Today, to finish it all off, I’m going to be reviewing the latest addition to the Original Sinners world; The Confessions.
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.
The Confessions is truly a gift to those of us who have been loving this series for a while now, especially if Søren and Nora’s relationship has always been your thing. I loved getting to read Søren’s confession. Tiffany has always said he’s the God-like character of the series, something I could see from the start. And she has also said she wouldn’t write from his perspective. I think his confession is the closest we’ll ever get to being inside his head and I was happy with the result.
In such a short amount of words, The Confessions manages to deliver smart banter, as all of Tiffany’s books, good writing and adds yet another layer to the characters we thought we knew everything there was to know.
Another great thing is that once again, she managed to include all of the important characters in the story even if they weren’t in the scene. During Søren’s confession, it’s just him and Father Ballard, but he’s talking about meeting Eleanor, so she’s present in the room. And then, they discuss Kingsley, so he’s also there in a way.
The same can be said about Nora’s confession. While she’s confessing about her sins, the conversation between her and Father Ballard inevitably turns to Søren, even revealing something about him that we didn’t know. Reading about one character talking about the other is a delight to me and one of the things that made this so great.
Father Ballard was a really interesting and funny character. I could see myself reading just about his past if Tiffany ever decides to write that.
And the Tiffany interview at the end… what can I say? I would’ve read 400 pages of her talking about anything. She just seems like the most awesome person and since I have a crush on her brain, I’d love to find out what she thinks about many random subjects.
There you have it. With this post, I’m finishing The Original Sinners Series posts, until Tiffany writes something else in this world.
Read you next Friday. xo