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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Review: The Confessions by Tiffany Reisz


Print Length: 140 pages
Publisher: 8th Circle Press (March 15, 2016)

From Goodreads.com: Three Sinners. Three confessions. And all the dirty little secrets you could possibly desire... 

Father Stuart Ballard has been Marcus Stearns’ confessor since the young Jesuit was only eighteen years old. He thought he’d heard every sin the boy had to confess until Marcus uttered those three fateful words: “I met Eleanor.”

So begins the 40-page “The Confession of Marcus Stearns,” a moving coda to the RITA® Award-winning Original Sinners series. Originally published as a limited-edition paperback for the 2014 RT Booklovers' Convention, and available worldwide for the first time.

This collection also includes “The Confession of Eleanor Schreiber,” a companion 36-page story written exclusively for The Confessions.

And, finally, all secrets are revealed in “The Confession of Tiffany Reisz,” an exclusive, in-depth interview.


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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This was.... interesting. I have been a LONG time fan of The Original Sinners series (having read The Mistress when it came out). So on one hand I LOVED seeing Søren and Nora through the eyes of Father Ballard. I adored the banter between them as they "confessed", and I felt that this was probably one of the more "real" times that we have seen. This wasn't them together, this wasn't them putting on one of their multiple facades - this was the two of them confession their deepest secrets to someone outside of their circle. I felt as though you got to see a side of them that we haven't yet seen as they each revealed feelings that they may never reveal to another soul. 

On the flip side of that, I felt like the interview with the supreme mistress herself Tiffany Reisz, didn't capture that. Don't get me wrong it was a thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening peek into one of the most creative minds I've read - but I felt that given the story her part in it should have been formatted to be more like the other confessions and less like a straight interview. 

All things considered, this is a wonderful companion novel to The Original Sinners series and I'm sure fans of this will enjoy it just as much (if not more) than I did. 

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The Confessions is available from Amazon.com

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