Book Review: Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger
I belong to several book related groups on Facebook, and Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger was recommended by another member. When I read the synopsis on Goodreads.com, I was immediately intrigued and purchased the ebook version from Barnes and Noble Booksellers. At first, I wasn't sure I would like the book, but I persisted, and I am so glad I did. The further I got into the story, the better it got, and I absolutely ended up falling in love with this novel, so much so that I want a sequel.
The story was told from various different perspectives, and at first, I wasn't sure how they all connected to one another. It definitely kept the story twisting and turning, which I loved because I definitely didn't have a clue how it was going to turn out. The one thing to keep in mind if you plan on reading this book is that it switches back and forth between the present day and the past. At first, this threw me for a loop.
Characters were very well developed in my opinion, even the children in the book were evolved, which was a nice change to see. There were characters that I loved and felt emotionally attached to. And, of course, there others that I despised and wanted them to get their just dessert. Furthermore, the writing was superb. My heart pounded in all the right places and broke where it was supposed to.
I've seen several people compare Confessions on the 7:45 to the novel Strangers on a Train. I haven't read the latter, but it definitely makes me want to read it so I can make a comparison and form my own opinion. There's nothing bad I can really say about this book. I gave it five out of five stars, and I plan on reading more books written by Lisa Unger.
If you liked Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger, you may like Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris.