Book Review: I Confess by Alex Barclay

August 13, 2019 Book review 3 ★★★★½

I confess that I’ve never read an Alex Barclay book before. But now I have and I’ve seen the light. I’m a believer in her ability to spin a great yarn, and determined to read more of her back catalogue soon.

Thanks to HarperCollins for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book Review: I Confess by Alex BarclayI Confess by Alex Barclay
Published by HarperCollins on 22 Aug 2019
Genres: Crime, Friendship, Psychological, Suspense
Format: Paperback
Source: Received from Publisher
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They won’t all live to tell the tale...

An addictive and twisty standalone psychological thriller from the bestselling Alex Barclay.

Seven friends. One killer. No escape...

A group of childhood friends are reunited at a luxury inn on a remote west coast peninsula in Ireland. But as a storm builds outside, the dark events that marred their childhoods threaten to resurface.

And when a body is discovered, the group faces a shocking realisation: a killer is among them, and not everyone will escape with their lives...

!@#$ CRIME Murder Mystery Page-Turner

My Thoughts on I Confess by Alex Barclay

So yes, wow! That was one intricate plot, and I’m still thinking about just how it all pieces together. It feels like a very complex jigsaw and it’s not till you lay down the last piece, and then stand back to see the full picture, that you realise how every single piece was vital.

It’s tells of a group of childhood friends reunited at a luxury inn that one of them owns. But so many secrets lurk in their past and this weekend they surface and everyone is forced to confront and own the part that played.

Even when I finished the book, my mind still lingered over the characters and all that they had gone through.

I strongly recommend this if you like fast-paced, occasionally funny, often dark, layered plots. Or if you just want a cracking read! Fans of Jo Spain and Patricia Gibney should also enjoy.

Rating Report
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Overall: four-stars

About Alex Barclay

Alex Barclay is the author of several bestselling thrillers. She studied journalism in college, and went on to work as a journalist and copywriter before writing her first novel, Darkhouse, a Sunday TimesTop Ten bestseller featuring NYPD detective Joe Lucchesi. This was followed by a sequel, The Caller.

Alex won the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award at the Irish Book Awards for her third novel, Blood Runs Cold, which was the beginning of the Special Agent Ren Bryce series. Since then, Ren has featured in Time of Death, and Alex’s most recent novel, Blood Loss.


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