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Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger

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Book Summary

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.


Condition: New

Hardcover, Published October 6, 2020 by Park Row Books

ISBN: 0778310159



4 reviews for Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger

  1. Amy

    This was my first book from this author and it didn’t disappoint! I loved all of the povs, I think it really worked for this book, even though I did get confused a little at first. It didn’t take long for me to catch on though and just needed to sit back and enjoy. Yes, some was predictable, lots of books are, but luckily it didn’t make me enjoy it any less. Also, there were a few things I didn’t see coming so I think it evened out and made it for a solid thriller!

  2. Chandra

    I have a soft spot for a good con, confessions to strangers and a convoluted past. You know how when you make a friendship bracelet you take a few different colors and then weave them together until they make this beautiful piece of jewelry that you tie off and give to a friend? That’s kind of what this book felt like. Each color a different layer and then it all ties together at the end. And that friend is ME! OH geezuz, I just compared a psychological thriller to a friendship bracelet. Um….

    This is my fifth Unger and I always look forward to her reads. My all time favorite is still The Red Hunter followed closely by Ink and Bone…. and now Confessions on the 7:45 is right here with them. I loved getting all the different POVs. At one point I thought it was going to be a little difficult keeping track of everything but then…. *light bulb*… I GET IT. Tricky, Tricky…. 😉

    Here’s the thing, I think some readers are going to think it got just a little bit too convoluted and it possibly did but personally, I was here for it. I really liked how it all came together and while one particular character had questionable morals, I truly grew to get her. There were definite moments where I said outloud, “WHAT?” Wasn’t expecting that! I did feel there were a couple repetitive moments which were unnecessary but overall, two snaps and neck wring for this thriller!

    Takeaways: Be careful about confessing to strangers on a train, always keep your phone fully charged and never get a person to the point where they have nothing to lose.

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  3. KC

    Confession time, this was my first Lisa Unger book, but also one of my most anticipated fall books, I am happy to report that this one did not disappoint!

    I think this is another one of those books that is best to go in blind. I know this is on many of your lists already so I would hate to ruin it for any of you. I went in blind, and the book turned out to be very different then I thought going into it. I was able to guess a couple things, but many things I did not. I loved the multiple POVs in this book, and didn’t have a hard time following them. This was really well written, I finished it in just over 24 hours, and I also can not wait to pick up another book from Lisa Unger

  4. Blondethrillerbooklover (verified owner)

    Selena sees her husband having sex with the nanny on the on the hidden camera installed in the playroom.
    She is furious but conficted about confronting her husband- she’s worried about what will happen with her children.
    On the way home, the train stalls and she has a conversation with the beautiful woman seated next to her.
    She confesses to the stranger what she suspects about her husband. The stranger confesses her own secret.
    Days later, the nanny disappears. Selena’s life turns upside down. She receives a text message from the mysterious stranger from the train, unsure how she obtained her phone number.
    The mystery deepens, the police are breathing down Selena and her husband’s necks.
    Who was the woman on the train?
    I did figure this story out early on, but I still really enjoyed it. It is unrealistic to expect to be shocked or blown away by every book. There are only so many plotlines in the world. Sometimes you just have to enjoy the experience of the story. This one was written really well and I enjoyed it. Definitely grab a copy.

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