Confessions on the 7:45: A Novel

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“Intricate and nuanced—on par with the best top-flight psychological suspense.” —L.A. Times


From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies.

Selena Murphy is commuting home on the train when she strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat. The woman introduces herself as Martha and soon 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.

Then the nanny disappears.

As Selena is pulled into the mystery of what happened, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, she begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover…

Don't miss The New Couple in 5B, Lisa Unger's newest psychological thriller about a couple that inherits an apartment with a truly chilling past.

Looking for more spine-tingling thrillers? Check out these other titles by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger:
  • Under My Skin
  • The Stranger Inside
  • Last Girl Ghosted
  • Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six
  • The New Couple in 5B (coming March 2024!)

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37 reviews
Annamay G
May 13, 2024
This was a good good story. Got a bit confused now and then since most of the characters had several names. But a good story about the people. A real 'what the hell' tale. I really enjoyed this one and recommend it for anyone who likes murder and mayhem.
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Linda Strong
October 6, 2020
Two women meet on a train. When the train stalls on the tracks, Selena and Martha begin a conversation. Martha confesses to having an affair with a married man and, in turn, Selena tells her about watching her husband and the nanny having a fling while she watches them on the nanny cam that they know nothing about. Once the train moves again and reaches its destination, the two women part, not knowing that will meet again. Not coincidentally, it's just days later that Selena's nanny disappears. Did someone 'fix' her problem ... like Martha from the train? Did Selena's husband have something to do with her disappearance? No body has been found, no ransom note ... she's just gone. Selena finds herself in the middle of a conundrum and the deeper she digs for answers, the more questions she has. And she's not near prepared for what she will eventually discover. I have read many of this author's books ... and she has yet to disappoint me. Each new book seems better than the last and I always look forward to what she'll have for the reader next. The plot is intricate and complex. The characters are deftly drawn, solid within the varied twists and turns that seem to never stop. The suspense begins on the very first page and holds steady until the unexpected, surprising conclusion. It's an increasingly fast-paced suspense starting on the very first page and holding steady to the unexpected, surprising conclusion. Many thanks to the author / Harlequin - Park Row / Netgalley for the digital copy of this psychological thriller/ crime fiction. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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Kim Buchan
March 31, 2023
The 2nd book by this author & I really enjoyed both! Good twists & turns, hard to put down.
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About the author

Lisa Unger is a NYT and internationally bestselling author. Her books are published in 32 languages, with millions of copies sold worldwide. In 2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations, an honor held by only a few writers including Agatha Christie. Her work has been named on "Best Book" lists from Today, People, GMA, EW, Amazon, IndieBound and many others. She has written for the NYT, WSJ, NPR, and Travel+Leisure. She lives in Florida with her family.

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