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Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite
George Burden seems like the average successful upper middle class man who has made a good life for himself and his family. Confession is George's tale of four days in his life during which he is forced to confront the truth about himself, his relationship with his wife and family, and the path of his life. Carried away by the love he feels for a young woman with whom he is having an affair, George loses his connection to common sense as he tries to convince her to marry him. A trip to his beach home with this woman's brother turns into an intense confrontation between George, his conscience, and the depths to which he has sunken to indulge his lust. Richard Freis brings Confession to an amazing ending which provides a push to contemplate what makes life worth living.
With fantastic imagery, descriptions, and psychological insight, Richard Freis tells an engrossing story of one man's loss of perspective and common sense when confronted with a love affair that becomes all-consuming. Confession is aptly titled since the entire story is George Burden's accounting of his sins in relation to an affair and the incredible circumstances his pursuit of this young woman bring about in a four-day period leading up to his 55th birthday. George's heart and mind open to scrutiny. Everything that has made him who he is is brought to light as he confronts the reality in which he finds himself at this turning point in his life. This is a riveting story that details the depths of human passion, frailty, and hope and celebrates the choice of surviving in spite of tremendous despair.