In 2014, Jessie Burton exchanged a career on the stage for writing and produced an instant smash-hit of a debut. Set in 17th century Amsterdam, The Miniaturist proved an instant word-of-mouth success with our booksellers, an enthusiasm that helped the novel toward both runaway success and celebrated as our Waterstones Book of the Year for 2014. The Muse followed in 2016 and now Burton has turned her talents to the worlds of children’s fiction with The Restless Girls, her take on the Brothers Grimm, reimagined for a more enlightened and inspiring time.
The third novel from the inordinately talented Jessie Burton glides elegantly through the Los Angeles of the 1980s and the present day, spinning a hypnotic tale of mystery and motherhood around a reclusive writer and her insecure protégée. The Confession is another singular triumph from one of the finest new prose writers of the past decade