Saturday, November 7, 2020

Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger

Title:  Confessions on the 7:45
Author: Lisa Unger
Publisher: Harper Collins | Park Row
Release Date: October 6th 2020

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

Everyone has a secret… Now she knows yours.

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

Unpopular opinion ahead!!!!!!

I didn't feel like this novel delivers in comparison to the hype. Confession on the 7:45 had good parts but some other ones that were not so good. 

Maybe my problem was that I guessed E.V.E.R.Y. single twist they threw at me. It was way too easy.

So what is the story about?

Thanks to a nanny cam, Selena Murphy has found out her husband, Graham has been cheating with her with the children's nanny, Geneva, at least on two separate occasions (What a huge cliche you might say).

Selena has been the sole breadwinner since her husband was laid off. She wishes she could spend more time with her kids and for her husband to find a job but instead he is betraying her. Selena is angry and sometimes she feels like she hates him. 

When she takes the 7:45 train. She sits next to a woman, Martha and they start talking. Martha confesses she is currently involved with a married man and she doesn’t know what to do next. Selena confides that she believes her husband is cheating. A confession she’ll come to regret when she starts getting texts from Martha wanting to meet again and when the police come knocking because the nanny has disappeared. 

What happened to the nanny? Does Martha have to do something with her disappearance? 

Confessions on the 7:45 has multiple narrators and timelines. Most of the characters are unreliable and unbelievable to me,  yet I did like Annie the best. Geneva and Selena were not too bad either.

Some of the situations that brought Pearl and Gracie together were too far fetched for me to believe them.

Like I said in the beginning, I'm in the minority. 

Cliffhanger; no 

3/5 Fangs 

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