Sunday, January 12, 2014

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Title: Confessions of a Murder Suspect
Author: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Length: 387 pages
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Classification: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller                       
Release Date: September 24, 2012
Source: Hardback (won from Goodreads First Reads giveaway)
James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family... and the dark secrets they're keeping from one another.
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 received this book as part of the Good Reads First Reads program.

I found it interesting and enjoyable. 
This was the first James Patterson book I have ever read. So I didn't go into the book having any real expectations other than expecting it to be pretty good since he is a best selling author.

And I must say I found this book enjoyable. I really love the style of writing.
The story is told from the point of view of Tandy Angel. But it is written as if the character is currently sitting down with us telling us the story.
One of my favorite things about the book is that the author includes CONFESSIONS in the book. They are in between chapters and I find them to be quite interesting.

In the beginning of the story we find that Tandy's parents have been murdered and the four Angel children are the prime suspects.

I think the mystery was good, I changed suspects a few times while reading along. Although I didn't ever really think that Tandy committed the murder. I think it was because we were hearing everything from her perspective, although she didn't really ever rule herself out, she kept herself in the pool of suspects along with the others.

And I definitely did not see the ending coming. I was surprised to find out who did it.
I was a little let down by the ending. I really was expecting something different, but I accept the ending and understand why it ended the way it did.

I do plan on reading the next book in the series Confessions The Private School Murders that came out last year.

I found this book to be a fun read, there were times where I didn't want to put it down.

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