you can’t help but be pulled into each character’s back-story and remain interested throughout. What is JP’s reason behind attacking Harry, and why confess?! Even Julie was mystified by the whole situation to a certain extent… although what is she hiding?
Harry is certainly not whiter than white so I am not surprised his end has come so soon – could his past have finally caught up with him?!
Something is going on here… nothing is as it seems… this twisted thrill-lit will keep you entertained throughout the night! It is certainly one to watch.
Thank you so much to Hannah at Quercus for sending me a copy last year in return for a review. Having loved Jo’s ‘Tom Reynolds series’, I couldn’t wait to dip my toe into this one to see if she could live up to my expectations – and she certainly has, and more!
‘The Confession’ is out this Thursday so head to your local bookshop then, or preorder online now!
Bye for now!