The Private School Murders

Book - 2013
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Tandy Angel struggles to remember key details about her passionate love affair with the handsome son of a family enemy while tackling two cases including a wrongful homicide charge against her brother and a series of murders occurring on New York's Upper West Side.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, ©2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316207652
Characteristics: 422 pages ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Paetro, Maxine - Author
Alternative Title: Private school murders.


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Sep 28, 2020

Tandy and her family are again in trouble. Her brother, Matthew, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. Dangerous creatures like snakes and deadly spiders have invaded the Dakota apartment building where they live, and several young girls from private schools like Tandy's have been shot and killed. Suddenly Tandy finds herself trying to solve three cases at once, but she is distracted because she has remembered something that Fable Haven tried to take away from her: memories of the boy she loves.
This was another good story by Patterson and Paetro. The character of Tandy is such an interesting and unique character as are her brothers and their friends. In this story; however, Tandy is almost overshadowed by the three mysteries she is trying to solve. The book would have been better if more time was spent on the development of one of the three cases rather than suddenly solving all three near the end of the book. I'm still looking forward to reading the third book in the series, Confessions, The Paris Mysteries.

Jun 13, 2018

so far im loving the series!

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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