Review of Confessions: The Private School Murders

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 next victim?

I am on a James Patterson kick lately and luckily I liked Confessions: The Private School Murders even more than the first book in the series. They were great summer reads, a little humor, a little mystery and easy-going.

  • I seriously enjoy Tandy so much. I want to be friends with her so bad. I actually could see myself being her best friend, like the girl in the book! I don’t remember her name, C, or something like that, calls and bugs her about reading a book. Who does that remind you of?
  • I liked the plot in this one, but it was odd because there were two plots. I think that the book could have mainly focused on Matthew’s trial and it would have been more complete.
  • The new mystery man in the story was interesting. I really enjoyed how he dealt with the children and gave the stable “parentage” they really were lacking.

  • The original plot, the private school murders, really was just not necessary. They “kinda” tie together, but I think that Tandy could have just started working as a detective on her brother’s case instead of delving as minimally into the private school murders as she did. I was actually confused at the end of the book because I didn’t remember how the whole private school murder situation played out.


  1. I haven't read this one but I saw another review about it and I confess I'm curious since.

  2. Unfortunately I am not a Patterson fan, not my kind of books, but it's great that the sequel was even better than the first. Sequels for the win! :)
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

  3. I haven't read any of the Petterson's YA mystery novels but this one seems really interesting. I love how mysterious it sounds even though I don't like overly complicated plots. But still I'll have to give this one a try. Great review, Missie :)

  4. I've never read anything by Patterson but I feel like I really need to. I like the sound of these books so I think I'll start with these! Great review :)

    Laura @ What's Hot?


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