Confessions of a Murder Suspect - FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 25 Chapters) by James Patterson

Confessions of a Murder Suspect - FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 25 Chapters)

byJames Patterson, Maxine Paetro

Kobo ebook | August 15, 2012

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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?
James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental institution and was rejected by 26 publishers before being published and winnin...
Title:Confessions of a Murder Suspect - FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 25 Chapters)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 15, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316231630

ISBN - 13:9780316231633


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great This was interesting and suspenseful. So many twists!
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great This was interesting and suspenseful. So many twists!
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait for the next one As a long time fan of the Maximum Ride Series I wasn't sure if Tandy and her family could capture me the same way Max, Fang and the rest of the gang had. James has done just that, this book follows the thoughts of a sharp, intelligent young woman discovering secrets about her family and herself while trying to solve the mystery of who killed her parents. Tandy is exactly the kind of character I enjoy reading about and she reminds me of Max in a lot of ways. How she is careful to trust even within her family, her attempts not to have feelings, her independence. I can't wait to continue following her on her journey in the next book.
Date published: 2013-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Cover: I like to say that even with a girl on the cover, I did like the cover. It was detailed intricate and very, well, mysterious. Characters: Tandy When I first started reading the book, I was not a fan of how Tandy talked to the reader. It sounded like she was talking to the readers and I just wanted to shout to her that this is not a blog post, stop it. But I liked Tandy as a character. She didn't felt much emotions. But she could be hot-headed and could act like a "child". Tandy, like me, couldn't sing or play an instrument. The whole Angel family was complicated. Wait what? Tandy's real name is Tandoori? Her father named her after a clay stove? Tandoor is a clay stove used in West Indian cooking. I don't have a problem with that but why is she the only one that has a weird name? Harry, Tandy's twin, loved to smile. The description of Harry made me love him: curly hair, Harry Potter glasses and he had asthma. Awwww! You can say he is the "weakling" of the Angels. A lot of the times I thought Harry was the youngest even though Hugo was. He also loved the arts. Hugo was kind of build for strength. He was in grade 5 and was pretty kickass. But Hugo was adorable too! Listen to this: "...Hugo had climbed around Matthew's body and was on his back, looking at the cops over his brother's shoulder." I mean REALLY?! That was totally what Meelo would had done! You perfect little child! I love you! Wow, people hold me. That was my reaction when I first read about Matthew. Matthew was the eldest of the Angels (in some way, you have to read the book to see what I mean). All I can say is that if he was in a manga, it would be Kuroko no Basket. He was a super, a cut above all other, amazing, superhero athlete. I mean ARE YOU KIDDING ME JAMES?! "...he seemed to draw all the light and air to him...intense blue eyes...six-two...". If Aomine had Kuroko's eyes (and had light brown dreadlocks), I would call him Matthew. So you can imagine me fangirling over Matt right? But the thing is, Aomine will always be my number one, sorry Matt. And as I read on, my attraction kind of disappeared. I don't know, he was just type? He was easily angered, kind of scary and I don't know, had a bit of a fame-whore issue (only in parts though)? Uncle Peter seemed like the slimy, greasy creep. The neighbours were all odd. They each had their own motive. She was the assistant for Maud, the mother, and I didn't felt like she had anything that stood out. It was as it I couldn't really picture her with any special features. To be honest, I never really pictured a face on her (Scary, but true). Plot + Other Loved how the chapters were short. And as my sister told me, James is known for his short chapters. Well sir, I salute you for that! I found this book unique in the sense that it had "Confession" chapters where in these pages, Tandy would confess some of the things that happened in the Angel family. I loved reading these chapters. About 50 pages in I began speculating, and wondering what are some possible ending. This book was perfect for those who like to guess what happens next. :) This book was like the board game Clues came to life. The story really reminded me of Virals by Kathy Reichs, it had the balance of everything. The story was for YA who enjoy mystery with just a tiny hint of something else (which I can't tell you because it would be spoilers). I found myself involved in finding out the truth. Like Nancy Drew, Tandy was a good "detective". And for the readers who are familiar with the Detective Conan manga, I felt some elements of the manga in this book. I think the novel was just a bit bland and boring. There wasn't fast paced, high action going on. I felt like I was drinking a luked-warm soup. But there were some places where I felt flavours. There were a few things that stirred up issues, and made the book worth reading. There were also parts where it just shocked you! I was thinking that this book was turning into a reality TV show with the drama! I felt like if I actually did finish a Maximum Ride novel, I would feel like this book really resembled it. The ending was okay, with questions unanswered. I guess it is good that this is a series, but at the same time, I won't be dying to read it. Overall, this book was okay. I would've gave it a three fires but there were some serious mind blowing moments near the 2/3 of the book that bumped the book up to a four fires. If you would like to see where exactly those moments happened, read my Goodreads status for this book.
Date published: 2012-10-23