Confessions on the 7:45: A Novel - Lisa Unger

Confessions on the 7:45: A Novel

By Lisa Unger

  • Release Date: 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,275 Ratings



“Intricate and nuanced—on par with the best top-flight psychological suspense.” —L.A. Times


From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies.

Selena Murphy is commuting home on the train when she strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat. The woman introduces herself as Martha and soon confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again.

Then the nanny disappears.

As Selena is pulled into the mystery of what happened, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, she begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover…

Don't miss The New Couple in 5B, Lisa Unger's newest psychological thriller about a couple that inherits an apartment with a truly chilling past.

Looking for more spine-tingling thrillers? Check out these other titles by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger: Under My Skin The Stranger Inside Last Girl Ghosted Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six The New Couple in 5B (coming March 2024!)


  • Felt like watching a movie!

    By Margo99
    Well written, fast paced, couldn’t put it down! Not predictable and overall great read.
  • Engrossing

    By dominolouis
    Well written and conceived.
  • Good Book

    By t8276
    Good Book
  • Could not put it down.

    By Paleo Schnauzer
    It seems that the masterful writing gives glimmers and hints right up to the very end. It was fun, saying ‘told ya!’ to my reading self. The story is a puzzle with pieces doled out carefully to the reader, and as the pieces fall into place it all makes sense - a complete and full picture. I like jigsaw puzzles that come in a box, with a picture on the cover. This book is a jigsaw puzzle alright, but there’s no cover and hardly any edge pieces. Eventually they all fall into place and at the last a very satisfying yes!
  • Kept my interest

    By Jdfaz
    Definitely kept me guessing until closer to the end when it becomes more predictable. An entertaining if read tho.
  • Good read!

    By bolow567
    Such a great book!!! Definitely keeps your attention!
  • Worth the Netflix Exposure

    By julwilson2008
    This is a well crafted, multiple point-of-view novel with some clever interwoven storylines. The novel also touches on the complexity of human relationships, especially as pertains to trying to figure out when or if to leave someone when kids are involved. Entertaining. Worth the time and money.
  • Stayed Interesting

    By Ozcrome
    Overall, this was a really good book. The plot was engaging and always interesting although there were some areas of needless filler. In my opinion, there was also something missing. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Perhaps I still had too many unanswered questions in the end.
  • A top rate mystery

    By Whim1954
    Intriguing and twisty, this was a good book. The characters were well fleshed out and you felt like neighbors to the Murphy household. Especially like the many facets of Pearl. Many strong women and flawed men, but you cheered on this ladies. Highly recommend as a fan of Lisa Unger, will buy more of her titles. A cautionary tale for rich, cheating husbands.
  • Confessions on the 7:45

    By Aliciasings1
    A real page turner!