The Confession Room

The Confession Room

The jaw-dropping and twisty new thriller: If you have a secret, they’ll find you …


'Thrilling, chilling, heart-stopping . . . impossible to put down' CHRIS WHITAKER
'Terrifying, dark and original with a brilliantly shocking ending - loved this book' CATHERINE COOPER
'Non-stop thrills. Perhaps the best psychological thriller I've read' 5* READER REVIEW
'A full-tilt thriller . . . original, timely and very clever. Lia's best yet!' EMILY FREUD
'Bristles with dread and threat – it is not for a dark autumn night' DAILY MAIL
'Fast-paced and topical . . . a total page-turner' ALLIE REYNOLDS

An online forum for admitting your sins.

Some people confess to affairs, others to stealing. Some admit deep, dark wishes. And former police officer Emilia Haines, reading strangers' secrets is the perfect distraction from the past.

But one day, Emilia stumbles on the darkest confession yet:


At first, it seems like a hoax. But when a body is found, then another victim is named, Emilia can't look away.

How are the victims linked? Who is confessing to murder to publicly?

And how do you catch a serial killer who is hiding in plain sight?


Praise for Lia Middleton:
'Tense, jaw-dropping, clever'
'Keeps you guessing from start to finish' JANE FALLON
'I loved it. Huge twists' GILLIAN McALLISTER
'Brilliantly written . . . I'll be recommending it to everyone I know' SARAH PEARSE
'A stand-out psychological thriller' ASHLEY AUDRAIN
'Superb. Assured, elegant and utterly gripping' WILL DEAN
'Couldn't put it down' CATHERINE COOPER


  • A thrilling, chilling, heart-stopping read. With a killer premise and twists that leave you shaken, The Confession Room is impossible to put down
    Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End

About the author

Lia Middleton

Lia Middleton is a barrister who specialises in crime and prison law, and lives with her husband and two young children in Buckinghamshire. You can find her on Twitter @liamiddlet0n and on Instagram @liamiddletonauthor. She is the author of When They Find Her and Your Word or Mine.
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