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Giorno di confessione

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,322 Ratings  ·  88 Reviews
Harry Addison, brillante avvocato di Los Angeles, trova sulla segreteria telefonica una disperata richiesta di aiuto da parte di suo fratello Danny, sacerdote in Vaticano. Il giorno dopo Danny viene brutalmente assassinato. Proprio in quei giorni Roma è sconvolta dall'attentato in cui ha perso la vita un alto prelato, il cardinale Rosario Parma. Contemporaneamente in Cina ...more
Paperback, 513 pages
Published October 2001 by SuperPocket (first published 1998)
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Bill Thibadeau
Jan 20, 2013 Bill Thibadeau rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first time reading Allan Folsom so I had no previous exposure to him or reviews by others. When I started to write this review at Amazon, I was very surprised to see that the reviews were almost evenly spaced on each of the five star ratings. I found myself questioning how to write a fair review but here goes.

I found the story to be interesting right from the start but then I enjoy stories about the sins of the Catholic church. I found the book to be a page turner. I really did not w
Mister Jones
Aug 04, 2009 Mister Jones rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Where's a good editor when you need one? Because one was really needed.
Days of Confession just lags; the characters are not that well-developed or convincing. On top of that, the inaccuracy about the water being poisoned as an act of sabotage was just plain hilarious. Any idiot whose lived or even visited China knows that the surest way to experience bowel contractions is to drink the water straight from the tap. That's why they boil it if they drink it! But why should that inaccuracy stop you?
Michael Llewellyn
Folsom’s short chapters (probably due to his television and screenwriting background) make for an amazingly fast read, fortunate for wrangling this overlong (566pp), overbaked thriller involving another wildly convoluted scramble for world domination. This time the bad guy is the Vatican’s second-in-command, one Cardinal Palestrina, who (get this) believes he’s the reincarnation of Alexander the Great, without the gay aspect of course. If that’s not woo-woo enough, the good cardinal plans to rea ...more
Annette McIntyre
Starts out twisty with too many points of view from different characters, but ties up into a nice neat plot calculated to keep you on the edge of your seat turning pages to see how they all get out of trouble
Apr 01, 2010 Chuck rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Cardinal is assassinated in Rome; another priest is
accused. A complicated plot. Foreboding atmosphere.
Dec 20, 2012 Tony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Allan Folsom- Day of Confession 3.75 Stars

The Cardinal Vicar of Rome has just been assassinated and Harry Addison’s brother has been listed as the number one suspect. Harry Addison in Los Angeles, got a concerning message on his answering machine from his brother whom he hasn’t spoken to in many years, right before finding out that his brother was killed in a bus explosion. Rushing to Italy to bring his brother’s body home, he finds himself being treated as a suspect in the whole plot. Throwing
Jan 05, 2011 Jazz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Folsom is a very talented writer. He causes a wide range of emotions to surge in the reader, from fear, to concern, to that spine-tingling feeling of suspense when you really have no idea what will happen. Most of all I felt a lot of sympathy and empathy for many of the characters, especially those innocent folks who are dragged into this horrible conspiratorial web and who you wish the best outcome for, but know that not everyone can be saved. Perhaps that is what I find different about Folsom’ ...more
Sep 21, 2012 Carlos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Allan Folsom es un escritor norteamericano que se hizo un nombre en el apartado de los thrillers con su novela The day After Tomorrow, la cual dicen los conocedores que es excelente, yo no la he leído aun. Pero conociendo esa “garra” que tienen algunos escritores no tuve mas remedio que comprar este libro que prometía mucho y que es el segundo de este escritor. Day of Confession (Warner Vision, 1998, 667pp, $8.00USD). Definitivamente es un placer leer en inglés por lo barato que sale, ¿que libro ...more
Nov 09, 2013 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 14, 2014 Denise rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
Este libro me recordó mucho la novela de Thomas Gifford, Assassini. Sin embargo el ritmo que lleva ésta novela de Allan Folsom es mucho más vertiginoso lo cual hace la lectura mucho más emocionante. En ésta novela Harry Addison, abogado Norte Americano viaja a Italia después de recibir una extraña llamada de su hermano Daniel, sacerdote del Vaticano, y enterarse de que está muerto. Al viajar a Italia para recuperar el cuerpo de su hermano y debido a diversas circunstancias se descubre inmerso en ...more
Fredrick Danysh
Harry Addison gets a strange call from his brother in Rome. A cardinal is assassinated during the Pope's birthday celebration. Harry's brother is on a tourist bus when a bomb explodes on it. Harry needs to find out who and why priests like his brother are being killed.
Jun 20, 2014 Kitty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Only two female characters, both with sex on their minds - hm... Other than that, it was fun and sometimes a page-turner. Interesting plot line about China.
Yasmin Spicer
Jun 09, 2015 Yasmin Spicer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first try at a crime fiction novel. definately written by a white male. despite this the story was enjoyable, fast paced, if a little predictable.
Aug 18, 2015 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not too bad, very Dan Brown-esque but the twist at the end wasn't really earth-shattering, just interesting. A nice, easy read.
Oct 11, 2009 Kerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of intrigue and well developed characters. Most of the action takes place in Rome and I enjoyed the reminders of places I had been, especially in the Vatican. Not certain that all the places described actually exist, they are interesting however and add to the story. It's a great 'who done it' with a lot of twists and turns that will keep you connected and engaged.
I like the story within the story and think being reminded that realtionships are one of the most important things in life only
Oct 21, 2014 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gutter Dwarf Hercules, China Lake Poison very fast paced a very good read just a bit strange. Rated 8 of 10
Jean Vasey
Enjoyable...not as good as some of his other books..but a page-turner, none-the-less!
Karen morsecode
Day of Confession is another one of the inside-the-Catholic-church conspiracy thrillers. I liked the book overall, particularly how layered its plot is, but I'm not sure it's one that I would have chosen to read had it been in traditional book form.

The one thing that I found most interesting is that the two biggest villains both suffered from some sort of mental illness. I'm not sure if Folsom is using that instability to justify their actions. Is he trying to imply that people can't be evil by
Saqib Khan
Apr 21, 2014 Saqib Khan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Page turner set in Rome on the same style as Dan' Brown's work.
Nancy Blades
Jan 30, 2016 Nancy Blades rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
well researched and written; excellently crafted
Connie Mollo
Exciting but very similar to Day After Tomorrow.
Jun 13, 2015 Claire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book, one to keep and read again.
Dudley Smith
Jan 25, 2016 Dudley Smith rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Appalling, apart from Pepe the dwarf
Naya Hafez
Feb 11, 2016 Naya Hafez rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
More than ........ boring
Jan 09, 2015 Trina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Detail overload. Just dragged on and on. FINALLY finished it.
Apr 01, 2010 Leela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Day of Confession is a tale of duty, brotherhood, courage and misguided ambition. A confession from a senior member of Holy See shatters the life of Father Danny Addison in Vatican. A panicked phone call from his brother has the same effect of Harry Addison in L.A. A disgruntled employee in Eastern China is about to set into motion a sequence of events that have the potential to impact the balance of power around the world.
An interesting read with vivid detail about Italian countryside and Vati
Jun 29, 2008 Joe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this to be a quick read due, in large part, to the short chapters(163) and the exciting plot and writing style. The only draw back is the large number of characters that are conveniently listed in the front and a source I had to constantly check to know who was who. BUT, that did not really detract from a very good story with a lot of twists and turns. If you like a good fast-paced mystry, "Day of Confession" is for you.
Charlie Newfell
Interesting concept, but falls short in a couple of aspects. The settings (mostly Italy) are described in detail and are well-done. You get a real sense of place. The main characters fall short however. What are they really like? The two main characters are really never fully fleshed out...neither are any of the other characters really. Just shells. The story (although completely unrealistic) is still told well.
Brian Hinderman
Jan 08, 2014 Brian Hinderman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Suprised at how much I enjoyed this, due to the subject matter. I was a little hesitant. So glad I decided to pick it up. Another good one from Mr Folsom.
Nancy Hartill
Mar 21, 2013 Nancy Hartill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an edge of your seat thriller. I've read several books on Vatican conspiracies, but this is at the top of the list. If you've been to Italy, you'll relish in all your favorite haunts in Rome as well as Assissi, Milan, and Lake Como. I really enjoyed reading this and will look for another book by Folsom. I couldn't put it down!
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Until the international success of THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, Allan Folsom was a jobbing screen writer, contributing to such series as Hart to Hart. He lived in Santa Barbara with his wife, an artist, and their young daughter. Mr. Folsom died of complications of melanoma.
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