The Confession Jo Spain No preview available - 2018. He claims he did not know the identity of his victim but the Detectives can not help wondering if this really was a random attack of violence. A little later, John Paul Carney covered in blood, hands himself in at the police station, confessing to killing Harry whilst experiencing a psychotic episode. It gives us a picture of Ireland with its growth as a Celtic Tiger, built on shifting and corrupt sands leading to an economic and banking collapse, a state that bailed out the banks whilst ordinary people paid the price. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller.The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland.Jo co-wrote the ground-breaking TV series Taken Down which first broadcast in Ireland in 2018. Only an hour has passed and the attacker, JP Carney, has already handed himself in to the police, confessing to his crime. The Confession had me in its thrall from the first page, revealing the dark side of the Celtic Tiger.” —Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill “I loved this twisty slice of domestic noir.” —Claire McGowan, author of Blood Tide Personally, I had a hard time getting into the book and I grew more and more frustrated with both the story and the characters. The book started with a BANG, the brutal murder of a man right in front of his wife. As a child of the ‘80s, my main exposure to…, Librarian Josie Way moved to small-town Oregon to lay low. By Spain, Jo. We are made by history.” So, this January, as we celebrate Martin Luther King... Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. Instead of a whodunit, I was given a whydunit, as there was no question about either the identity of the perpetrator or the victim. The Confession: An addictive psychological thriller with shocking twists and turns by Jo Spain. I’m always pleased when I see such expert narrative skill on display. Clever. Nije dostupno Jo Spain Confession 129,00 kn . And is Carney's surrender driven by a guilty conscience or is his confession a calculated move in a deadly game? Check out this great listen on Audible.com. WOW...Jo Spain is fantastic at keeping the twists and turns coming. The Confession had me in its thrall from the first page, revealing the dark side of the Celtic Tiger Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill I loved this twisty slice of domestic noir. If you really want to read this book, then do it. Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced Banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie.The man starts bashing Harry`s skull in with a golf club while Julie watches frozen by fear. There are just so many blurbs I read that could literally be swapped out and put in the place of loads of others. I have been a fan of P.J. A man walks into the home of a disgraced banker and his wife, Julie. Required fields are marked *. Killers lurk within Denmark’s health system in this second…. Well, I most certainly need to thank my Goodreads pal. Twisty, dark,…, The Butterfly House by Katrine Engberg is the second book in the Korner and Werner series, set in Denmark, where Detectives Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner race to solve a series of sordid murders linked to some of the most vulnerable patients in a Danish hospital. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "ac6a47616ee9a819472c55c21948fb6a" );document.getElementById("f8f2fdf14a").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 3 Comments on The Confession by Jo Spain. Then, I read the prologue and all that went out the window. At one point, Julie delightfully compares Alice’s coming like the T-Rex in Jurassic Park, the water in the glass by her bedside shaking with each of Alice’s plodding treads up the stairs. Honestly, I had kind of a hard time with it. I'm in the minority when it comes to my opinion of this book. She is particularly famous for creating the character of Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds. I felt The Confession was an easy across-the-pond relation to the plays Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sweet Bird of Youth, and Suddenly Last Summer. The Confession – Jo Spain Hello and welcome to my stop on The Confession blog tour. Her first book, With Our Blessing, was a finalist in the 2015 Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller. The Confession is another ground- breaking thrilling from Jo Spain that will keep you enthralled from beginning to the end. Welcome back. The motif of hidden truths, especially those of Julie—the distraught widow and substantially the main character—is ever-present in Suddenly Last Summer, Williams’s one-act play about a mother trying to keep a version of the truth from the public no matter what the consequences. RRP: $19.99; ... Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision' JP Delaney, author of The Girl BeforeLate one night a man walks into the ... is really the guilty one? The Confession is her first to feature DS Alice Moody. The Confession’s JP Carney has the same spirit of Chance Wayne in Sweet Bird of Youth, both of them redemptive nurturers who can’t escape their own pasts. Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. 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. Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. I skimmed half the book just to get to the twist in the story, but they left me cold. So why are DC Alice Moody’s alarm bells ringing that there is more to the story than it first seems? The attacker then hands himself into the police. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Confession by Jo Spain (2018, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Grab a copy and start reading here Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. As soon as I read the description of this book I knew I had to read it. As it happens, Harry is not dead, but he is in a coma and the prognosis is not good. This is the first book I’ve actually read by Jo Spain although I have been collecting her DI Tom Reynolds series and I shall be making even more effort to get to those sooner rather than later. I had this book sitting on my kindle for sometime before I got round to reading it but was well worth waiting for. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller, The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland.Jo co-wrote the ground-breaking television series Taken Down, which first broadcast in Ireland in 2018. She lives in Dublin with her husband and four children. Spain and Williams share similar sensibilities, writing about social class, love, cheating, lying, and longing. The Confession was anything but simple, but it was a refreshing change—a meta-narrative—as surprising and pleasant as thinking you had opened up a bottle of cold chardonnay only to find out it’s champagne. Buy The Confession by Spain, Jo (ISBN: 9781786488374) from Amazon's Book Store. The Confession by Jo Spain My rating: 3 of 5 stars Recently published! Told in multiple first-person points of view, we experience The Confession through the voices of Alice Moody, Julie McNamara, and JP Carney. It’s getting harder and harder to find a book with something original, a uniqueness that sets it apart from its counterparts, but I had a feeling after reading the description of The Confession that this would provide something new. The Confession Jo Spain No preview available - 2019. I skimmed half the book just to get to the twist in the story, but they left me cold. She lives in Dublin with her husband and four children. Jo Spain writes a dark and twisted psychological thriller that is truly compelling and gripping. Spain falls just short of creating a parody and instead gives literary birth to a vibrant character I’m sure we’ll see in further books. He whispers something into his ear before giving himself up to the police and confessing to the assault – whydunit? The little petty lies. ON THE LAST PAGE, YOU’LL FIND OUT WHY. What a beginning and that ending as well.... speechless really.! Harry and his wife, Julie, are watching TV, thinking they have got away with it, when a stranger appears in their living room with a golf club. (Thank you Google for your help!). The Confession by Jo Spain is a rip roaring psychological thriller with a very unique and original premise - you find out who did it on the first page and on the last page you find out why, the rest of the plot in between focuses on the unravelling of what actually happened and surrounding circumstances. The story opens up with a violent crime and immediately … By Jo Jan 5, 2018 Dec 29, 2017. What appears to be an open-and-shut case—a perpetrator, a victim, a witness, and a confession—is anything but in this mesmerizing thriller from Irish author Spain (With Our Blessing and three Količina. Grab a copy and start reading here The man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry as a horror-struck Julie watches, frozen by fear. Her debut book, With Our Blessing, was listed among the top 10 bestsellers. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. When I decided to review The Confession by Jo Spain, it was merely because I wanted to read a simple police procedural that would take me through a crime in a well-articulated, step-by-step narrative. The Confession : Jo Spain : 9781974975648 We use cookies to … A suspenseful thriller that grabs you from the start and doesn’t let go! Free shipping for many products! Harry and his wife, Julie, are watching TV, thinking they have got away with it, when a. Jo Spain writes a dark and twisted psychological thriller that is truly compelling and gripping. Late one night, a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. And when the man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry, a horror-struck Julie, frozen by fear, watches her husband die. 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." The Confession is a book to watch in 2018, a psychological thriller with a difference – you find out who commits the crime on the first page and why it’s committed on the last. It covers some of the financial history that we have lived through as well which you’ll appreciate (maybe wrong choice of word, but you know what I mean!) I had The Confession by Jo Spain on my Kindle app, so it helped me to get through those nail-biting hours. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Her first book, With Our Blessing, was a finalist in the 2015 Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller. Many elements of The Confession, especially her characters, were reminiscent of the plays of American playwright Tennessee Williams. I’d been reading long, complicated novels and wanted something simple and refreshing. 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. Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. Then, of course, I dove back in because I had to know why—and the story keeps you wondering why until the very end. by Quercus. A thoroughly brilliant, page turning, tense and exceptional psychological thriller that is definitely 100% GRIPPING. The story opens up with a violent crime and immediately … It is an Irish tale of marital disharmony, dysfunctional families and murder. Your email address will not be published. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-confession-jo-spain/1126007791 The Confession (Book) : Spain, Jo : "Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. The Confession – Jo Spain Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. The story follows three individuals; the banker, his spouse and his murderer. Spain is the vice-chair of business body InterTrade Ireland and a parliamentary assistant. Spain's blackly comic touch pulls us through a brilliantly dark tale - … The man launches an unspeakable attack on Harry as a horror struck Julie watches., frozen with fear. Throughout The Confession, Jo Spain drops narrative gems that gleamed perfection: Each one is an incremental peek behind the curtains of the characters that is their past; each glimpse brings the reader closer to the reason why. The breathtaking debut psychological thriller from bestselling author Jo Spain. Australia & New Zealand have wide release also. So moving on in the “Ones to Watch in 2018” feature we have Jo Spain’s “The Confession” her first psychological thriller and with any luck for us readers, not her last. A large, tight-knit family will do that for you. Just an hour later the attacker, JP Carney, has […] “All of us have our secrets, don’t we? Seems straight forward enough. He then hands himself over to police and confesses to the crime, claiming it was a random act of violence. Read more. Not familiar with class warfare or the politics of my cousin nation, I was familiar with the people with which Spain populated her novel. Investigating officer, DS Alice Moody is not convinced of his story. The Confession Jo Spain No preview available - 2019. The Confession had me in its thrall from the first page, revealing the dark side of the Celtic Tiger - Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill. Hmm what to say about this book? Buy The Confession: The addictive number one bestseller by Spain, Jo (ISBN: 9781786488367) from Amazon's Book Store. Investigating officer, DS Alice Moody is not convinced of his story. The motifs of greed, mendacity, and sexual desire that bolster the foundation and walls of the Hot Tin Roof are personified in The Confession’s McNamara, husband and victim in Spain’s carefully constructed narrative pillory. Robert B. Parker’s Someone to Watch Over Me by Ace Atkins is the latest thriller featuring the legendary Boston PI, where Spenser and his young protégé, Mattie Sullivan, take on billionaire money manager running a network of underaged girls for his rich and powerful clients. Jo, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, writes TV screenplays full-time. The Confession (2018) Hardcover Paperback Kindle: Dirty Little Secrets (2019) Hardcover Paperback Kindle: Jo Spain is a bestselling Irish writer of mystery, crime, and fiction books. 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