The Private School Murders

The Private School Murders

Confessions Series, Book 2

eBook - 2013
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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...
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780316242295
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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May 20, 2015

Tandy Angel has more than enough on her plate without not one, but two murder mysteries. But that doesn’t stop her from doing whatever she can to solve them. When her life has been turned upside down, she figures it’s better to do something than nothing. The Private School Murders is the second book in the Confessions series, and Tandy’s log of all of the crazy things going on in her life, from long-lost love, to all-new emotions.

While I found the ending of this book too perfect and miraculous, the events leading up to it kept me hooked page after page. Just when you think something can go right, it goes wrong, right up until the end where everything turns around, and Tandy gets what she lost and more.

When I started reading the book, I was irritated by the characters’ superiority. People don’t have to be rich to be smart, or geniuses to be cool, worthwhile, or get anything done. I actually felt bad about myself reading this, as if I was wasting my life. While I was bugged by the almost Mary-Sue superiority of the characters, they grew on me, and by the end, I was rooting for them. I just wanted things to turn out more realistically. The ending reminded me of a fairy tale, like Cinderella, or Snow White.

Either way, if the sequel the book sets up for comes out, I will read it, and anyone who likes a multilevel mystery with layers of intrigue will find some interest in this book. Just remember that it is fiction, and does not need to be one hundred percent realistic.

JewelMcLatchy Jun 12, 2014

Enjoyed the continuation of the first in the series, but found it a bit disjointed in places. There wasn't a lot of character development or growth, but the overall story was still interesting, if somewhat full of "but what about...'s"

Apr 06, 2014

I would say this is equal to the first book in the series. I like the characters more and the simple twists and turns.

jys680 Mar 15, 2014

I hope Confessions featuring Tandy Angel and family will be an on going series, if so, I will be sure to keep reading.


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