In a series of grisly crimes, wealthy young women are being murdered throughout the city. And Tandy Angel wants to know who’s responsible. One of the recent victims was a student at Tandy’s own elite private school, and she has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer. Can she untangle the mysteries in time?
Or will she be the next victim?
I don't even remember it, but I know it happened. Hugo was the only one who saw it. I flew into the apartment in a rage screaming, "They killed her. They killed her!". My foot crashed through Robert's screen with the force of a wrecking ball.
Malcolm latched onto the trophy, like Matty should hand it over. "Remember, you owe everything to us," he went on. That did not go over well with Matty. To say the least. And that's when he hurled the Heisman trophy through the living room window, less than two inches above my head.
Harry was only 10 the first time he played Carnegie Hall. He was amazing. The youngest solo pianist in Carnegie Hall's history. Malcolm came late. Maud left early. Why couldn't my parents see his potential?
Hugo was taking a baseball bat to the furniture in his room, which had been designed with some ordinary rich kid in mind. All reminders of Angel wealth and perfection were quickly being decimated.
Malcom & Maud
She was a woman of many secrets. The SEC had filed a formal charge against Maud. She promoted Angel Pharma's stock and got all of her clients to buy in, but the company was crashing. She would have been indicted, for insider trading and for fraud.
C.P. was a tarnished Queen Bee who was dethroned last year when she cheated on her finals and was ratted out by her clique-mates. Because of a massive donation by her parents to our school, she got to stay for our junior year, but she'd dumped her friends and become a self-defined loner.
Jacob Perlman was a retired Israeli commando. He'd rescued hostages from terrorists, disarmed and killed a suicide bomber, and evacuated a school minutes before it was hit by a missile. If anyone tried to mess with the Angel kids from now on, they were gonna get a beat-down.
After my parents' deaths, I ransacked Maud's office and found a hidden newspaper article. Below the headline was a photograph of James. Just the sight of him knocked the wind out of me.
"She was depressed actually…Her brother moved out to BU last semester, and the two of them were really close. Adele didn't exactly love her parents, you know? I think it was like the two of them against Mom and Dad, so once she was alone…"
Lena had put a down payment on a new car and had gotten accepted early to Smith College. This doesn't really add up to suicidal depression. Not as I see it.
"Larry and Marla were so close. My daughter was absolutely devastated when he died. He had a heart attack, completely unexpected." I cleared my throat. I knew something about unexpected deaths.
There was no way to tell if Stacey was really a victim of an armed robbery, or if she was executed––just like Adele and Marla.
Tandy Angel's Confessions
A look inside the mind and life of Tandy Angel as she works to uncover the Private School Killer.
James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family... and the dark secrets they're keeping from one another.
About the Confessions Series
On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone--maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?
The cast of characters were hilarious, different, and intriguing. The plot line was addictive, and the mystery continued to stump me.