Saturday, January 21, 2017

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Author: James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Publisher: jimmy patterson
Date of publication: September 2012

On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: She was the last person to see her parents alive. The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. She can't trust anyone -— maybe not even herself. 

Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous -- and revealing -- game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?

I have had Confessions of a Murder Suspect in my TBR for quite a while.  I was looking for something quick to read and this fit the bill.  The story is narrated by Tandy Angel who is awakened  in the night to find her parents have been murdered. All of her siblings including herself are suspects.  Their parents weren't the most liked couple, especially by their own children.  Everyone had a motive and  Tandy decides to crack the case herself.

I thought this was fairly entertaining book.  Was it the best YA mystery that I have read?  No, but it was good enough to keep me listening.  I liked all of the characters, especially Tandy.  I also enjoyed the way the story was written.  She speaks directly to the reader as if she is telling you her story. Only getting her point of view kept me guessing the solution to the mystery.  Speaking of which, I have read some reviews that said the ending was kind of a let down.  Personally, I thought it was a kind of predictable twist, but one I didn't mind.  

This is the first in a series.  I am going to seek out The Private School Murders next.  I want to see what really happened to the pregnant girlfriend.

1 comment:

Ethan said...

James Patterson novels are always quick and entertaining. I've got the latest Alex Cross novel by him queued up on my TBR list. I always turn to his books when I get stuck in a reading slump.