Confession, Richard Freis

Mystery & Suspense, Thriller & Psychological Thriller

An intense and engrossing novel of psychological suspense set on the Mississippi Gulf Coast—and reminiscent of the darkly tangled familial relationships brought into prominence by Mississippi-born writer Tennessee Williams—Confession features protagonist George Burden, a distinguished attorney who finds himself at a crossroads as he approaches his 55th birthday. 

From outward appearances, it seems George is living an enviable life. But even with his devoted wife, affluent lifestyle, social prominence, successful career, and beautiful family, George is dogged by the worry that the choices he made were too easy and too safe.

His choice to begin an affair with Becca Talbot is anything but easy—and decidedly unsafe. A young woman who works in his law firm, Becca is a divorcee with a five-year-old son—and younger than George’s youngest daughter. But for George, the affair is far more than just physical: he falls deeply in love with Becca. During one passionate noon encounter at a local hotel, George announces that he wants to leave his wife and asks Becca to marry him. When Becca rejects his proposal, George becomes enraged, and when he later sees Becca with an unknown young man, he becomes obsessed with convincing Becca to marry him—and demystifying the ambiguities of Becca’s life.

But that quest will lead George down a precarious path. Lust, jealousy, rage, and envy are on a collision course—and even in the present day, George’s past begins to bubble to the surface. When a violent confrontation ensues, George will not only learn the truth about Becca, he will learn the truth about himself. Might some secrets best be kept secret?

Confession is a thrilling novel that will excite readers from start to finish thanks to the captivating story that takes the reader on a terrifying but breathtaking journey. Confession for me was an engrossing read that enthralled me from the very first page to the very last; I struggled to put this book down because I desperately wanted to know what was going to happen to the novels memorable characters and I felt this way thanks to the author’s incredible writing that compelled me to read. Richard Freis is a talented and well-accomplished author, and his novel Confession is an engrossing piece of literature with a riveting plot and many memorable characters and moments. Already I have to recommend this novel for you lovely readers to read, but if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about the incredible Confession!

Confession is an exceptional novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel, George Burden and will take the reader to the Mississipi Gulf Coast. It is here that the reader will learn more about George and will learn that he leads a life many would envy. Well, that is what people think looking in on his life, with his ‘affulent lifestyle’ ‘successful career’ and a loving wife but the reality is far from this. Instead, as George approaches his 55th birthday, he worries about his life and the choices he has made and so he begins an affair with Becca Talbot. Becca works for George and is divorced with a young child, and she is young… even younger than his youngest daughter! However despite this, as their passionate love affair continues, he falls madly and deeply in love with Becca. George, not wanting to keep his feelings to himself no more, decides to ask Becca to marry him and tells her he will leave his wife.

You can imagine George’s shock when Becca declines and starts seeing a younger man. This leads George down a dark road, and he becomes obsessed with Becca and will do anything to make her marry him, and this book lovers is the premise of the twisty turny thriller that is Confession.

The tale of Confession is gripping, glorious, and let’s not forget breath-taking. This novel truly did astound me with its captivating narration and thrilling plotline in which many twists and turns occur. As well as it being a great, gritty thriller, it is also a unique, diverse one which is unlike your typical thriller and I have to say that I adored this because I was getting very tired of reading the same old thrillers so thank you Richard Freis for writing a thriller that is fresh, exciting and gripping!

Richard Freis is a talented author; there is no question about this. Freis’s writing keeps the reader on the edge of their seat; his suspense-filled book reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies; there is a constant feeling of trepidation and a continuous sense of “what is going to happen next?” as I read this book. I was enthralled because this is how thriller books should be! I was thinking, “yes, finally I have found another great suspense-filled book” so thank you, Freis, for writing a genuinely captivating and memorable story that will hook thriller addicts.

Freis can only be described as a talented, accomplished writer who knows what a reader wants in a great thriller. As I read Confession I read every sentence slowly so that I could absorb all of the novel’s information; I truly felt if I was there amongst the drama and it made for an immersive reading experience. Freis is an excellent writer who is well accomplished in the thriller genre; his work astounded me from the very beginning thanks to his original plot, as well as his compelling characters that in turn made me invest in the story even more.

To conclude my thoughts on the thrilling novel that is Confession, I would say if you are bored with the same old thriller cliches then take a chance with this gem because you will not be disappointed. It has everything you would want in a great novel, and that is spine-tingling good content, dynamic, memorable characters and a brilliant author. This wonderful book gets five stars from me! Please do have a read of the preview below book lovers; you won’t regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Confession. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

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