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The Confession (Hardback)
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Hardback 464 Pages / Published: 19/09/2019
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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.

The sensational new novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse.

One winter's afternoon on Hampstead Heath in 1980, Elise Morceau meets Constance Holden and quickly falls under her spell. Connie is bold and alluring, a successful writer whose novel is being turned into a major Hollywood film. Elise follows Connie to LA, a city of strange dreams and swimming pools and late-night gatherings of glamorous people. But whilst Connie thrives on the heat and electricity of this new world where everyone is reaching for the stars and no one is telling the truth, Elise finds herself floundering. When she overhears a conversation at a party that turns everything on its head, Elise makes an impulsive decision that will change her life forever.

Three decades later, Rose Simmons is seeking answers about her mother, who disappeared when she was a baby. Having learned that the last person to see her was Constance Holden, a reclusive novelist who withdrew from public life at the peak of her fame, Rose is drawn to the door of Connie's imposing house in search of a confession . . .

From the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse, this is a luminous, powerful and deeply moving novel about secrets and storytelling, motherhood and friendship, and how we lose and find ourselves.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509886142
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


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Dazzlingly good. The Confession is that rare thing: an utterly engrossing novel which asks big questions without ever once losing sight of the storyteller's need to entertain and move. I turned the final pages in tears and I know already I shall return to it again and again. Without doubt one of the best novels of recent years -- Elizabeth Day, author of The Party and How to Fail
I haven't enjoyed a book so much in a long time . . . I lost myself in the story, not wanting to come up for air. A bold, intelligent, wonderful novel -- Sarah Winman, author of Tin Man
Burton is asking important questions in The Confession - questions about motherhood, art and creativity, love, friendship - and in doing this, she has created three utterly fascinating characters. Connie, Elise, and Rose are complicated; complex in ways that women are so rarely allowed to be in literature, demanding that their stories be heard. This is a beautiful novel and one that will stay with me for a very long time -- Louise O'Neill, author of Only Ever Yours
Her best yet, I'm dazzled by it . . . it's ambitious and courageous in its scope and I was thrilled and emboldened. The Confession is clever, assured and compelling and I am deeply jealous of every reader who has it all ahead of them -- Daisy Buchanan, author of The Sisterhood

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“Lies, secrets and love....”

Jessie Burton is acclaimed for creating stories of complex characters and their relationships with each other.
Confessions is set in two time lines, the 80’s and now, and switches between them to tell the story of... More

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“'How much did I want for a book to come into my heart.....'”

What would you do if one day, when visiting your dad he mentioned someone from your past with whom you thought all was lost and you would never see again?
This is the big question that changes Roses life forever in... More

“The Confession”

I’ve been lucky enough to receive an advanced reading copy of Burton’s new novel and I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The story flowed from beginning to end without ever feeling rushed or... More

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