Her pupils murdered her daughter. Now she will have her revenge.
After calling off her engagement in the wake of a tragic revelation, Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old child, 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 lecture to deliver. She tells a story that upends everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a diabolical plot for revenge.
Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you'll never see coming, Confessions probes the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in danger. You'll never look at a classroom the same way again.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Kanae Minato is an award-winning, internationally bestselling novelist and former home economics teacher and housewife who wrote her first novel between household chores. Minato lives in Japan.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dark with crazy twists I never saw coming. Read it in a few hours and couldn't put it down. What a thrill.
If I had to explain this book to someone, I'm not sure what I would say. Is it about bad parenting? School bullying? Bad teachers? Misconceptions about the HIV virus? How sociopaths are made? A lesson in vengeance? It's about all of these things. The synopsis of the book tells us that the story is about a teacher whose daughter was murdered by students, and in revenge she makes her own confession that changes her students' lives. But that's just the first chapter. Subsequent chapters are told from varying points-of-view as the entirety of the story unfolds. While I thought it was interesting to see the story from each major character's point-of-view, it felt redundant that the exact same scenarios were rehashed time and again with really no changes based on who was experiencing the situation. There might be a little more information added, a little background as to why this or that person behaved a certain way, but overall it was literally the same thing, four times over. It made me want to skip ahead. The book wasn't what I was expecting. I thought it would be a thriller, but instead of a page-turner that gets your pulse racing, this story creeps. You can't really predict what's going to happen next, but I did find myself somewhat disappointed as it went along. I guess I was hoping for something more shocking. It was a short read. If you're looking for a hack-and-slash or mystery thriller, this isn't it. This is more of a soap opera with a heavy side of soap box.