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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 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliantly original and chilling.”

    David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art

  • “An outstanding debut. Minato spotlights the dysfunction that can fester beneath the tidy surface of Japanese society—as well as the searing fury of a mother’s love gone wrong.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • "Confessions is a dark, disturbing tale that twists and turns on itself like an Escher print. Just when you think you know where this thriller is going, Kanae Minato throws back the curtain to reveal another face to the mystery. A Lord of the Flies for the modern world, Minato mines the dark specter of youth, while simultaneously demonstrating some of the deeper perils of our global culture.”

    Jenny Milchman, Mary Higgins Clark Award–winning author of Cover of Snow

  • “A dark, dystopic portrait of Japanese adolescence gone wrong. If Albert Camus had written Heathers, it would have looked a lot like this.”

    Alex Marwood, Edgar Award–winning author of The Wicked Girls

  • “Kanae Minato is a brilliant storyteller, and Confessions is a superb and haunting work. As Minato expertly shifts the perspective from one character to the next, each change in perspective lends a startling new dimension to a gripping and profoundly unsettling tale. It’s a novel I’ll think about for a very long time.”

    Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Lola Quartet and Singer’s Gun

  • “This award-winning debut novel is a creepy and mesmerizing psychological thriller that challenges the conventions of right vs. wrong, good vs. evil, and law vs. justice…Minato has pieced together an intriguing puzzles that will keep readers glued to their seats.”

    Library Journal

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, August 2014
  • Winner of the 2015 YALSA Alex Award for the 10 Best Adult Books That Appeal to Teen Audiences
  • Finalist for the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel
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