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    Jessie Burton

ISBN: 9781509886142

The Confession

by: Jessie Burton


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Jessie Burton’s 2014 debut The Miniaturist proved an instant word-of-mouth success with our booksellers, an enthusiasm that helped the novel toward both runaway success and celebrated as our Waterstones Book of the Year for 2014. The Muse followed in 2016 and now Burton has turned her talents to the worlds of children’s fiction with The Restless Girls, her inspired take on the Brothers Grimm.
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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.
‘Dazzlingly good, utterly engrossing . . . Without doubt one of the best novels of recent years’ Elizabeth Day, author of How To Fail

The sensational third novel from Jessie Burton, 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, The Confession is a luminous, powerful and deeply moving novel about secrets and storytelling, motherhood and friendship, and how we lose and find ourselves.


ISBN: 9781509886142
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 2019
Page Count: 464

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