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Confessions of a Murder Suspect (Confessions #1)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  15,861 ratings  ·  1,759 reviews
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: She was the last person to see her parents alive. The police have no suspe
Paperback, Large Print, 372 pages
Published September 24th 2012 by Little, Brown and Company (first published January 1st 2012)
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As an avid reader I've obviously been familiar with James Patterson, but I had yet to try one of his books. I decided to take the plunge with this new one of his that lured with me talks of dark secrets, murders, and teen detectives. While I can't compare it with his other works, I ended up feeling very satisfied with it. He has an easy to read writing style with incredibly short chapters that makes it almost impossible to put it down since "Just one more chapter" would only take another few min ...more
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So this was my first James Patterson book, Confessions of a Murder Suspect. He’s a big author, I believe he was the top paid (or at least in the top 5) author last year or this year; and after what I just read, I don’t think I want the exact facts. I’d rather not know about how much this author makes… or maybe I would. The only reason I would is so that I can somehow justify what he just wrote as a severe lack of time. I can’t tell you how man

I am unsatisfied with this book! I had great expectations to reading Confessions of a Murder Suspect and it has left me not content.

James Patterson's Confessions of a Murder Suspect, in my opinion, this book earns 3.6 stars for a mystery book in general.

Two terrific thing about this book, was the Angel's family background. I love the idea of a mad scientist dad, with a family of kids with human-supernatural powers, just brillant! Second, I adore how James Patterson organizes the book. Co
Ashley Chen
Edit Jan 15 2013: Okay, to tell you the truth this book have been on my mind ever since I finished it and reviewed it. I have been debating whether to drop the rating down a star. The reason was because I kept on thinking to myself why the hell did I give this book a 4 stars? I kept thinking and couldn't think of reason why I gave it 4 stars (even with the 2/3 mind blowing parts). So therefore, I am going to drop this to a 3. End of Edit Jan 15 2013

Okay, I am going to do my review a little diffe
Leah (Jane Speare)
I hate forgetting to actually add my review once it's done... :P here we go:

When I picked this up from the library, I immediately went to Goodreads to see people's reviews...I don't usually do that, but I was on the fence about reading this, having only put it on hold upon reading about it in at the end of Nevermore.

I do not recommend doing that. The reviews range from "absolutely amazing!" to "what the hell did I just waste my time reading?" so it did not help me decide if I wanted to read it,
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I have never read anything by James Patterson, so when Confessions of a Murder Suspect came up in my audiobook search at the library, I thought it was a good time to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised how well the story flowed and kept me intrigued. The audiobook was read by Emma Galvin and was 6 hours, 5 minutes long.


I loved the Angel family, they were so unusual and original. I love learning more about the family, the big chops and the reward adventures they would go on.

This story
This book.. I have so many mixed feelings about this book. From the start I was so intrigued because the main character herself was unsure of her own innocence, but that made sense and was completely explained in just a few chapters. The further I read the more and more convoluted things got and more twisted everyone became. Everyone looked like a suspect, but if you read enough murder mystery stories it is admittedly pretty easy to step outside the box and guess what happened.

The parents.. I d
wow this was very good.
The family is quirky and the story unfolds a little oddly - you're left without all the answers to the questions....but you don't need them all now. Just the answer to one big question will do.

I loved Tandy, even though she's OCD and definitely has some odd quirks
Matty/Mathew was a great 'older' opinion but a little gruff and grumpy, the perfect offset
Harry was also great, being her twin and all he just knew her!
and even Hugo with his wild "swim hard or die" attitude was s
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I would give this a 2.5/5. It wasnt really my kind of book but I got tricked into reading it by the pretty cover. It was a murder mystery. It wasnt a quirky Nancy Drew style story. It wasnt haunting like the red and black cover might suggest. It wasnt romantic like most YA. It was just a murder mystery.

Tandy's parents are killed in the middle of the night, in their tightly locked up apartment. So the cops' prime suspects are Tandy, her twin brother Harry, their older brother Matty, and the youn
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The Angel children have always been special. They are brilliant, music prodigies, and even NFL football stars. Their parents own a big pharmaceutical company and they live in the Dakota building in New York City. When their parents are found dead in bed, the children become the murder suspects. There's 16 year old Tandy (short for Tandoori) and her
Dark Faerie Tales
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Quick & Dirty: Patterson does not disappoint in this teen mystery. It’s filled with relatable characters and a mysterious story plot that will leave you wanting more.

Opening Sentence: I have some really bad secrets to share with someone, and it might as well be you — a stranger, a reader of books, but most of all, a person who can’t hurt me.

The Review:

I’m a fan of James Patterson and the amazing books that he and his writing partners have written. They are
I honestly feel no satisfaction after reading this book. It was flat, boring and anti-climatic. I hated the second person narration sections because it felt so... fake. It felt as though the author was trying to make you want to find out what happens, teasing you, but it honestly made me not even care what the truth was. The book wasn't awful, I didn't have an awful time reading it, and it was easy enough to get through, but I just hated too much about it. It was so weak to me that if I ever see ...more
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16-year-old Tandy and her siblings are the only people in the house the night their parents are discovered dead.
Who killed Tandy’s parents? And why did they name her Tandoori?

The characters in this were all nuts, and the storyline was pretty darn boring considering that people were dead!

I didn’t like Tandoori, and not just because I wasn’t a fan of her name. She just said the strangest things, she thought the strangest things, her upbringing was bizarre, and s
Kate ★
I feel so bad having to rate this as two stars because I am a James Patterson fan. However, I could not really lie to myself so I'm just going to have to put in my honest review.

I started out liking the book. Parents found murdered inside their own room with 3 of their children inside the house. How was it possible that no one heard them scream? How was it possible that they were killed right under the residents' noses? Who had the motive for doing such a horrendous act?

As the story went deeper,
Christine X
Actual rating : 3.5 stars.



Okay. So the first thing you can see is a bunch of Sues; all the Angel family are rich, pretty/handsome, extremely smart, talented in many areas, and centre of the spotlight. And they know it; which is even worse. We were sociopaths; even with our remarkable IQs we couldn't deny that yes, we could react perfectly under enormous pressure, and that, most of all, made us sociopaths.

I disliked this with a fiery passion.

Our MC, Tandy (what kind of name is
Lauren Stoolfire
James Patterson managed to exceed my expectations with Confessions of a Murder Suspect! The novel focuses on the alleged locked room, double-homicide of Malcolm and Maud Angel, billionaire geniuses and residents of The Dakota in NYC. The prime suspects are their eerily perfect children, Matt, Tandy, Harry, and Hugo who were all at home at the time of the murders except for Matt. Tandy realizes she will have to step up and look into the crime herself because she and her siblings understood their ...more
Paige Gill
I've just finished the book, and I really don't know how to feel! This is the first James Patterson book I've read, and I think I may be being generous with the star rating.

At first, I loved the story; I was swept up in the mystery and couldn't wait to find out what had happened to the Angel parents, and I felt like the main protagonist was so interesting and unique to any other character I'd read about in young adult literature, but it really didn't last long. The whole thing felt very repetiti
Shelbi Adams
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Difficult review.


First, we are introduced to the Angel family, and what a bunch of freaks they proved to be. The father created drugs to be fed to the children so that they can be extraordinary human beings. It’s like they are creating from their very own dystopian society. The children know that they are different than everyone else but they just accept it as some kind of Angel’s family trademark. In short, the family is majorly screw-up. The father even slept with his eldest son’s girlfrien
I greatly disliked Patterson's writing style. I get everyone loves him, the crime stuff or whatever. However, keep in mind I'm sixteen coming in here and such.

I don't think it was all that bad in the way of all of the major events being *bang-bang-bang* one after the other. There's still a bit of that, though not as much as in the other YA books of his that I've read.

The thing I hated the -most- though is the story repetitively breaks the story line to talk directly to the reader. You just can't
Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale
First off I just want to say that I absolutely love this cover. It is extremely eye catching and just overall gorgeous. I love the red and black. It's very mysterious and definitely draws you in.

I really liked this book. It's not an in your face, action packed kind of novel. Confessions makes you think. It's a great young detective story.

After discovering that her parents have been murdered, Tandy seeks out to find the killer. It takes her to places that she never thought she would go. Her sear
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James Patterson is an author that everyone seems to love. I had read the first book in his Maximum Ride series but I really didn't like it. I also read the first two books in his Witch and Wizard series but I still didn't think Patterson was an amazing writer. Confessions of a Murder Suspect definitely made me appreciate Patterson and his writing style.

Confessions of a Murder Suspect is told from the point of view of Tandoori Angel or Tandy. Malcolm and Maud Angel (
Akeliah Lee
'Confessions of A Murder Suspect' by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, is an outstanding story to read. I would recommend this book to my friends due to it's mysteries, characters, and connection you could feel with the characters. The main character in this book is Tandy Angel. She is the daughter of the murdered parents, Malcolm and Maud Angel. Tandy is trying to figure out who killed her parents and why. You could get lost and surprised in the mystery that goes on.

The tone you will feel in
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I didn't know how to feel about this book when I finished it. I didn't know whether I liked it or hated it. I also think I am being a little generous with the star-rating. So maybe I'm leaning more towards didn't like. But there's a reason for my mixed opinion. This book was confused. I mean it was written that way.

Tandy was the daughter of the Angels, an elite family well known for the amazingly talanted offspring they produced. Every single one of there children have a talent. Tandy the unemo
Tandoori Angel, better known as Tandy, prime suspect in the murder of her parents, decides that she is the best person to solve that crime. Said parents make the average tiger parents seem like kittens and, not surprisingly, the four surviving Angel each excel in their chosen endeavors, ranging from art to football. Their parents had also raised them to be sociopathic, so its not particularly surprising that the four of them catch the attention of the duo of detectives assigned to the case. Even ...more
Ian Wood
This is the first Maxine Paetro novel I've ever read and as long as we're all about confessions, I have to confess I started out not liking it and continued that way until I hated it. It's a bizarre story about abusive parents who might well have earned what they got! I have read James Patterson before. I read one or two of his Alex Cross books, but I was not impressed enough to start reading anything else of his, and especially not after finishing this one.

I know the cover is largely outside of
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Pensei que depois do Alex Cross, não ia conseguir ir à bola com mais nenhum dos livros dele, mas este livro veio mostrar-me que estava errada (e ainda bem). [image error]

A personagem principal deste livro é a Tandy, que tem 3 irmãos, que são o Matty que tem 24 anos, o Harry que é irmão gémeo dela e que tem 16 anos e o Hugo que tem 10 aninhos (tinham outra irmã, mas esta morreu na África do Sul , num acidente). Os pais deles morrem e os principais suspeitos são os próprios filhos, pois o prédio o
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“I knew my transformation was complete when Dr.Keyes asked, "How are you feeling today, Tandy?" and I responded "I'm not” 16 likes
“I'm glad I'm feeling this way. I'm really glad."

Dr. Keyes looked rather dismayed. "Really, sweetheart?"

"Yes. And I don't want to let it go. Not yet. I'm just starting to feel it. And it feels...I don't know. Right, I guess. Maybe even...good.”
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