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 suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 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?
I can’t believe I had never heard of this series until recently. I just happened across it when I was perusing the book store one night. I already had an arm load of books for Christmas presents, and the first two of this series were in paperback, right at eye level, so I had to grab them. Right?
I love James Patterson books and am always a fan of YA. I like so many things about this book. I love the NYC setting.
The cast of characters is fantastic and eccentric. Tandy is right up my alley. She’s quirky and intelligent and OCD and loves solving crimes. Matty is the beloved athlete. Harry is Tandy’s twin and the calmest, laid back, and most emotional of the Angel children. And then there’s Hugo. Hugo is fantastic. He is a little on the wild side. He’s kind of like a bull in a China shop. Just love him. The family dynamic here is very interesting. They have all the money and prestige in the world, but a family bond really isn’t there. There are things called Big Chops that are used as punishment. Very interesting, indeed.
I love the mystery and trying to find out what happened to the elder Angels. As with most James Patterson books, this was a very quick read. It kept me turning the pages. And although I’m not usually a fan of leaving strings untied at the end of books, I didn’t mind it with this one. I knew there was more coming, and I had the book on my shelf just waiting for me to pick it up.
I am loving this series… currently halfway through the second book.
I give Confessions of a Murder Suspect 5 out of 5 bookmarks.