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Confessions of a Murder Suspect (Confessions, Bk 1)
Confessions of a Murder Suspect - Confessions, Bk 1 Author:James Patterson, Maxine Paetro On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, their daughter Tandy knows just three things: 1) She was one of the last people to see her parents alive. 2) The suspect list only includes Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone -- maybe not even herself. As Tandy sets out to clear the family name, she begins to recall flash... more »es of experiences long buried in her vulnerable psyche. These memories shed light on her family's dark secrets, and digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs proves to be a disturbing and dangerous game. Who knows what any of the Angels are truly capable of?« less
As a huge Patterson fan I was very let down by this book. Initially, I had a hard time getting on board with the story line but got over that and found the book to be OK. However I found the ending very predictable and I was left feeling that this author surly could have come up with far better conclusions. Most of the Patterson series books leave me wanting more and anxious for the next novel; not, sure I'll continue with this series.
Okay, I didn't realize this was a YA novel until I started reading it -- it just didn't have the usual Patterson blood and gore... That said, even being a YA novel, I didn't feel this was on par with others I have read for younger readers. The book was narrated by Tandy Angel who wakes up one morning to find that her parents have been murdered in their upscale apartment in the Dakota building in NYC. But how could anyone have made it into the secure building to do the deed unless it was one of Tandy's siblings who lived there with the parents. The family is rich from a pharmaceutical company and apparently the parents had been giving enhancement drugs to their children for years. The oldest is a star football player and then there is Harry, a musical prodigy, and Hugo, a 10-year old strongman. Well Tandy sets out to solve who killed her parents and the end of the story is very anticlimactic with a lot of loose ends. I assume this is because this will be an ongoing YA series from Patterson and his writing team. I think I will steer clear of the subsequent volumes.