Wednesday, June 16, 2021

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger


From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies.

Selena Murphy is commuting home on the train when she strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat. The woman introduces herself as Martha and soon 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.

Then the nanny disappears.

As Selena is pulled into the mystery of what happened, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, she begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover…

Momma Says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐
Confessions on the 7:45 is touted as a thriller, and I suppose it could be called a domestic thriller, but it felt more like a drama to me. It does have a certain tension, and Unger does know her stuff when it comes to atmosphere, but this one was entirely too predictable. There wasn't a single twist that surprised me, There were also a few too many points of view. Some were necessary, but some just felt like filler and slowed things down. It's those lags in the story that bother me the most. Lisa Unger clearly has talent, and there were elements here that were great, including the character development of the main players in this game. I just would've liked some actual suspense in the story, something to catch me off guard. I did keep reading, and I didn't skim (even though I wanted to once or twice), so it's safe to say that I was interested in how things would come out for Selena and Pearl and Pop and Graham... I'm sure you get my point. There were things I liked and things I didn't, but the book was worth the read., so I landed somewhere in the middle.

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