HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James…
Loading...

Confessions of a Murder Suspect (edition 2012)

by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
3022537,080 (3.67)5
Member:DarkFaerieTales
Title:Confessions of a Murder Suspect
Authors:James Patterson
Other authors:Maxine Paetro
Info:
Collections:Read
Rating:****
Tags:None

Work details

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson (Author)

None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 5 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 25 (next | show all)
I used to be a Patterson fan, until all his work became co-authored and something new published every month. This particular YA title is the first "Patterson" YA I have read. I kind of liked how with the audiobook version the Tandy character is speaking TO the reader and telling the story of her parent's death and the subsequent investigation. It made me wonder what the print version said in the places where she addresses the audiobook reader. She also mentions and talks about unreliable narration, which I assumed meant that maybe she might be hiding something, but turns out, I couldn't really figure out what she was hiding, if anything. We learn everything she learns, with her.

Anyway, the story was mildy entertaining and interesting. I felt bored halfway through though, and was glad to be done. It didn't strike me as being very realistic, and the ending left tons hanging so that, of course, people would want to continue the series.

If a reader already likes Patterson, then I would probably recommend this to them. However, I doubt I will bother with any follow-ups to this book. ( )
  recipe_addict | Sep 21, 2014 |
I used to be a Patterson fan, until all his work became co-authored and something new published every month. This particular YA title is the first "Patterson" YA I have read. I kind of liked how with the audiobook version the Tandy character is speaking TO the reader and telling the story of her parent's death and the subsequent investigation. It made me wonder what the print version said in the places where she addresses the audiobook reader. She also mentions and talks about unreliable narration, which I assumed meant that maybe she might be hiding something, but turns out, I couldn't really figure out what she was hiding, if anything. We learn everything she learns, with her.

Anyway, the story was mildy entertaining and interesting. I felt bored halfway through though, and was glad to be done. It didn't strike me as being very realistic, and the ending left tons hanging so that, of course, people would want to continue the series.

If a reader already likes Patterson, then I would probably recommend this to them. However, I doubt I will bother with any follow-ups to this book. ( )
  recipe_addict | Sep 21, 2014 |
I used to be a Patterson fan, until all his work became co-authored and something new published every month. This particular YA title is the first "Patterson" YA I have read. I kind of liked how with the audiobook version the Tandy character is speaking TO the reader and telling the story of her parent's death and the subsequent investigation. It made me wonder what the print version said in the places where she addresses the audiobook reader. She also mentions and talks about unreliable narration, which I assumed meant that maybe she might be hiding something, but turns out, I couldn't really figure out what she was hiding, if anything. We learn everything she learns, with her.

Anyway, the story was mildy entertaining and interesting. I felt bored halfway through though, and was glad to be done. It didn't strike me as being very realistic, and the ending left tons hanging so that, of course, people would want to continue the series.

If a reader already likes Patterson, then I would probably recommend this to them. However, I doubt I will bother with any follow-ups to this book. ( )
  recipe_addict | Sep 21, 2014 |
Confessions of a Murder Suspect, by James Patterson is a fictional mystery with an fast-paced plot. Sixteen year old Tandy is rushing to find the murderer of her parents, while handling the stress of the press eager for an insight into the final moments of her parents’ high profile lives while coming to terms with the fact that one of her siblings probably killed them. Tandy is unsure who really killed them, and she is considering the possibility that she might have- after all, her parents spent their lives teaching their children to control their emotions, and hide memories from themselves.
Confessions of a Murder Suspect is a fast-paced read, with an exciting plot and interesting subplots that keep the reader engaged and invested in the ultimate outcome of the crime. However, the book travels at such a fast pace that Patterson does not slow down as he tries to wrap up the book in a neat package- albeit a clumsily wrapped package The end of the book concludes with much of the subplots unanswered, which quite possibly will be what the next books are about. However, the overall plot was well written, and Tandy was the perfect main character, likeable enough and just as clueless as the reader about who the true murderer is. ( )
  degrbr14 | Sep 3, 2014 |
If Nancy Drew was thrown into the middle of a psychological drama about a really messed-up family with secrets coming out the wazoo, you’d get Confessions of a Murder Suspect. It’s a very quick read - Patterson-lite, you might say - but it’s still quite engaging. Tandy’s “confessions” make you question her reliability as a narrator, but also frustrate the heck out of you because it’s obvious she knows more than she says. I’m looking forward to reading the sequels, mainly because I counted at least four different (interconnected?) mysteries that have yet to be explained. But don’t worry; the mystery of who murdered Tandy’s parents is ultimately solved in this book, with all kinds of juicy revelations along the way. Overall, a fun mystery. ( )
  les121 | Aug 19, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 25 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (3 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Patterson, JamesAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paetro, MaxineAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Galvin, EmmaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
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?
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Tandy Angel is, along with her brothers, a suspect in their parents' murder but having grown up under Malcolm and Maud Angel's perfectionist demands, Tandy decides she must clear the family name no matter what.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 4 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
514 wanted3 pay6 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.67)
0.5 1
1 4
1.5
2 1
2.5 2
3 10
3.5 3
4 26
4.5 2
5 11

Audible.com

An edition of this book was published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 93,410,569 books! | Top bar: Always visible