“Confessions on the 7:45 is full of drama, heat, and relentless tension. Multiple questions quickly surface and are gradually answered. Most I had figured out somewhere before their revelation, but others caught me completely by surprise. The characters’ stories interweave in complex and clever ways. And few of the characters are who they seem to be. And all invite a mixture of emotions and reactions as we learn more about them, ranging from disgust to pity, fear to understanding, tenderness to loathing. Unger has a talent for suspense, keeping me listening late into the night - not my norm!”
Nancy, Raven Book Store
“[A] taut, beautifully-written novel.” —Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Anonymous Girl
From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies and deceit.
Be careful to whom 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 gripping thriller about the delicate facades we create around our lives.