Confessions of A Murder Suspect

Confessions of A Murder Suspect

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
ISBN: 9780316206983
Characteristics: 372 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Paetro, Maxine

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FifaRocketeerZoom
Jan 30, 2017

This book just kept me looking for answers that I didn't find until the moment they revealed them.

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Kasha_0
Mar 16, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't stop reading, and usually stayed up to 11:00 reading it. That's always a good sign. I love mystery/crime cause it always leaves you guessing, combine that with super-human teenagers, and you have a winner.

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blue_bear_910
Aug 25, 2014

Amazing and awesome. A really good book.

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black_owl_71
Jun 25, 2014

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.

jys680 Mar 15, 2014

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

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callmeprincess
Dec 15, 2013

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!

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Angelfairley
Nov 13, 2013

Best book i have read so far

JewelMcLatchy Nov 05, 2013

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.

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MADKC4Ever
Oct 27, 2013

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!

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plcole66062
Oct 19, 2013

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.

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megami2088 Jul 25, 2014

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

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MADKC4Ever
Oct 27, 2013

"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!"

black_cobra_252 Jul 20, 2013

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

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black_cobra_252 Jul 20, 2013

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!

kmyers0001 Jun 05, 2013

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

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