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Confessions on the 7:45

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  1,990 ratings  ·  598 reviews
From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies and deceit.

Everyone has a secret… Now she knows yours.

Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat, and their connection is fa
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published October 6th 2020 by Park Row
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Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Enthralling, engrossing, and tangy, this is the kind of book that makes meeting responsibilities seem trivial.

So great was my compulsion to continue reading that I lost the better part of yesterday in a blur of pages.

Selena meets a stranger on her commute home and feels strangely compelled to overshare that she suspects her husband is cheating on her with their nanny, Geneva. Martha, likewise, overshares that she is sleeping with her married boss. When Geneva mysteriously disappears a few days
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
Selena Murphy has a husband who is cheating on her. Twice, in a week's time, she has caught him sleeping (not really sleeping, though) with the nanny. Her life is full of pressures and a husband who lost his job but won't find work and also won't take on full time care of the kids even though he's home all the time. Work, a long commute, a cheating husband, kids that want more from her than she can give, the constant feeling she needs to present a perfect life on her Facebook page, all these thi ...more
Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

I don’t know what or who is more twisted, this novel or the characters in it !! This is definitely one of those thrillers that is best read when you have a long chunk of time to settle into it. I personally found at least the first third of the book to be quite confusing. Without giving anything away I will just say that there are multiple characters, multiple identities of these characters and we are moving from past to present. Picking it up and putting it down definitely w
Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Well I must admit this is my first Lisa Unger book I have read...and it did not disappoint! A twisted little thriller that drew me in from the very first chapter!

You are late for your train, good thing there is another at 7:45. You board and it is crowded, but you are able to slip into the seat next to a friendly looking face that slides over for you. Then for some unknown reason the friendly face starts sharing her secrets with you. Then you tell her something that has been weighing on your min
Oct 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-suspense
I have been dying to hear the confessions that were made on the 7:45.
And, it was well worth the wait!

The train comes to a stop on the’s going to be awhile...

The beautiful woman sitting with you, strikes up a conversation.
She confesses that she has been sleeping with her boss, a married man.
Her name is Martha.

Selena feels like she should reciprocate.
What harm could come out of sharing a secret with a stranger?
She admits that she thinks that her husband is sleeping with their nanny
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
"Don't you ever wish your problems would take care of themselves?"

Uh, yea. I do. I really, really do.
But in the meantime, reading an incredibly good book will do the trick...and that's exactly what Confessions on the 7:45 incredibly good psychological suspense.

Twisty, smart, and well-written, this novel will definitely make a splash come October. Told from multiple narratives, primarily those of Selena, Anne, and Pearl, this story is cleverly woven into a very compelling
Sep 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4-5 stars

Selena Murphy realises her husband Graham is cheating yet again, this time with the nanny Geneva.. She’s had enough and one evening on the 7.45 train she unburdens to a stranger who reciprocates. This stranger is Martha. A few days later, Geneva disappears and Selena life gradually implodes. The story is told from several points of view which initially don’t seem to connect but do so very cleverly.

This is yet another edge of your seat thriller from Lisa Unger who I’m beginning to thin
Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
4+ stars!

A fast paced, gripping and suspenseful domestic thriller!

Selena starts chatting with the woman seated next to her on the train ride home from work one night. They chat with ease and gain comfort from one another as they share their personal stresses and struggles. Selena confides in the woman that she suspects her husband is sleeping with their nanny. Days later, Selena’s nanny doesn’t show up for work. She has disappeared and Selena’s conversation with the woman on the train weighs hea
A dark and unsettling thriller with multiple characters, which pulls you in immediately, and doesn't let up until the end!

When Selena meets a stranger on the 7:45 train home from work, she's already having a bad day! She finds herself confessing her suspicions about her husband having an affair with the nanny, after the stranger reveals that she's sleeping with her married boss. When the nanny then goes missing, Selena's seemingly insta-perfect life starts to unravel...


This book started off so
Michael David
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
After Selena’s workday runs long, all she wants to do when she catches the 7:45 train home is to relax and read the latest issue of People Weekly (which I can relate to. I love that magazine). However, the train is packed and she ends up sitting next to a woman named Martha. They start chatting, and Martha confides in Selena that she is sleeping with her boss. In return, Selena mentions that she thinks her husband is shagging the nanny. This is the first time she’s said it out loud...but Martha ...more
Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
If you haven't read this one, you need to hop on this fast track full of lies and deceit. This is one well-crafted entertaining story with exciting twists and turns.

After reading and loving Stranger Inside, I had some high expectations that I tried to leave behind before boarding this train of deceit. Well, not only were those expectations met, they were exceeded!

Confessions on the 7:45 is a clever, compelling, suspenseful story that explores the complexities of marriage while representing the
Jessica Kafka | JustReadingJess
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
Confessions on the 7:45 might be Lisa Unger's best book yet. I am a huge Lisa Unger fan and this book surpassed my expectations.

Confessions on the 7:45 had me on my edge of my seat from the first page. There is so much suspense, you will not want to put the book down. I love thrillers but a lot of them I either want more of the characters or more suspense, but this book was the perfect blend of both.

I recommend this book to all thriller fans especially Lisa Unger fans.

Thank you Edelweiss and
Runaway Train!

Five Clear the Track Stars.

Selena has discovered a secret about her marriage. As she contemplates her response, she meets a mystery woman on the late train home and it all unravels from there.

Bouncing timelines and many characters caused me to aid myself by taking notes to sort the connections. With multiple moving pieces, the lines are blurred and the plot fluid.

I LOVED all the loose ends and was practically gleeful while rearranging several theories as the book progressed. So f
Nilufer Ozmekik
Oct 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow! Heart throbbing, agitated story makes you jump on your couch and keep you in toes, biting rest of your pillows, spitting out the feathers!

Two stranger women on a train share their most intimate secrets: one of them is cheated by her husband as the other one is having an affair with a married man. They share vodka, a few laughs, their resentments, regrets and they say their goodbyes. As of them thinks their paths will never be crossed, the other one already starts planning their next encou
2.5 stars.
I thought the opening was strong and I was looking forward to an intense psychological thriller. I struggled with the story, not liking or connecting with any of the characters. Three of the cast essential to the plot had assumed identities, fake names and had unfortunate, tragic backgrounds. It took some concentration to keep everyone straight. The many twists and turns lessened the tension and suspense for me. The saying, "less is often more," preoccupied my mind while reading this.
Mandy White
Confessions on the 7:45 is such a clever, twisty psychological thriller. I had heard great things about it and was so keen to read it. I was not disappointed at all. It kept surprising me with it's twists and red herrings and I loved it. It was a little confusing in the beginning with alot of characters and points of view but once the pieces started to fall into place I could not put it down.

Selena Murphy misses her usual train home after a meeting runs over at work. When she gets on the 7:45 tr
Katie B
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This book was a great pick for a weekend read. I was looking for something that would allow me to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show and this book managed to deliver. I'll admit it is fairly easy to connect the dots in this one but in no way did that lessen my enjoyment as I had fun watching everything unfold.

I had read another book by this author awhile back and because I enjoyed it I decided to just dive right into this one without reading the publisher synopsis. I'm glad I cho
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Selena Murphy catches the late train home from work one day. She's had a long day and is tired from her job and worried about her family situation. Her husband lost his job some time ago and hasn't been very active at looking for a new one. He also doesn't help with the housework or the kids as they have a very good nanny who their two boys love. She's also worried that her husband is cheating on her again. Sitting next to a friendly stranger called Martha who confesses that she's been having an ...more
Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

I don’t know what or who is more twisted, this novel or the characters in it !! This is definitely one of those thrillers that is best read when you have a long chunk of time to settle into it. I personally found at least the first third of the book to be quite confusing. Without giving anything away I will just say that there are multiple characters, multiple identities of these characters and we are moving from past to present. Picking it up and putting it down definitely wo
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
”It’s Martha, by the way. From the train”

4,5 ⭐️

I’ve never read a Lisa Unger book before but, curiously, “Confessions on the 7:45” was one of my most anticipated reads this fall, both cover and synopsis calling to me like a siren’s song (as with And then there were none, all the Strangers on a train reimaginations always catch my attention). And it didn’t disappoint!

A couple of months ago I read “Let her be” and “The sleep tight motel” and found them to be so suspenseful and atmospheric (special
Larry H
Oct 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, blog-tour
Lisa Unger's Confessions on the 7:45 made me feel vindicated for not engaging people in conversation on public transportation. (I don't know about you, but I'm not one of those people who makes fast friends with people they sit next to on planes or trains. I just want to get where I'm going and read as much as possible, lol.)

What a crazy read this was!

Selena's had a hard day at work. But it's not the job that's the problem—she had been suspecting that her unemployed husband has been sleeping
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Selena’s business meeting ran late, and she missed her train. Sitting in her office for the extra hour before leaving for the 7:45 she turns on a nanny cam app and watches her husband, Graham, screwing the nanny, Geneva, on the floor of the children’s playroom. Hell yes, she’s pissed! But is she surprised? - No. Handsome charming (unemployed) Graham has a few flaws – all revolting. Successful professional Selena seems to have only one major flaw – standing by her man. Okay, two kids are a heavy ...more
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Everyone has a secret. Who would you trust with yours?"

Well, definitely not a complete stranger on a train who has "eyes like ice." Never a good idea ....

Seriously, though, this is another "must-read" for 2020! An addicting, compelling, twisty read that gripped me early on and kept me hooked until the last page. On Selena Murphy’s train home from work one night, a stranger named Martha strikes up a conversation with Selena and shares a confession - she’s having an affair with her boss. Feeling
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
This story was such a pleasant surprise for me. It drew me in right from the start and I just wanted to keep reading. As far as thrillers go, I can't remember the last time I was this invested in the characters and their storyline.

The story is told in multiple POVs and follows different timelines. The characters are complex, intriguing and very well-written. The pieces of the mystery are revealed slowly and there are things you can guess early on, but there are many dots to connect and you don'
Simone St. James
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So many twists and turns! Suspenseful and complex and tons of fun. I loved it.
Aug 27, 2020 rated it liked it
This book started off so well. I was intrigued by the beginning and it had me hooked. However, I predicted all of the twists and turns and I did enjoy how they played out but I just wanted more from it.
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a while since I sat and read a Lisa Unger novel and I am so glad I sat quietly in the sun reading this one for large periods of the day. I lose track of characters in novels at the best of times but this one is full of characters with multiple identities. I found myself flicking backwards and forewords to recap on parts of the book to get it clear in my mind. The good news though is that the book is well worth the trouble and a thoroughly good read.

Selena Murphy is travelling home on a trai
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a twisty little thriller that Lisa Unger has written my friends.

Let's meet Selena... she is late for her train and decides to take the 7:45. It's pretty crowded but she finds a seat next to a friendly face. The woman cuddles up next to Selena and starts sharing secrets. Soon enough Selena and this woman take turns sharing their dark secrets that have been on their minds. Selena leaves the train that night and doesn't think much of it....

Selena soon gets a text message a few days later from
Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Confessions on the 7:45 is Lisa Unger's latest novel and it is marvelous, the kind of thriller you start to read thinking, oh, just a few pages and before you know it, boom! it's hours later and you've finished an excellent psychological thriller. One of my favorite things about this was how the multiple povs were all there for a reason, all little snippets woven into a perfect life (that isn't, of course) explodes. And while I'm sure my heart was supposed to be with Stella, I was a huge Pearl f ...more
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
What is it about public transport that makes for such a great setting? Perhaps the weird and wonderful bunch of people you encounter? Lisa Unger has gone with the theme and used it as a great premise for her latest mystery, and I couldn’t resist it.

Striking up a conversation with a random stranger seems like a harmless thing to do, especially when the stranger initiates the conversation by telling you one of her own problems. In fact, it can be very cathartic to unburden yourself to someone you
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Lisa Unger is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author. With books published in twenty-six languages and millions of copies sold worldwide, she is widely regarded as a master of suspense. Her new release is CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45.

Unger’s critically acclaimed books have been named on “Best Book” lists from the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, People, Amazon, G

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