Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Book Review: Confessions of a Murder Suspect

TITLE: Confessions of a Murder Suspect
Book 1 in the Teen Detective series
AUTHOR: James Patterson and Maxine Paetan
PUBLISHED: September 2012
GENRE: Mystery, realistic fiction
PREMISE: Tandy finds her parents murdered in their bed and a whole slew of family secrets come out as she investigates her own family members.
MY REVIEW: Patterson books are often a mixed bag for me, particularly when it's ones he's co-written. But this one, I got into. True, like all of his, it's not overly complicated but if you want a good old fashioned murder mystery it does the trick.
I think most of the appeal in this one comes from the interesting family dynamics. Plus there's a promise of ongoing investigations in the future and heaven knows, I'm a sucker for teen sleuths (blame Nancy Drew).
If you're a Patterson fan this book will be right up your alley. If you're a mystery fan, you can probably get into it. It's a decent start on what looks like will be a fun mystery series. Not groundbreaking by any means, but you could certainly do a lot worse.
WHO SHOULD READ: James Patterson fans, mystery fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five sassy teen sleuths

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