Jo Spain has worked as a party advisor on the economy in the Irish parliament. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller. The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland. Joanne lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.
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Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller, The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland. Jo co-wrote the ground-breaking television series Taken Down, which first broadcast in Ireland in 2018. She's now working on multiple European television projects. Jo lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.
I loved this twisty slice of domestic noir * Claire McGowan, author of Blood Tide * Jo Spain is such a talent. The Confession had me in its thrall from the first page, revealing the dark side of the Celtic Tiger * Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill * An absolute cracker of a book, compulsive, deviously plotted and intense - I will be recommending this to everyone * Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner * Loved it! Fabulous characters, superbly written, twists, turns & ends with a punch * Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake * The Confession is jaw-dropping. Clever. Addictive. Beautifully drawn characters. Masterful storytelling * Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks * Here is my confession: I've never read Jo Spain before but now I'll be buying all of her books. The Confession is brutal and brilliant * Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle * A dizzying tale of lives falling apart that has you addicted from the very first page. I found it impossible to put down, so desperate was I to get to the truth * Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend * A clever novel . . . gradually exposing a chilling history of dysfunctional families * Sunday Times * I can't praise The Confession enough. Brilliant writing, great story . . . a really cracking read * BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and Bring Me Back * An intriguing Rubik's Cube of a book that kept me turning the pages to get to the truth. So well plotted and beautifully written. I absolutely loved it * Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver * A clever and unusual premise . . . punchy and energetic . . . a brilliant hook and rapid-fire ride * Irish Independent * A contender for the most arresting opening paragraph of the year . . . This is crime fiction for grown-ups, taking its time to explore the ins and outs of human psychology * Sunday Express * This gripping novel is more of a whydunnit than a whodunnit * Best * A scathing overview of the Celtic Tiger years . . . [a] vivid portrait of a fascinating monster * Irish Times * Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision * JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before * A clever novel . . . gradually exposing a chilling history of dysfunctional families * Sunday Times * Brilliantly crafted . . . each piece of the puzzle is gradually put together and keeps you gripped until the end * Prima * Takes a sharp look at Ireland's wealth divide and questions just how tolerant of difference Irish society really is * Irish Independent * A brilliantly dark tale * Mail on Sunday * Spain's blackly comic touch pulls us through a brilliantly dark tale * Daily Mail * Refreshing and... full of twists * The Express * Fabulous . . . Clever, pacey, compulsive * Sunday Mirror * A stunning read, and Jo's protagonist has very firmly planted himself as a leading Irish fictional detective * Woman's Way * Engrossing * Sunday Times *
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