Review: Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro


Confessions of a Murder Suspect

Release Date: September 24 2012
Publisher: Little Brown for young readers
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Genre: YA/Fiction/Murder Mystery
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Synopsis:

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: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) 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?


My Thoughts:

First off I just want to say that I absolutely love this cover. It is extremely eye catching and just overall gorgeous. I love the red and black. It's very mysterious and definitely draws you in.

I really liked this book. It's not an in your face, action packed kind of novel. Confessions makes you think. It's a great young detective story. 


After discovering that her parents have been murdered, Tandy seeks out to find the killer. It takes her to places that she never thought she would go. Her search reveals some of her families darkest secrets. Life as she knew it growing up is nothing like she thought it was.


I love the relationships in this book. The character's were very dynamic. I really enjoyed the mystery of the book. Just when you thought you knew what was going on, another twist was added.


The ending was bitter sweet and emotional. I really enjoy James Patterson's books. I can say that Confessions is a great addition to his already surmounting career.


If you love yourself a good YA murder mystery and want a book that will make you think then you need to pick up Confessions of a Murder Suspect. 

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