Saturday, 19 April 2014

Confessions of a Murder Suspect (Confessions #1) by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Confessions of a Murder Suspect (Confessions, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, their daughter Tandy knows just three things: 1) She was one of the last people to see her parents alive. 2) The suspect list only includes Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone--maybe not even herself.

As Tandy sets out to clear the family name, she begins to recall flashes of experiences long buried in her vulnerable psyche. These memories shed light on her family's dark secrets, and digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs proves to be a disturbing and dangerous game. Who knows what any of the Angels are truly capable of?

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson

My rating: 2.25of 5 stars

Confessions of a Murder Suspect (Confessions, #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
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 she didn’t even show how upset she was that her parents were dead. It was no wonder that she was a suspect!

The storyline in this was okay I suppose, but the execution let it down. Every character in this book was psychologically damaged in some way, and even the stories about their childhood were just bizarre, and not in a good way. I got really fed up of this crazy nonsense pretty early on, and could not finish this fast enough. If these were real people I’d be calling a psychiatrist to section them all, and probably calling social services to have the children taken away, as Tandoori’s parents were pretty shocking parents. Telling your child that they’re ‘damaged’ because they show emotion is absolutely terrible, and disowning your three-year-old for being afraid on a rollercoaster is utterly nutty.
The ending was okay, and I was glad to find out what actually happened. I was also glad that it was over though.
Overall; crazy characters and a messed up storyline,
4.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, if this kind of story is boring then there is no hope, but I kinda like the idea of crazy characters.