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Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson

james patterson book review confessions of a murder suspect

Title: Confessions of a Murder Suspect
Author: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Genre: Mystery and detective
How I got the book: I bought it

Summary (from Amazon):

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 flashes 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?

My Review (may contain spoilers!):

This story was certainly not what I expected it to be, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

When Tandy’s parents end up dead one morning, everyone is wondering, “who dun it?” She and her siblings work together to find their killer all while suspecting each other at the same time. Yet they never lose faith in each other.

However, while Tandy and her siblings try to solve their parents’ death, they uncover secrets of their family and they realize maybe their parents weren’t what they seemed. Their whole family isn’t what they thought.

Together James Patterson and Maxine Paetro create an interesting mystery to follow. Between the short chapters and in depth characters, this certainly isn’t a book you want to miss out on.

I did believe the book to be a bit unrealistic at times. I won’t explain due to spoilers, but those kinds of reveals made the mystery all the more interesting at the same time. It really made the surprise ending a great twist.

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro gets 4 out 5 stars.

Favorite Quote:

“Our parents were Gods and monsters at the same time. Maybe we’re all like that – Gods and monsters.” –James Patterson, Confessions of a Murder Suspect

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Author:

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

19 thoughts on “Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson

      1. For me, it was. I’ve been reading JP my entire life and this series just didn’t do it for me. I’m glad you liked it though.

      2. (I got our conversations mixed up… I thought this was the comments for The Murder House!)
        With that being said, I think this series is good, but it’s not his best. So I agree with you on that. 🙂

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