Friday, March 15, 2013
Confessions of a Murder Suspect
Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Tandoori "Tandy" Angel and her brothers aren't sure that they loved their super-rich, super-demanding, super-strict parents Malcolm and Maud Angel.
Maybe they did, maybe they didn't.
They aren't sure their parents loved them, either.
Either way, Malcolm and Maud are dead.
There are only a few suspects in the murder case. Tandy is one of them. And she's not entirely sure she's innocent.
This is a quick-moving narrative with Patterson's signature short chapters. Lots of suspicicious behavior and lots of red herrings make a page-turning murder mystery with plenty of teen appeal. Although the author's website lists Confessions as a stand-along book, there are enough left-over clues on the final page to keep a series running for a few years.
Sexual situations are implied and entirely off-page. On-page violence is mostly minor (a ten year old boy uses a baseball bat as a weapon). Cussing is mild and infrequent. A fun, fast read for ages 12 to adult.