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Confessions of A Murder Suspect

Patterson, James (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Confessions of A Murder Suspect

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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.
Authors: Patterson, James, 1947-
Title: Confessions of a murder suspect
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 372 p. ;,24 cm.
Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: Paetro, Maxine
ISBN: 0316206989
Statement of Responsibility: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Subject Headings: Mystery and detective stories. New York (N.Y.) Fiction. Death Fiction. Secrets Fiction. Family life New York (State) New York Fiction. Perfectionism (Personality trait) Fiction. Twins Fiction. Brothers and sisters Fiction. Murder Investigation Juvenile fiction. New York (N.Y.) Juvenile fiction. Death Juvenile fiction. Secrets Juvenile fiction. Families New York (State) New York Juvenile fiction. Perfectionism (Personality trait) Juvenile fiction. Twins Juvenile fiction. Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Mystery and detective stories.
Family life
Perfectionism (Personality trait)
Brothers and sisters
Perfectionism (Personality trait)
Brothers and sisters
LCCN: 2012022869
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Aug 25, 2014
  • blue_bear_910 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing and awesome. A really good book.

Jun 25, 2014
  • black_owl_71 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is one that keeps you hanging on to every word. You never know whats going to happen next and it feels as though the protagonist is sitting next to you telling you her story herself.

Move over Nancy Drew there is a new teenage female detective in town...Tandy Angel!

Dec 15, 2013
  • callmeprincess rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Does this girl look like a murderer to you? That was the first sentence I saw on the cover of the book, and it was enough to get me to borrow this book right away. Published in 2012, and written by James Patterson, the master of suspense and thriller, comes the confessions of a life-time, "Confessions of a Murder Suspect". Spoken in first person narrative of Tandy Angel, it flashes through her past and her present for anything that could be traced to the night her parents died. Wanting for answers, Tandy goes back to memory lane for memories even she had locked away from herself. This book is the beginning of a new brilliant series that I couldn't wait to get my hands on, fans of mystery and suspense, this one is for you!
Gifted billionaires whose kids are all exceptionally talented, the Angel family seems like a family which couldn't be more perfect... Their story starts at the night when Malcolm and Maud Angel, two successful entrepreneurs were found dead in bed. Their children Matthew, Tandoori (Tandy), Harry and Hugo, were immediately labeled as the prime suspects for murder especially since none of them had shown any remorse or sadness for their parents death. It was then Tandy decided to investigate her parents murder, they weren't good parents, but they at least deserve to rest in peace. The truth is not easy, for it could possibly be linked to her brothers, or even herself. Can she even trust the people around her, if she can't even trust her own memories? Digging into one's family history is hard, you never know how many skeletons you'll find, or in Tandy's case, how many people who wanted to kill her parents, herself included.
I had high hopes for James Patterson, for reading his previous series, and I'm glad to say he didn't let me down. The first thing I love about this book is how the narrator, Tandy, is talking directly to us, the readers. It feels very personal, like she was addressing me, and telling me her story. In a sense, it make me care more about what's happening in the story, since she was almost like a friend in real life. The second thing I enjoyed is how peculiar the family dynamics are, and how unique and unusual each character of the Angel family are. Mind you, the Angel kids weren't exactly what you'd call "normal", they either has laser-focus, photographic memory, virtuoso piano skill, or extremely powerful strength. Their parents' teaching brings discipline to a whole new level; punishments take the form of standing on one's head reciting landmarks in Bhutan… in the Dzongkha national language. And that's just a start. Overall the characters are all well-developed and I can't say it wasn't fun peeking into the lifestyle of the perfectionist family, and the length they will go to maintain that way. "Confessions of a murder suspect", as the name entails, deals with a murder first hand and the "confessions" Tandy, one of the murder suspect, has to say regarding her parents death. The title grabs the audience's attention, and in the end delivers exactly what they wanted. Reading this novel was like playing a guessing game, it was interesting seeing how I kept making up crazy theories for the murder, and suspense is really the key to a great mystery novel. Even though the ending wasn't particularly mind-blowing, the build-up and introduction was astonishing. Excited to see what comes next for Tandy and her brothers, I can't wait for the second book!

Nov 13, 2013
  • Angelfairley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best book i have read so far

Nov 05, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pretty decent Patterson fare. Wouldn't say it's an outstanding piece of work, but it's definitely an interesting enough read. Has me intrigued enough to continue reading: without spoiling the ending or giving any specifics away, the story from this novel ends, but it's pretty clear there will be further books in this series.

Oct 27, 2013
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is my first James Patterson book. And from what I've read, it definitely won't be the last! I finished it in one day. The suspense and writing is perfect, and it's everything you want in a thriller/suspense novel. You have to really focus on it though, because you can get lost pretty quickly if you aren't paying attention. Definitely recommend, and I can't wait until to read the sequel!

Written all in the 1st person - I just couldn't stick with it. Gave it my 100 page test - life is too short with too many good books and authors to stay with a book that doesn't grab you by page 100. Returned it unfinished.

Aug 12, 2013
  • blue_jaguar_257 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this was an outstanding book i love the mysery and thrill of this book

Jul 12, 2013
  • black_cobra_252 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was really great! It was a nice mystery book and it did surprise me at the end! I would recommend this book to a reader who likes mystery books.

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Oct 27, 2013
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Jul 20, 2013
  • black_cobra_252 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Confessions Of A Murder Suspect is a very suspenseful book. It is the story of a girl named Tandy Angel whose parents are found dead one night. She was the last to see them from all of her siblings. The police suspects each and everyone of the family but is unable to figure out who or what killed them. Tandy decides to solve this case on her own with help from her siblings. She finally manages to find out who or what was it to kill Maud and Malcolm, her parents. To find out, read this book!

Jun 05, 2013
  • kmyers0001 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed it but thought it was not one of james patterson's best.


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Jul 25, 2014
  • orange_rabbit_65 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I really couldn't wait to see what we would do next"

Oct 27, 2013
  • MADKC4Ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Perfect. Who else believes in himself? Matthew? I haven't seen you in so long, dear. How have you been?" "Out parents were just MURDERED for God's sake," Mathew said, leaning forward, clean hung his fists. "I hated Malcolm and Maud. But no one had the right to do that to them. No one!"

Jul 20, 2013
  • black_cobra_252 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I'm glad I'm feeling this way. I'm really glad."


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