Waiting on Wednesday (9): Confessions by Kanae Minato

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight some upcoming releases that we're impatiently tapping our feet for. It's a great way to to keep track of some of the most anticipated releases amongst other book bloggers and a new way to discover books yourself.

This week I'm looking forward to:

Author: Kanae Minato
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Mulholland Books
To be published: August 19th, 2014
Find: Goodreads
Her pupils killed her daughter. Now, she will have her revenge.

After an engagement that ended in tragedy, all Yuko Moriguchi had to live for was her four-year-old child, Manami. Now, after a heartbreaking 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 will upend everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a maniacal 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 harm's way. You'll never look at a classroom the same way again.

I'm bringing back this meme on my blog just for this week, because I'm actually really really excited for this book. The Japanese 2010 film adaptation of this book is one of my favorite movies, and I'm thrilled by the news that this book is finally going to be translated into English.

Here, watch the trailer of the movie:

With several surprising twists, the story is incredibly dark, thrilling, and ridiculously violent at times. I loved every bit of it. I was enchanted by the cinematography of the movie, but I hope the book also lives up to expectations.

What upcoming books have caught your eye and tickled your fancy? 


  1. It's been a while since I watched Jmovies or even Jdramas, but this makes me want to get back into it. I've never read a Japanese novel before so thanks for bringing this intriguing one to me.

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

  2. I haven't heard of this one, sounds interesting!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. Wow! This might be a bit too intense for me but at the same time it's so intriguing.

    My WoW

  4. Japanese novels is a unique reading experience. The writing style (or the translations) tend to be very detached, but I love it.

  5. The movie was incredibly intense and crazy, but it was great. I definitely recommend it.