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Confessions: The Paris Mysteries by James Patterson Book Review

The City of Lights sets the stage for romance, drama and intrigue in the latest Confessions novel from the world's bestselling mystery writer!

After investigating multiple homicides and her family's decades-old skeletons in the closet, Tandy Angel is finally reunited with her lost love in Paris. But as he grows increasingly distant, Tandy is confronted with disturbing questions about him, as well as what really happened to her long-dead sister. With no way to tell anymore who in her life she can trust, how will Tandy ever get to the bottom of the countless secrets her parents kept from her? James Patterson leads this brilliant teenage detective through Paris on a trail of lies years in the making, with shocking revelations around every corner.

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I felt like this book was probably my least favorite of the series. I felt like Tandy was all over the place and everything that happened was kind of spastic. Like she was with James for literally two chapters and then she spends the rest of the book bemoaning the fact that he's left her. And then loosing sleep over what she was going to do without him there and how she was going to be able to get him back. It seemed a bit ridiculous. I think the plot was pretty good overall. I mean it stuck with things that had been hinted or mentioned in the previous books and now they get some light. Some of the things did seem a bit fantastic but this is a very fantastic group of characters so I can't really say anything. Speaking of characters, I really enjoyed spending time with the Angel's again. I really like all the characters, the siblings and their Uncle Jacob. They're unique and interesting. And pretty funny. 

This book reads very quickly and is pretty exciting. Not quite as exciting as the other two books but still things are happening and the Angels lead a very interesting life. However a few of these events, namely one that relates to Tandy's dead sister, seemed a little questionable. Why was this happening now? Why wouldn't they have heard about this, etc. The ending also seemed off and very sudden. So much happened in the last chapter or two and it left me putting down the book when I'd finished and trying to figure out what had just happened and if there had been any hints that it would happen.

Overall, I was disappointed with this book. Tandy seemed too up and down to me, maybe that's what the author wanted to portray, based on the ending, but it still made me dislike it. The ending was surprising and almost didn't seem to fit with the book. I'm assuming there's going to be another book in this series and I hope it will be able to turn the series back in the right direction. I'm giving The Paris Mysteries 2 out of 5 flowers.
Sara Bennett, someone more likely to be found in bed, curled up with a good book, than out at a sports game or gig (although she's pretty addicted to music too). Hoping for a better world, believing in her Savior, daydreaming of One Direction, hanging out with friends, or where she may be...there's always a little voice inside wondering if it's almost time to return to the books sitting on her shelf. In short, an average young woman with a book in hand and a dream to write one day.

4 comments:

  1. Ugh. So disappointing! And after all the time that they'd spent apart already, he goes and leaves her? I was looking forward to reading this book because I'm a huge fan of this series as well. I don't know what to do with myself now... I really hope there will be a good follow up to this book to make up for this sham. >.<

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    1. I agree with you, I was expecting something totally different based on the second book. I'm hoping the next one won't be so much of a disappointment :/

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  2. Bummer that this wasn't better. It is tough when you love a series and then a bad book shows up out of nowhere.

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    1. Yeah, it's too bad. I'm still holding out hope that the series will be redeemed though :)

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