Patterson teams up with Maxine Paetro to give us one of the
best teen mysteries I’ve read in a while. Sixteen-year-old
Tandy Angel is awakened in the middle of the night to learn
that the New York City police are on their way to the Angel
family’s penthouse apartment in the exclusive and expensive
Dakota apartment building. She answered the door to two NYPD
detectives responding to a call from that apartment. Though
Tandy assured them no one called because everyone was asleep,
they assured her someone called saying there was an emergency.
When Tandy started to wake her parents, the detectives insisted
on going with her. As she approached her parents’ suite,
the detectives pushed past her and entered Malcolm and Maud
Angel’s bedroom before her. She saw her parents lying
dead in their bed and her world fell apart.
Tandy’s parents had been murdered! The doors had all
been locked, and nobody could get into the apartment without
a key. The killer had to be one of them, Tandy or her three
brothers. It seemed inconceivable, but there was no one else.
Tandy couldn’t trust any of them, not even herself.
The Angels were far from a normal family. Tandy knew she would
have to find the killer herself.
Confessions of a Murder Suspectis one book you can’t
put down. From beginning to end, the story goes fast, moving
from one crisis to the next as four frightened and confused
children find themselves accused of murdering their parents.
The story gets more complicated the more they learn. The characters
are different, yes, but believable all the same. No profanity
or sex scenes mar the story and the violence is minimal. Emma
Galvin does a wonderful job of making the story live. Listen
to Confessions of a Murder Suspectand enjoy a great