The premise was amazing. The Confession by Jo Spain is billed as a dark thriller, but it’s really more of a depressing autobiography of the main characters whose POVs we have to endure get to experience; how they got to that moment in 2012 when a banker is getting his head bashed in by a stranger with a golf club. The Confession is the first stand alone novel by Jo Spain. The story follows three individuals; the banker, his spouse and his murderer. Main Character: I won’t be RSVPing to the pity party. Other Book Blogs To Follow (You Scratch My Blog……), The Midwife’s Confession – Diane Chamberlain, Anne Cater, Linda Hill & Joanne Robertson, The Sun Sister (The Seven Sisters Book 6) – Lucinda Riley, Lisa Jewell, Rowan Coleman & Amanda Prowse. by Jo Spain. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Booktopia has The Confession, The Most Hotly-Anticipated Psychological Thriller Of 2018! Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. The Confession by Jo Spain. But here’s the thing about fairytales: sometimes they’re darker than you can ever imagine.”. 30-Something. Numerous times I thought I had it all figured out when Jo Spain whacked me … Unfortunately, I just didn’t give a shit about them. Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth. Confession - Good for the Soul & Great Read Many books will tell you a tale, however, Jo Spain gives you a multilayered story of compelling characters, entangled lives and tense, compulsive and page turning excitement. Jo co-wrote the ground-breaking TV series Taken Down which first broadcast in Ireland in 2018. The novel started out with a bang of blood and brutality that grabs the reader by the throat when Harry the banker is viciously attacked while his wife, Julie, watches in stunned horror. Plot Twisty-ness: I guess anything can be called a thriller these days. Writer. These POVs take us all the way back to childhood in some cases, and quite honestly it was tedious as hell and in most cases, completely fucking irrelevant. The Confession by Jo Spain is a book I was intrigued to read as, it focus more on the why than the who.. Late one night Julie and Harry McNamara life changes forever, a man walks into their million euro home in Dublin. There was something in the telling of events that lent itself more to realism, and while that is an accomplishment in contemporary novels, this was supposed to be a thriller. Just an hour later the attacker, JP Carney, has handed himself in to the police. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. He came across as pathetic, giving up on life, instead of an evil mastermind. Jo Spain takes you right into her characters’ heads and captures perfectly what makes them tick. 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? Binge-Watcher. The goal being to thrill the reader with the shock of events we don’t experience in real life (hopefully.) Most reviewers seem to be blown away by this book, a lot of 5-star ratings popping up, but I honestly can’t figure out why, even when looking for a new perspective to understand. Why buy from World of Books. It was some disturbing shit. Just an hour later the attacker, JP Carney, has handed himself in to the police. We also hear from the investigating officer on the murder case, the very tenacious Alice Moody. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Jo lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children. Fresh Out of Fucks & Supporter of the Oxford Comma. And none of it was exciting because I could see it coming. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Book 10 is an exploration of memory. Buy The Confession by Spain, Jo (ISBN: 9781786488374) from Amazon's Book Store. The man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry as a horror-struck Julie watches, frozen by fear. Grown-Ass Woman. That horrifying pace was never maintained. If you like math, and really want to read this, I say go for it. The prose provided the reader with a vivid experience, an understanding of the characters at a base level. a really cracking read' BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown My Review: 5/5 – I need to find new words for GRIPPING because I don’t think “Gripping” does this book justice – The Confession by Jo Spain was not only gripping it was “riveting, thrilling, unputdownable and overall captivating throughout.” (Thank you Google for your help!). The Confession is a psychological thriller coming from Jo Spain, in January 2018. Change ), Mystery, Thriller & Horror Books, and True Crime. The Confession by Jo Spain is billed as a dark thriller, but it’s really more of a depressing autobiography of the main characters whose POVs we have to endure get to experience; how they got to that moment in 2012 when a banker is getting his head bashed in by a stranger with a golf club. Our cheap used books come with free delivery in the UK. Just an hour later the attacker, JP Carney, has handed himself in to the police. Find great deals for The Confession by Jo Spain. 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. JP – the attacker tells us his life story – warts and all, full of heartbreak and determination and how he finds himself confessing to attempted murder, but my favourite character is Alice Moody the policewoman in charge of this investigation – she was absolutely WONDERFUL and deserves her own book. The Confession has a brilliantly executed and well-paced plot. I really enjoyed this unusual and spiky thriller set in Dublin. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The book started with a BANG, the brutal murder of a man right in front of his wife. An unknown man suddenly appears in a couple’s living room and viciously beats the man with a golf club. YOU FIND OUT WHO DID IT ON THE VERY FIRST PAGE. book source: Crooked Lane Books via NetGalley in exchange for a review., Bleh, I have this one to read… your 3 knives are putting me off picking it up tho. This was boring as balls. Buy The Confession: The addictive number one bestseller By Jo Spain, in Very Good condition. HAHAHA just kidding (kind of.). The man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry as a horror-struck Julie watches, frozen by fear. © 2016 Compulsive Readers. Story Lover. The Confession by Jo Spain is a gripping psychological thriller that makes you question whether the confession of a crime on the first page is driven by a guilty conscience or whether it’s a calculated move in a deadly game. But Julie remains troubled. The story opens up with a violent crime and immediately … The “pathetic” aspect was probably honest and closer to the contemporary lane, but his “plan” required an evil streak. I’m in the minority with my opinion, and that’s fine. Late one night, a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. Annual Book Blogger Award WINNER for “Best Mystery/Thriller Blog” in 2019!! Civil discussion and opinions are welcome. Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. . Overview - You find out who did it on the very first page. If there is anything I am less interested in besides math, it’s finance and wall street type shit. Free delivery in Australia Read more here. Her favourite writers include Pierre LeMaitre, Fred Vargas, Louise Penny, Jo Nesbo, Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid, Karin Fossum and Agatha Christie.