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Confessions of a Murder Suspect

Confessions of a Murder Suspect  - Maxine Paetro, James Patterson Find this at City of Books! 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 (Tandy's mother and father) were murdered and Tandy saw them last. The police's only suspects are Tandy and her siblings. Could Tandy or one of her siblings have murdered them? The Angel family certainly has a lot of secrets, can Tandy solve the mystery? I really loved the writing style of this book. It was written in such a visual and personal way that you felt like Tandy was telling you her story in real life. Tandy spoke to the reader directly and this style was a unique way to tell the story. I don't have much to complain about this book. I loved the mystery and intrigue of the Angel Family. Each character in the Angel Family had pretty distinct personalities and roles in the story. My main complaint is how the story didn't wrap up nicely. The book ended with so many questions unanswered and I felt letdown. The book's ending was disappointing because the murder mystery was solved yet there were so many unresolved conflicts. In a mystery you would expect that all mysteries would be solved but this isn't the case. I think Patterson could have resolved all of the conflicts in this book. Confessions of A Murder Suspect was a quick, fun, and fastpaced mystery but I just wish it answered all of my questions and resolved all conflicts. Otherwise I did enjoy this book and I do look forward to reading Along Came A Spider and the sequel to this book!3.5 Stars