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The Confession

The Confession

Why a Booktrail?

1980s, 2000s: How far would you go to find yourself?

  • ISBN: 978-1509886142
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

One winter’s afternoon on Hampstead Heath in 1980, Elise Morceau meets Constance Holden and quickly falls under her spell. Connie is bold and alluring, a successful writer whose novel is being turned into a major Hollywood film. Elise follows Connie to LA, a city of strange dreams and swimming pools and late-night gatherings of glamorous people. But whilst Connie thrives on the heat and electricity of this new world where everyone is reaching for the stars and no one is telling the truth, Elise finds herself floundering. When she overhears a conversation at a party that turns everything on its head, Elise makes an impulsive decision that will change her life forever.

Three decades later, Rose Simmons is seeking answers about her mother, who disappeared when she was a baby. Having learned that the last person to see her was Constance Holden, a reclusive novelist who withdrew from public life at the peak of her fame, Rose is drawn to the door of Connie’s imposing house in search of a confession .

Travel Guide

The Confession stretches from London to Los Angeles and New York

Locations aren’t strong in this novel and are not that important to the story. Most of the story is set in London where the famous author Constance meets a woman Elise. They then travel to Los Angeles to where the film version of Constance’s book is being produced. Los Angeles is the backdrop to what is going on inside these womens’ heads.

London, both in the present and the past, is about the unfolding lives of women. Women looking for love, answers and more. Most of the book takes place inside Constance’s home. Location here is not important but the landscape within our own minds and hearts is.

New York also features later on to show how moving on can sometimes mean a new time and place physically as well as geographically.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Confession

Destination: Los Angeles, New York City, London  Author/guide:  Jessie Burton  Departure Time: 1980s, 2000s

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