Jessie Burton’s name has been on every reader’s lips since her bestselling debut novel, The Miniaturist propelled her onto the literary stage. She has since won countless awards and gained high acclaim – now she’s back with The Confession.
This is a luminous, powerful and deeply moving novel about secrets and storytelling, motherhood and friendship, and how we lose and find ourselves, a story of inter-generational friendships, women searching for themselves. Drawing from her three nuanced female protagonists and their experiences, Jessie Burton explores lies and secrets as the key to our most fascinating personal stories, as well as the crucial role of storytelling in reconstructing our past and building our history.
“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.