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 2,001 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…

Looking for more gripping suspense? Don't miss Lisa Unger's chilling locked-room thriller, Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six, coming November 2022!


  • 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 Am book reader
    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!
  • 3.5

    By MoonAndStone
  • Too Many Points of View

    By S. Merrell
    The book was a page turner and had an interesting plot. But the numerous alternating points of view from characters was unnecessary and odd. It took away from the storytelling instead of supporting it and was distracting.
  • Good from beginning to end!

    By dancing dolly
    The book kept me enthralled and interested—-lots of twists…I do not want to leave any spoilers. All in all a good read.
  • An enthralling book

    By Val Sal
    It was so hard to put this book down. I wanted so earnestly for Graham to not be a bad guy. In the end, Martha was vindicated. It was vigilante justice, but her own code of being a con woman really brought this story together.