Confessions

Confessions

HER PUPILS KILLED HER DAUGHTER. NOW, SHE WILL HAVE HER REVENGE. After calling off her engagement in wake of a tragic revelation, Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation. But first she has one last lectur HER PUPILS KILLED HER DAUGHTER. NOW, SHE WILL HAVE HER REVENGE. After calling off her engagement in wake o...

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Title:Confessions
Author:Kanae Minato
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:告白
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:235 pages pages

Confessions Reviews

  • karen
    Jul 25, 2014
    this book is delivered in a stark and barebones prose, but the story itself is surprisingly convoluted and intricate. the first chapter is told in the form of a lecture as a teacher addresses her class with what appears to be a series of anecdotal non sequiturs about the new milk pr...
  • Sara
    Sep 11, 2020
    If there's one thing I'm taking away from this book, it's that kids can be sadistic little bastards, just like adults. When Yuko Moriguchi's daughter is found drowned at the school she works at, she knows it isn't the accident the police think it is. Not on...
  • Trudi
    Mar 29, 2014
    If the plethora of J-horror coming out of Japan the last 15 years hasn't convinced you of the country's own unique brand of crazy pants in the best, most entertaining way, then this book will. And there's a movie! Which I now have to hunt down. Because crazy pants,...
  • Jokoloyo
    May 08, 2016
    This novel is an unreliable multiple first person POV epistolary thriller debut novel(view spoiler)[well, there are 2 chapters that are not epistolary-like (hide spoiler)] . The theme of the book is REVENGE. Lately I have been reading mystery/thriller by Japanese authors. These stor...
  • Barbara
    Jun 06, 2016
    3.5 stars Yuko Moriguchi, a middle-school teacher in Japan, tells her class that she's resigning from her job. Moriguchi goes on to say her decision is related to the recent death of her four-year-old daughter, Manami, who drowned in a nearby swimming pool. Authoriti...
  • Dem
    Sep 20, 2014
    , Her pupils murdered her daughter, she will have her revenge......................... That was as much as I need to know about this novel in order for it to engage my interest. Firstly I would never have come across this book if it wasn't for a friend here on Good read...
  • Dianne
    Aug 27, 2017
    Good revenge novel told from different characters' perspectives. I had a feeling I knew who would have the ultimate revenge, I just wasn't sure how exactly it would be enacted. The narration style is very matter-of-fact, with an almost offhand and unemotional tone. If you...
  • Lisa
    Jul 22, 2014
    Talk about twists! This book has 'LISA' written all over it: super Japanese and out-there, and every little detail fits together to make a complete picture that only becomes clear at the very end. Each chapter is told by a different character. They basically re-tell the st...
  • Carol
    Dec 16, 2014
    I enjoy Japanese mysteries. They are mostly puzzles to solve. This one was an ingenious revenge novel full of unlikable characters, twisted familial relationships and a bang-up surprise ending. ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Sep 20, 2014
    Several of my Good read friends have read this, they rated it highly and their reviews were so enticing that I had to read this sooner, rather than later. So glad I did, this book was brilliant. Reminds me of the line, " the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." ...
  • Susan
    May 28, 2016
    I came across this book by accident, when I read a review on Goodreads. It intrigued me enough to download it and I was immediately hooked. The novel begins with a teacher telling her students that she is resigning from middle school. A single mother to a four year old daughter, her st...
  • Matt
    Jul 07, 2018
    Needing a quick book to fill my time before ending a holiday, I turned to Kanae Minato?s debut thriller that spins a murderous tale from many perspectives. Yuko Moriguchi has chosen to retire from teaching after her young daughter drowned in a pool. As a single mother, the death hit ...
  • Sarah
    Feb 10, 2017
    4.5 Stars. THIS BOOK! This is a book I would recommend to everyone! The twists and the turns were incredible. Nearly every twist and turn knocked me off my feet and that is SO rare as I predict so many twists in thrillers and mystery books. This book should really have the success ...
  • Kaora
    May 07, 2015
    I do not want to be a saint. Confessions is a dark and twisted tale of revenge. When Yuko Moriguchi's four year old daughter, Manami is found dead on the school grounds where she works she weaves a final tale for her class about the real events of that day, concluding with the ...
  • Katie
    Mar 04, 2020
    After hearing from others in the Year of Horror Book Club who also recently read this, I do wish I had listened to this as an audiobook. Although I was fascinated by the story I struggled because of the writing style. Possibly down the road I will listen to this to give it another shot...
  • L A i N E Y
    Jul 21, 2020
    Insidiously vicious. What a riveting opening and explosive ending! (view spoiler)[Pun appropriately intended. (hide spoiler)] The whole first part (of six) is just so gripping to the point where I can easily see myself totally go pass my stop if I was listening on my commute. The m...
  • Rohit Enghakat
    May 19, 2018
    A fabulous thriller. I came across this book on Goodreads when I read someone's review. I had read Keigo Higashino's "Devotion of Suspect X". From then on I was hooked to Japanese thrillers which are so underrated as compared to English and American ones. This i...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Apr 04, 2019
    This book was FUCKED. Oh my GOD. I read a fair amount of dark and twisty things, but this went above and beyond anything I've ever read before. I audibly gasped twice while reading it. Jfc I'm honestly still too shook to write a coherent review so in short: this book was fuck...
  • Lisa
    Sep 20, 2014
    This is the story of the death of a 4 year old girl that was not an accident. It follows the repercussions / revenge of all the major characters involved and everyone gets their say via various mediums inc. lecture, letter, diary, confession, will... I LOVED the style of ...
  • Carol
    Jun 07, 2017
    Brilliantly constructed, but pointless. I'm disappointed given the volume of buzz and strong recommendations for this novel. Still, Confessions is original and offers a sterling and surprising ending. Brilliantly constructed, but pointless. I'm disappointed given the volume of...
  • Apoorva
    Feb 28, 2019
    ?Confessions? revolves around the revenge plot contrived by a middle school teacher Yuko Moriguchi. Her four-year daughter Manami accidentally dies on the school grounds but on further investigation, she learns it wasn?t an accident. Heartbroken, she decides to resign but during ...
  • Mary  Carrasco
    Dec 11, 2018
    Confessions was a strange, dark tale that drew me in rather quickly. It was disturbing but I was intrigued enough throughout. The characters elicited sympathy even though at times, I found them repulsive too. There were times when the story felt slightly redundant due to the same event...
  • Asghar Abbas
    May 24, 2016
    Vincent McMorrow's Wicked Games done with, it's over I know you didn't want it to be finished but it's done. Button pressed, Thrice's Black Honey playing in the background; swelling up nicely filling the space that's far from empty, we good? One now, one...
  • scar
    Jan 22, 2020
    whew, this was really good. an extremely enjoyable, twisted read. i loved how all the chapters were different and told in various ways and perspectives. the story was pretty dark and mostly set in a school, which i obviously adored. it also wasn't overly long, just about 230 pages...
  • Crumb
    Mar 13, 2019
    Dark, Gritty, & 1000% Disturbing... And what does this mean to me? Perfection ...
  • Michelle
    May 03, 2016
    This was my first foray into Japanese fiction and it will not be last. I am now in LOVE with Japanese crime fiction and mysteries and I keep adding more to my bookshelves. I. Could. Not. Put. This. Book. Down. It is so perfect in every way. For me, I think this is one of the mo...
  • Erin (from Long Island, NY)
    Aug 28, 2019
    This was really interesting!! It reminded me of just some really good straight-up story telling. Each of the 6 parts were equally mesmerizing- a different person telling their experience of their part in the situation. I think it was a huge advantage to not know who you were gonna hear...
  • Meike
    Dec 24, 2020
    English: Confessions This is certainly a fun, thrilling pageturner, but subtle it is not. The novel tells the story of a teacher, a single mother, whose young daughter is killed by two underage students - and her intricate revenge. What makes this text fun to read is its construction...
  • Divine Anas
    Apr 27, 2020
    As Alain de Botton once said: "We are, all of us, beautifully crazy or, to put it in gentler terms, fascinatingly unbalanced. Our childhoods, even the apparently benign ones, leave us no option but to be anything else...There is always a logic and there is always a history...
  • Barbie
    Sep 23, 2020
    My thoughts in a nutshell Honestly, I didn't think I would like this book. I don't usually read horror by Asian authors. I don't have any problem with them just I haven't met an interesting one. Until now... Kanae Minato is a brilliant mind. This story is s...