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Author: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro Narrator: Emma Galvin Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Confessions Series Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781619691971
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James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family and the dark secrets they are keeping from one another.

On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can’t trust anyone, maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud’s intense perfectionist demands, no child could have come away undamaged. Tandy decides she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents’ affairs is a dangerous and revealing game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Patterson and Paetro deliver a fast-paced mystery. The unconventional characters add tension and excitement to the story, as each child reacts to the murders in a different way…Recommended for middle-school fans of realistic fiction/action thrillers or lovers of books with strong female protagonists.”


  • “Tandy’s determined to find the killer and discovers a few things about herself along the way. The story is narrated by Tandy in short chapters written in a confessional tone; they move the plot along, but are light on true crime investigation.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Fans of Patterson’s fast-paced style and surprising plot twists will embrace the beginning of another series.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The complex, clever plot keeps the pages turning as it wends its way to a surprising resolution and several cliffhangers.”

  • “Galvin makes Tandy sound youthful, angry, and strangely unemotional about losing her parents. Galvin also does a good job with Tandy’s brothers, including twin brother Harry, who comes across as sensitive and weepy. NFL star Matthew is furious, loud, and threatening, and ten-year-old Hugo is realistically upset. She also speaks in a believable New York accent for detectives as she keeps the short chapters humming along in this fast-paced story, which leaves some unanswered questions, ensuring that listeners will anticipate the next series title.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 9/16/2018

    " his James Patterson series is a fun and exciting series. I listened to all of them, one right after the other. Each book is a continuation from the last and none of them let me down. Each one just as interesting as the last and the continuous thread is more intriguing each time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Macjest | 2/11/2014

    " I'm being generous giving this a three considering how many times I rolled my eyes while listening to this. Tandoori Angel wakes up one might to discover that her parents have been murdered. They live at the Dakota. Soon she and her above average siblings are suspects. Why did I roll my eyes? Because everyone is exceedingly above average in an annoying way. Still, a few jaw droppers happened that kept my interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 2/10/2014

    " Everyone in her family is special and a sociopath....and that's all the protagonist talks about. Oh we're so crazy, oh we're so special. If I'd known what a boring ending this had I wouldn't have bothered. I never read the ending first but if I had I'd have saved myself six hours and fourteen dollars. Ugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 2/9/2014

    " James Patterson's creativity knows no bounds, confessions of a murder suspect is an example of just that. This book kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time i read this book. I finished this book in one day because i just couldn't put it down. I hope to see a sequel to this book because i absolutely adore Tandy and her family, this book has broken my scale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 2/4/2014

    " This book started out so promising but when it got towards the last couple of chapters, it completely flopped. I was hoping for some shocking or creative ending but was disappointed to find that it was instead a very humdrum finish. The writing style of the book was very interesting because the main character and narrator of the book, Tandy, spoke directly to the reader making for one very unique book. There were also a lot of lose ends that the narrator brought up and said she would explain at a later time, but never really did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lena | 2/1/2014

    " Just so many conflicting emotions and cattiness. I like James Patterson books, just not this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayley | 1/30/2014

    " I got lost sometimes but it is was full of surprises and sometimes I couldn't put the book down. Very discriptive and interesting how it came from the perspective of a teenage girl. Definately a must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/11/2014

    " Normally I like these sorts of books but the constant going back and forth between perspectives made this book difficult to read. Parents experimenting with drugs on their own children, rich people living in the exclusive Dakota, a tabloid murder mystery all sounded interesting but it just did not work out for me. Maybe James Patterson should try to focus on quality versus quantity published. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 1/5/2014

    " This was pretty amazing. I borrowed it from the library and finished it within 3 days! I honestly couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Winter | 1/5/2014

    " Captivating and keeps you on your toes! I never saw the ending coming! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 12/10/2013

    " Interesting premise, a girl is blamed for her parents murders. Some parts were more entertaining then others. Pretty suspenseful. I hope Mr. Patterson continues the series. It has enough promise that it could ending up being a great series.It's only the beginning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 12/1/2013

    " a sad story and a thrilling story of how Tandy tries to find out her parents' killer. A shocking ending this book has. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kentrell | 11/28/2013

    " I often dabble into James Patterson's books. I am quite fond of his style, it's intriguing. I thought the ending would go a little different, however, the pov was superb. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 11/21/2013

    " I listened to this and the copy I had did not indicate the title was YA or J. I probably would have borrowed it anyway, but the tone did put me off. The story is simplistic, the writing technique a tad annoying and the resolve of the mystery - a real let down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Su | 9/5/2013

    " Surprisingly good. A book for young adults but a quick, "different" sort of read for adults as well. This is the first in a new series called "Teen Detective." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shiela | 8/30/2013

    " Meh, the end was a total cop out, not much character depth and slower than what we're use to with Patterson's books (although I think its pretty same to assume that he doesn't really write them anymore anyways). Take it or leave it, you won't be missing much either way. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shauna | 7/22/2013

    " I just couldn't finish this book. The style was horrible and written like a 14 year old amateur fanfiction writer. It's another case of a good idea written by a terrible writer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leann | 4/13/2013

    " The suspense is good for most of the novel. I don't like Patterson talks to the reader... Kind of annoying the end sucks, big key down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandee | 11/10/2012

    " As far as James Patterson and adolescent lit goes, this book was pretty good. I only gave it three stars because I wasn't expecting it to lead into a series. However, I enjoyed Tandy as a possible "unreliable" narrator, and I look forward to hearing more of her Confessions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Khadija | 9/29/2012

    " nice book .... i love the writing style how tandy addresses the reader personally and i was satisfied with the ending ...... how things turned out was great but some mysteries remained unsolved so i am expecting the second part ...... and the name of the main character was just awesome tandoori haha "

About the Author

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 375 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrator

Emma Galvin won the 2011 Audie Award for best fiction narration, was a finalist for the Audie Award in 2012, and won six AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations. A graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, her film appearances include My Suicidal Sweetheart, A Perfect Fit, and The Big Bad Swim. She has performed in several regional theater productions, including Love Punky, The Power of Birds, and The Realm.