Monday, 27 October 2014

Review - Confessions: The Paris Mysteries

Confessions: The Paris Mysteries
Confessions Series, book 3
by James Patteson and Maxine Paetro
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pub. Date: October 6, 2014
ISBN: 978-0316370844
Pages: 320
Buy Link: Amazon


It seems author James Patterson is unstoppable with at least one new novel being released monthly. With more than 300 million copies sold worldwide, it is no wonder why the author is so popular with children and adults. When he isn't writing the newest Alex Cross installment, another Murder Mystery Club or a sequel to the Middle Grade adventures, the author finds time to co-author the young adult Confessions series with author Maxine Paetro.

The third installment of the series was released this month, titled Confessions: The Paris Mysteries, which once again follows Tandy Angel and her siblings, but this time (Yep, you guessed it!) they are in Paris. After being accused of murdering their parents in book 1, Confessions of a Murder Suspect and solving the a series of murders at a private in school in Confessions: The Private School Murders, the Angel children need a bit of rest, but it seems trouble follows them no matter where they head to.

Tandy is devastated when her boyfriend, James Rampling, suddenly dumps her for no reason whatsoever. It seems murder is never too far behind when her twin brother, Harry, is accused of murder and once again Tandy must go into detective mode to save her family. Speaking of family, Tandy discovers a locked room while snooping around inside her grandmother's house and finds evidences that suggests that her older sister, Katherine, may be still be alive, somewhere!

I have to admit that I think the Confessions series is a bit weird, especially since it is known that the kids' parents fed them (unknowingly) mood, mind, and body-altering drugs, which has caused each Angel kid to block off their emotions, well except for anger. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy reading the series, but with each new book, the weirder the storyline gets, but I guess that is what the authors attended to do that way the readers will look forward to the next book in the series. And guess what? The third installment doesn’t exactly tie up the drama, actually it expands on it and leaves the reader asking more questions about what is going on. Overall, Confessions: The Paris Mysteries has plenty of mystery and suspense to satisfy most fans of the series, but I do recommend new readers to read the first book in the series as jumping right into the this novel will make your head spin a bit.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

About the Authors:

James Patterson is the internationally bestselling author of the Confessions, Maximum Ride, Witch & Wizard and Alex Cross series, as well as the Middle School, I Funny, Daniel X and Treasure Hunters books. His books have sold more than 275 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Maxine Paetro has also collaborated with James Patterson on the bestselling Women's Murder Club series and the Private series. She lives with her husband in New York State.

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