James Patterson brings us a new detective series with co-author Maxine Paetro, but this time for the teen crowd. Confessions follows the infamous and wealthy Angel family, both parents and children known for their eccentricities.
The Angel family is one that is unique, to say the least; one that most people could not normally relate to in any way. I was first hesitant about being able to really dive into this book because of this lack of relating to the main characters. However, Patterson and Paetro quickly turned these characters inside out; instead of viewing them from the outside, they created sympathetic characters as their secrets and turmoils were revealed. Combine the insider's views with Patterson's usual short chapters, and I found myself unable to put down either of these books. The sequel only improved as the characters became more complex and new ones introduced. In fact, I read both of these titles in less than three days!
If you are looking for a fast-paced thriller, filled with suspense at every turn, I would recommend you pick up Confessions of a Murder Suspect. Unfortunately, you will have to wait until Tuesday, October 7, 2013 for Confessions: The Private School Murders. I think it will be worth the wait though!
Thank you to Little, Brown and Big Honcho Media for reviews copies of both of these books!
Have you read Tandy's murder confessionals yet? What is your favorite Patterson book or collaboration?