Confess to Me (Paperback)
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A wickedly gripping thriller about family secrets, infatuation and the lies we bury to protect ourselves from the author of She Lies Close.
"Somewhere between Ozark and Sharp Objects, there is Sharon Doering’s Confess to Me… you won’t put this one down” – Samantha Downing
"Wow! Doering delivers spellbinding plot twists… I loved every moment spent with this story!" – Wendy Walker
“A truly menacing tale delivered one elegant twist at a time. You don't devour this book – it devours you." – P. J. Vernon
Heather Hornne is going home.
Haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her family, Heather finds herself back in Hunther, Wisconsin after twenty years running from it.
She returns to finally put the past to rest, but uncovers another tragedy and finds herself in the beguiling grip of a young woman who knows more of her family secrets than Heather does.
To survive this homecoming, Heather must piece together a toxic history that she long tried to forget.
About the Author
Sharon Doering lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Marc, their three kids, and a peculiarly civilized dog, Indy.
In her other life, she was a science professor, a biotech stock analyst, and a xenotransplantation researcher. She has also been a good waitress, a mediocre bartender, and a terrible maid.
Sharon is working on her next novel.
"A well-spun plot... the storytelling is confident"
“Little shivers of dread tingle as Doering lays on sinister layers of shocks and surprises.”
Peterborough Telegraph Review
"Somewhere between Ozark and Sharp Objects, there is Doering’s Confess to Me. This book has everything—small town, family secrets, wild animals—and it’s all blended together into one tense, irresistible story. Get settled in for a long night of reading, because you won’t put this one down."
– Samantha Downing, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife
"Doering has done it again! Raw, dark, and explosive, Confess to Me is an alluring and engrossing tale of revenge and redemption."
– Jeneva Rose, bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage
"Step by masterful step, Sharon Doering takes readers on a creepy, mind-bending journey through past trauma and present secrets. She skillfully creates characters whose darkest thoughts mirror our own, and every word is woven with sinister foreboding. Genius twists and winding paths lead to a shocking ending you won't see coming. A chilling read!"
– Samantha M. Bailey, USA Today and bestselling author of Woman on the Edge
"Wow! The characters in Confess to Me jump right off the page. Doering writes with exceptional authenticity and imagination, delivering spellbinding plot twists in this small town psychological thriller. I loved every moment spent with this story!"
– Wendy Walker, bestselling author of Don't Look for Me
"Brilliant, vicious, and wildly compulsive, Confess to Me is a masterpiece of a thriller. Through stunning prose and an almost unbearable sense of dread, Doering delivers a truly menacing tale one elegant twist at a time. You don't devour this book – it devours you."
– P. J. Vernon, author of When You Find Me
“A truly unusual thriller, both in its delightful authorial voice, and in its exciting, surprising and insightful plot.”
Morning Star Review
"A deftly plotted, page-turning tale"
Criminal Element Review
"Unsettling and unexpected, a thriller that will subvert your expectations at every turn... definitely worth the read"
The Crime Review
PRAISE FOR SHE LIES CLOSE
"Every curve, every twist takes you further down the rabbit hole. Sharon Doering has written a crackling debut that should be on your 2020 list!"
– Samantha Downing, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It
"I am gasping for breath–what a terrific book. She Lies Close is a masterclass in voice, a psychological tour de force, and one of the most original stories I've ever read. Doering's talent leads the reader on a page-turning non-stop obsessive journey–but also skillfully weaves in true emotion and laugh out dark loud humor. Do not miss this!"
– Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The First to Lie
“Dark, searing, and raw... an ending that will shake you to your core.”
– Samantha M. Bailey, bestselling author of Woman on the Edge
"Packed with chills, and an unexpected ending that readers won’t see coming, Sharon Doering’s fast-paced, tension-filled debut makes her a writer to watch."
– Joanna Schaffhausen, author of The Vanishing Season
"Vivid storytelling at a breathtaking pace."
- Alice Blanchard, award-winning author of A Breath After Drowning
"A perfect mixture of chilling suspense and twisting family secrets... an astonishing debut"
– Jamie Freveletti, bestselling and award-winning author of the Emma Caldridge series, Robert Ludlum's The Janus Reprisal and The Geneva Strategy
"Doering's fascinating and unforgettable characters surprise at every twist and turn."
– Sophie Littlefield,bestselling author of A Bad Day for Sorry and The Missing Place
"'The perfect blend of dark writing, gripping characters and gasping twists that will keep you reading late into the night. Sharon Doering has knocked it out of the park."
– Sherri Smith, author of Follow Me Down
"You'll be trying to both savor every word and turn the page as fast as possible! It's a remarkable debut that should not be missed!"
– JENEVA ROSE, author of The Perfect Marriage
"A fast-paced, taut, psychological mind-bender, that hits all the right notes. Sharon Doering has crafted a truly impressive debut that’s guaranteed to make her a writer to read for years to come."
– DJ PALMER, USA Today bestselling author of Saving Meghan and The New Husband
"Scrupulously plotted with one of the most memorable protagonists I've read, SHE LIES CLOSE is a live wire of a debut."
– MARY KUBICA, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs.
"A chilling twister of a thriller. A remarkable debut."
– LISA UNGER, New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger Inside
"A darkly comedic psychological thriller."
– Foreword Magazine
"Very interesting and well-thought-out thriller"