Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Review: Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger (Blog Tour)

About the Book

Author: Lisa Unger
ISBN:    9780778310150  
Publication Date: October 6, 2020
Publisher: Park Row Books


Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Unger returns with her best novel yet. Reminiscent of the classic Strangers on a Train, Confessions on the 7:45 is a riveting psychological thriller that begins with a chance encounter on a commuter train and shows why you should never, ever make conversation with strangers.

Be careful who you tell your darkest secrets...

Selena 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 again.

But days later, Selena's nanny disappears.

Soon 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 stunning web of lies and deceit, and a gripping thriller about the delicate facades we create around our lives.

My Review

Selena Murphy thought she had the perfect life - a husband, two sons and a successful career, but things aren’t always as they seem.  One evening during her commute home on a train, the train stalls.  With extra time on her hands, she confides in the stranger sitting next to her.  Selena admits she suspects her husband of sleeping with their nanny.  Once the train ride is over, the women goes their separate ways.  Not long after, the nanny vanishes.

As the police investigate the nanny’s disappearance, Selena learns of shocking secrets that could turn her family upside down.

This is a captivating story that kept me engrossed to the end.  I guessed a few things but I couldn’t quite figure out how it all fit together.  This book is one big jigsaw puzzle and I enjoyed figuring out how the pieces were all connected.

I never read this author before, but I heard so many good things.  Now I know why.  This is a fast-paced classic mystery story filled with a wide array of characters.  This suspenseful book kept me up late at night until I got all my answers.


FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.


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 showGood Morning AmericaEntertainment WeeklyAmazonIndieBound and others. Her essays have appeared in The New York TimesWall Street JournalNPR, and Travel+Leisure. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family.


Author Website: https://lisaunger.com/ 
TWITTER: @lisaunger
FB: @authorlisaunger  
Insta: @launger
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18445.Lisa_Unger


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