Today I'm on the blog tour for fantastic read The Confession by Jo Spain* which is an incredible read and one I couldn't put down!
"Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. The man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry as a horror-struck Julie watches, frozen by fear. It looks like Harry's many sins - corruption, greed, betrayal - have finally caught up with him.
An hour later the intruder, JP Carney, hands himself in, confessing to the assault. The police have a victim, a suspect in custody and an eye-witness account, but Julie remains troubled.
Has Carney's surrender really been driven by a guilty conscience or is this confession the first calculated move in a deadly game?"
Once you start reading you just won't want to put this book down! It's fast paced and twisty and the story is told from the viewpoints of Harry, Julie and JP Carney.
A man unknown to either Harry or Julie enters their house and brutally attacks Harry. There seems to be no motive, no reason. Julie finds herself frozen in shock and is unable to comprehend what's happening.
What's really strange is that the attacker hands himself in to the police claiming he doesn't know the McNamaras or understand why he'd do something like this. The psychiatrists believe he wasn't responsible and he's placed in a mental institution rather than prison.
We learn how Harry and Julie met, about their fairytale wedding and the darker and more heartbreaking sides to their married life and his ruthless working life, he'd recently been cleared of financial misconduct during the Celtic Tiger years in a high profile case.
Alice Moody the policewoman in charge of the investigation doesn't believe things can be as clear cut as they seem and vows to get the truth. She believes both Julie and JP Carney are hiding the truth from her.
It's a story of secrets, lies and heartbreak with plenty of twists, turns and connections which had me guessing until the very last page. I absolutely loved it.
*complimentary - kindle copy sent by the publisher via netgalley