Confessions on the 7:45: A Novel Audio CD – Unabridged, 6 October 2020
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- Publisher : Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (6 October 2020)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1799935418
- ISBN-13 : 978-1799935414
- Dimensions : 13.34 x 1.27 x 17.15 cm
- Customer Reviews:
"Confessions on the 7:45 is a masterclass in storytelling. The pacing, the characters, and the story are all pitch-perfect. This is an unforgettable novel."-- "Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author"
"A stellar work of psychological suspense--rich, deep, and full of surprises. Lisa Unger grabs you, pulls you in, and keeps you guessing. Read it!"-- "Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author"
"A taut, beautifully written novel. What elevates Lisa Unger's psychological thriller to a new level are her shrewd insights into the dynamics of a seemingly ideal marriage."-- "Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times bestselling author"
"I raced through Confessions on the 7:45, completely absorbed in the mystery and intrigue of the story as it kept me guessing. Compelling, dark, twisty, and a definite must-read."-- "Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend"
"Lisa Unger expertly unravels the layers of mystery and deceit at the heart of this chilling thriller. A gripping, haunting story that kept me guessing until the very end."-- "Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author"
"Unger takes you deep into the minds of psychopaths, and while you wouldn't want to live there, what wild, creepy places they are to visit. Unger is at the top of her game here."-- "Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author"
About the Author
Lisa Unger is an award-winning internationally bestselling author. Her novels have sold over two million copies and have been translated into twenty-six languages.
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Striking up a conversation with a random stranger seems like a harmless thing to do, especially when the stranger initiates the conversation by telling you one of her own problems. In fact, it can be very cathartic to unburden yourself to someone you will most likely never meet again. This is what Selena Murphy is thinking when she meets a mysterious beautiful stranger on a train, and both women unburden themselves of their current life stresses. For Selena, it’s the knowledge that her husband has been sleeping with their nanny. She caught them in flagrante on the nanny cam, but is now unsure of what to do about it. Should she confront him? Sack the nanny? Ask for a divorce? Maybe the girl will just disappear, the stranger tells her, and with her all of Selena’s problems will simply go away. Which is a pleasant fantasy, until the nanny doesn’t turn up for work the next morning, and the police come knocking on Selena’s door ....
Lisa Unger is an author who knows how to create suspense from everyday situations, and she did a great job here. If you think that oversharing to a complete stranger is a strange premise, then you have never sat on a 20-hour international flight next to a slightly intoxicated weepy stranger who has decided to use you as an agony aunt (I now wear headphones when travelling alone, though I might be missing out on some great stories). Initially rolling out in four separate POVs, the story gained momentum with the disappearance of the nanny and Selena’s ever growing panic at her disintegrating once-comfortable life. The one thing I loved most about this book was that each and every character ended up surprising me, just when I thought I had them all worked out and put in their little stereotypical box. I read a lot of thrillers, and it takes a bit to blindside me, so this was a very pleasant turn of events.
CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45 (great title, BTW) will appeal to readers who enjoy making up wild and wonderful theories as to which one of the bunch of flawed characters in the story is lying – or do they all have something to hide? You will need to read it to find out. Refreshingly free of predictable stereotypes, this mystery was as compulsive as it was entertaining, even though I am glad that none of those people are in my life. With an innocent conversation between strangers on a train starting off an avalanche of terrible events, this could happen to any of us – or could it? Hasn’t your mother ever warned you about talking to strangers? Maybe Selena should have heeded that bit of advice.
Selena Murphy misses her usual train home after a meeting runs over at work. When she gets on the 7:45 train she meets Martha and the women get talking. They end up sharing their secrets - Selena that she suspects her husband is cheating with the nanny and Martha that she is sleeping with her boss. She thinks that is the end of it but it is only the beginning. She confronts her husband and realises that her marriage is on very shaky ground. And a few days later the nanny, Geneva, goes missing. Selena's world is about to implode very quickly.
This book has it all, blackmail, cheating spouse, ex boyfriends, con artists - never a dull moment. You won't believe how this all plays out.
The many initial stories coming together towards the end in a satisfying conclusion with great hope for all the characters to go forward with their lives
Top reviews from other countries
💭: This book made me a little bit angry at times because I hate hearing about cheating partners. Almost every single male character in this book is portrayed as a monster, which irritated me. There were no a-ha moments with this thriller; you can work out quite easily what is going on. I was guilty of wanting to race through this one so I can start the next book on my pile!