The Confession

Jessie Burton

When Elise Morceau meets the writer Constance Holden, she quickly falls under her spell. Connie is sophisticated, bold and alluring - everything Elise feels she is not. She follows Connie to LA, but in this city of strange dreams and razzle-dazzle, Elise feels even more out of her depth and makes an impulsive decision that will change her life forever. Three decades later, Rose Simmons is trying to uncover the story of her mother, who disappeared when she was a baby. Having learned that the last person to see her was a now reclusive novelist, Rose finds herself at the door of Constance Holden's house in search of a confession.


One winter’s afternoon in 1980 a young woman meets an older writer and quickly falls under her spell. The writer, Connie, is famous; her successful novel is being made into a major Hollywood film. Young Elise accompanies Connie to L.A.

Thirty years later Elise’s daughter, Rose, seeks answers about her missing mother. Posing as a secretary she tricks Connie into revealing hidden secrets. A really fabulous read.

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