Sunday, 27 April 2014

Confessions: The Private School Murders (Confessions #2) by James Patterson

Confessions: The Private School Murders (Confessions, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
In the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Murder Suspect, James Patterson keeps the confessions coming breathlessly as Tandy Angel delves deeper into her own tumultuous history-and proves that she can rise above the sordid Angel legacy.

Wealthy young women are being murdered on Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side, and the police aren't looking for answers in the right places. Enter Tandy Angel. The first case she cracked was the mystery of her parents' deaths. Now, while she's working to exonerate her brother of his glamorous girlfriend's homicide, she's driven to get involved in the West Side murder spree.

One of the recent victims was a student at Tandy's own elite school. She has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer, but the NYPD isn't listening to her...and Tandy can't ignore the disturbing fact that she perfectly fits the profile of the killer's targets. Can she untangle the mysteries in time? Or will she be the next victim?

Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Confessions: The Private School Murders (Confessions, #2)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Tandy may have gotten over her parent’s murder case, but now her brother Matthew is in prison for murdering his girlfriend, whilst another killer stalks central park and seems to be murdering private school students.
Who murdered Matthew’s girlfriend? And can Tandy find out before it’s too late?

After reading book 1 in this series, I wasn’t going to read book 2, but after reading the first few pages to discover it was the same characters, it bugged me that I hadn’t finished the book, and surprisingly I was glad that I did read it!

Tandy was like a different person in this book. Her thought processes were so normal compared to in book 1, and I really couldn’t believe the difference! I liked that she was so smart, I liked that she was so determined, and I liked that she actually started to care about people, even to the extent that she remembered that she had previously been in love!

The plotline was much better too, and the courtroom scenes concerning her brother Matthew were pretty good! I liked that we kind-of got 3 storylines rolled into one in this, and I still can’t get over how different this was to book 1!
There was a touch of romance, but the mystery was definitely the best part of this book for me.
The end was also good, although I wasn’t really bowled over by the cliff-hanger. I will probably pick up the next book in this series now though.
Overall; a good YA murder/mystery story,
7 out of 10.

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