Confessions on the 7:45

Confessions on the 7:45

A Novel

Book - 2020
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"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."
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Park Row Books, [2020]
ISBN: 9780778310150
0778310159
Branch Call Number: FIC UNGER, L.
Characteristics: 368 pages ; 24 cm

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becker
Feb 16, 2021

A page turner and a fast easy read.

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Alpha_zzz
Feb 03, 2021

I always think that if an author can make you have strong emotions for the characters - good or bad - that that’s a sign of good writing. However, the characters in this story were hard to like, all of them. They all seemingly had more problems than the average person, so in that respect, it was fairly unbelievable. The development of each of the characters was clever in the sense that just about everybody was interconnected, so that took some good writing skills.
All in all, I would say this was simply an average read.

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crimsonpetal
Feb 03, 2021

Lisa Unger always writes entertaining novels. This one was predictable, but I enjoyed watching the author weave the seemingly unrelated threads together.

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readinJC
Jan 23, 2021

Lots of hype for this title had me looking forward to an exhilarating read!

Not so much. I found the main character, Selena, totally unreal, but maybe some people are like that? Overall, disappointing cast of people, unbelievable events and actions, but I plodded through to the predictable end.

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2greyts
Jan 11, 2021

Complicated and engaging, this book screams “what happens next?”

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Dec 21, 2020

Lots of unpredictable twists and turns make this an entertaining read for fans of the genre.

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Katie_Dublin
Oct 18, 2020

Disappointing. Had potential, but ultimately the most predictable "thriller" I have ever read. Would not recommend.

DCLadults Oct 07, 2020

A New & Noteworthy staff pick 2020. Ready for a riveting psychological thriller that begins with a chance encounter on a commuter train and shows why you should never, ever make conversation with strangers? This is it.

JCLPiepieB Oct 05, 2020

An exhilarating novel that sweeps you up and leaves you breathless. Lisa Unger's usual standard of suspense, thrills, and "Holy cow what did I just read?!" I loved it!

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darladoodles
Sep 27, 2020

Discovering infidelity is like watching a bomb rip into a building. Selena catches her husband in the act on the nanny cam -- with the nanny. She finds herself confiding in a stranger on the train and feels a tenuous connection with this "Martha." It will come back to haunt her in ways she does not expect. Full of twists and turns, this new thriller from Lisa Unger was a thought-provoking page turner. While there are some deplorable husbands in the book, there are also men treating the women and children in their lives with honor and dignity. The contrast makes the cheaters look even more tawdry in comparison. This book also gives us an inside look into the methods of a con artist and I found that to be quite enlightening. Definitely will be recommending this title to library patrons this fall.

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