Confession (Blood Secrets Series #2 and Prequel to the Cassidy & Spenser Series)

Confession (Blood Secrets Series #2 and Prequel to the Cassidy & Spenser Series)

by Carey Baldwin

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For fans of Allison Brennan and Karen Rose comes Carey Baldwin, a daring new name in suspense, with the story of a serial killer out for blood—and the only woman who can stop his reign of terror.

They say the Santa Fe Saint comes to save your soul—by taking your life.

Newly minted psychiatrist Faith Clancy gets the shock of her life when her first patient confesses to the grisly Saint murders. By law Faith's compelled to notify the authorities, but is her patient really the Saint? Or will she contribute to more death by turning the wrong man over to the police?

Faith is going to need all her wits and the help of a powerful adversary, Luke Jericho, if she's to unravel the truth. But she doesn't realize she's about to become an unwitting pawn in a serial killer's diabolical game. For once he's finished with Faith, she'll become his next victim.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062314109
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Series: Blood Secrets Series , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 102,274
File size: 643 KB

About the Author

CAREY BALDWIN is a mild-mannered doctor by day and an award-winning author of edgy suspense by night. She holds two doctoral degrees, one in medicine and one in psychology. A USA Today bestselling author, she loves reading and writing stories that keep you off balance and on the edge of your seat. Carey lives in the southwestern United States with her amazing family. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and chasing wildflowers. Carey loves to hear from readers so please visit her at, on Facebook, or Twitter

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Confession 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
PubGirl More than 1 year ago
Carey Baldwin was a new author to me when I picked up this book, but I have to say: she's on the keeper shelf and I'll be looking for more from her. I won't give anything away, but this is an extremely well-written story that flies. I loved the romantic undertones and creepy vibes throughout. If you love fast-paced, thoughtful, surprising thrillers, this one's definitely for you. 
ABookishGirlBlog More than 1 year ago
Was totally not expecting that! Wow! I am probably going to have a difficult time writing this review because I absolutely don’t want to give anything away. I hope that doesn’t sound to weird but I want you to suck in your breath when I did and think “oh no he didn’t” at the same part I did, hope that makes some semblance of sense right now, but definitely after you read Confession you will get why I didn’t want to over-share. However, there are a few things I can tell you without messing up the surprise to much! I found that Confession held my interest throughout pretty much the entire story, except for two or three minor parts that seemed a bit redundant to me. It is hard to write a story about a serial killer because there are lots out there and it is hard not to sound cliche, but I found this particular story to be well thought out and basically psychologically terrifying for pretty much the whole book. If you want a good scare you need look no further than Confession.
MonicaFMF More than 1 year ago
Dr Faith Clancy just wants to set up her new psychiatry practice. She never imagined she'd become involved in the Santa Fe Saint serial killer case. A delightfully winding mystery narrative that is at times contains creepiness, passion, romance, and drama fill this story's pages for a multi-leveled tale yet not overly complex. Relatively fast paced action sequences add flair and emotion to the characters and plot. Characters are authentic, varied, compassionate, intelligent, and flawed. Overall, an exciting read.
ArcticMama More than 1 year ago
O to the M to the G I don't even know where to begin with fantastic creepy-lishes thriller. This is the 3rd Book I have read by Carey Baldwin, and I have to say, she doesn’t disappoint. Confession is a psychological thriller mixed with romantic suspense that will leave you breathlessly hanging on to the edge of your seat. The moment I read the Prolog, I was creep out, Ms. Carey showed readers the inside working of a mad man’s mind. She had me hooked, because by this point I needed to know where she was going to take us. This intense book had the right amount of suspense, mystery and intrigue to keep you turning the pages, and just the perfect amount of romantic, passion, that it doesn’t take away for the thrilling storyline. I am normally pretty good and figuring about whodunit, but in this case, I have a confession to make, Carey Baldwin threw me for a loop. There was such a wicked and evil twist to this story that I never saw it coming. * Clapping hands* well done
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A chilling psychological thriller! I was impressed with the twists, because I can usually figure out the ending and this one clunked me on the head. Just a little romance to keep things spicy, but mostly a great suspense. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stellar psychological thriller mixed with romantic suspense. Loved the psychiatrist as sleuth angle and watching Faith and Luke unravel the mystery of The Santa Fe Saint's identity, as well as thesurprising motives behind the crimes. Already looking forward to the next book in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well-written, fast-paced romantic thriller with a great hero and heroine. Add in sharp-edged dialogue, a creepy villain, and a wonderful romance and you have a book you can't put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I love smart women heroines and Faith felt very real as did the psychological details. I'm not surprised to learn the author has a doctorate in psychology after reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow!! Terrific, intense psychological thriller with an amazing twist. If you don't finish this book you are really missing out. I liked the love interest and thought it was well done. Did not take away from the twisting plot. Highly recommend. 
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Confession is a graphic and spine-chilling psychological thriller with a subtle romantic suspense twist that will keep the reader sitting on the edge of their seats. Author Carey Baldwin utilizes her professional background to weave a complex, intense, and gripping psychological tale that easily holds the reader's attention with its multi-layered, compelling, richly detailed descriptions, and surprising twists and turns that takes the reader on one hell of a thrilling roller coaster ride. Faith Clancy has moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico for a fresh start. She has just opened a psychiatrist office and only has one new patient. Faith thinks she knows the diagnosis of her patient, but when he confesses to be the serial killer, the Santa Fe Saint, she realizes the diagnosis may have been wrong and turns him in. Even though she was bound by law to turn her patient in, she can't help but feel that he wrongfully confessed, and she tries to give him the help he needs ... but is he who he really says he is ... and has he really committed all those brutal serial killings? Luke Jericho is the patient’s half brother. He is a rich man who has a strong sense of family and will do anything to help prove his brother is innocent and get him out of jail. He is also used to getting what he wants, and he has wanted Faith since he first met her. After his brother is arrested, Luke and Faith work together to prove that his brother is not the Santa Fe Saint.  Confession has the right amount of suspense, mystery and intrigue that keeps the reader turning the pages, while interweaving the perfect amount of a subtle passionate romance that doesn’t take away from the thrilling storyline. The author sends the reader on a riveting journey as an amateur sleuth following Faith and Luke as they work to unravel the mystery of the Santa Fe Saint's true identity. This is one exhausting whodunit that throws the reader for a loop as they try to figure everything out with a wicked evil twist at the end that the reader will never coming. Confession is a fast-paced psychological thriller that is a guaranteed must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful and very intriguing. Surprise ending would highly recommend
GHott More than 1 year ago
Hott Synopsis: New town. New business. New patient. Faith Clancy is excited to begin her new life in Santa Fe. Her psychiatric office may be new but she already has her first patient and high hopes. Until her patient confesses to a murder Faith is positive he didn’t commit. She turns him in as she’s ethically required to do but, as it’s not sitting well with her, Faith decides to investigate for herself — and ends up the focus of a maniacal killer. Hott Review: This was a great suspense! I don’t like gory thrillers that are non-realistic and tragic – this was none of that. Confession is an edge of your seat suspense that you don’t WANT to put down! The romance is just icing on a cake! More… Source: Witness Impulse via Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours Grade: A Ages: 18+ Steam: Adult Setting: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was incredibly written. This author really brought u into each charactetr and the plot is ingenius. I just loved Luke. I had a hard time putting this novel down. The brothers relationship is an intetesting one just making the story all that more tantalizing. You are going to love this. Get ready!!
Zkeristas More than 1 year ago
Carey Baldwin's latest psychological thriller starts out with a unique and chilling set-up: a serial killer with a blood phobia that is keeping him from killing his next victim--the psychiatrist who is trying to cure him. If you love a smart thriller with twists and turns, a cast of characters you can cheer for, and Baldwin's trademark insights into our deepest hopes and fears, then I recommend reading Confession.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such an incredible book.  Twists and turns that will keep you surprised.  A character who is so beautifully and realistically  written.  Superb craft throughout. What a plot -- what a page turner!  I usually prefer cozies over serial murder books -- since the latter leaves me with nightmares.  But the hint of romance in this book helped balance the dark and the light. I highly recommend this book.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story...interesting ending!!! Read it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all three of these books and loved them all. Great Plots with surprising endings
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You would NOT expect a very cheap book like this to be so thrilling--and simply wonderful--to begin with. A thrilling book with twists and turns, some making you want to cringe, others to make you squeal with joy, all to make you want to continue reading until you know how the story ends. An excellent book, I would certainly reccomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! If you are a fan of "who done it" books this is the book for you. There is an amazing twist at the end that i didnt see coming until it started to unravel on the page! This is the perfect book for mystery and suspense readers. It kept my attention until the very end and I coudnt put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thrilling right to the end !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tons of twists & great characters. So glad I read this book, kept my attention the whole way through. If you like suspense with slight romance, read this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great first novel for this author. I LOVED the ending. Great character based book. I wish I could have given it 3.5 stars and the only reason for that is that it sometimes got too descriptive and wordy. I'll read her next for sure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! This was a very good suspenseful thriller! It kept me on my toes and I couldn't put it down until I was finished! Great characters and an excellent plot! Well done all around on this book! It had everything from romance, suspense, sorrow, funny and an awesome thriller! Can't wait to read more from this author! Loved it!
kherbrand More than 1 year ago
 Carey Baldwin is one of my new favorite suspense authors!  I loved this book.  She introduces you to the cast of characters early, but it doesn't stop the suspense at all.  And she gives you just enough background information on them to hook you.   Faith only has one client, Dante Jericho, and when he confesses to being the Santa Fe Saint, she struggles with turning him in, as she doesn't believe he is guilty.   But she has to do her duty and protect the public on the off chance that he is a threat.   Luke is Dante's half brother and after not seeing him for twenty years is trying to make amends with him.   He calls in the best defense attorney and enlists Faith to help prove that Dante has made a false confession.  Working with Faith proves to not be a hardship in Luke's eyes and the sexual tension that runs between them adds a nice romantic touch to this thriller. I'm not going to tell you anymore as I would not be able to do the book justice and I don't want to let anything slip!  The ending was fantastic and the creep factor was off the scale.  I finished the book Sunday night after everyone else had gone to bed, and as I continued to read I began noticing all the creaks and groans the house was making.  I spooked myself more than once that night because of this book!  It has been awhile since I have read a book that actually had me checking the locks on my doors before I went to bed!  Nicely done!  Can't wait to see what Ms. Baldwin writes next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chilling thriller with a touch of romance. Loved it.