Today, I’m so happy to be a tour stop on the blog tour for Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger. Thank you Park Rowe Books for inviting me to participate.
Title: Confessions on the 7:45
Author: Lisa Unger
Published: October 2020, Park Row Books
Format: ARC E-copy, 315 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publisher
From master of
suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter
that unravels a stunning web of lies and deceit.
Everyone has a secret… Now she knows yours.
Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls
out on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a beautiful
stranger in the next seat, and their connection is fast and easy. The
woman introduces herself as Martha and confesses that she’s been stuck
in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects
her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at
Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet
But days later, Selena’s nanny disappears.
Selena finds her once-perfect life upended. As she is pulled into the
mystery of the missing nanny, and as the fractures in her marriage grow
deeper, Selena begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is
hardly prepared for what she’ll discover.
Expertly plotted and reminiscent of the timeless classic Strangers on a Train, Confessions on the 7:45 is a gripping thriller about the delicate facades we create around our lives.
My thoughts: I have long been a fan of Lisa Unger, ever since reading Fragile a few years back. I love that her books are dark and twisty and that you think you know what it going on, but you could not be more wrong.
This book completely grabbed me right from the get-go and never let up. I read this in one day, unable to walk away from it because I needed to know what the heck was happening. There is such a craziness to this book, a subtle cat and mouse game going on, but at the same time, there are all these characters and if you are anything like me, you are trying to work out how they all connect. The twists and surprises that sneak up are what kept me glued to this book and hard as I tried, I just couldn’t work out how they all connected but when it is finally revealed…WOW! I loved it and it all made so much sense!
I loved the complex characters that Lisa Unger created. You can’t help but want to know more about them and whether they are good or bad, you just need to see what happens next to them. And I loved how many secrets each of the characters had. The deeper into the book we get, the more secrets we come to find these characters have been hiding. That old adage really is true, you never really know someone as well as you think you do.
This book is so twisted and addicting. It is completely binge-worthy and one that takes you on quite a ride. I highly recommend adding it to your fall reading list and will certainly be recommending it to all my thriller-loving friends.
About the author: Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of eighteen novels, including CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45 (Oct. 2020). With millions of readers worldwide and books published in twenty-six languages, Unger is widely regarded as a master of suspense. Her critically acclaimed books have been voted “Best of the Year” or top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, IndieBound and others. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Travel+Leisure. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family.