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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 dist 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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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 dist 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.

30 review for The Paris Mysteries

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

    That cliffhanger ending from Book 2 was not okAY. JAMES PATTERSON.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    This was an okay story, but the pace was a bit slow in places. We did get a couple of twists though, including someone coming back from the dead. 6 out of 10

  3. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Cook

    Firstly: Secondly: I averaged my rating for this book based on how I felt during each half. The first half was a 1.5-2 stars rating (We'll get to why in a second) The second half was a solid 4 stars. Now, let me tell you about this below-average addition to what was previously a great series. First off, this title is ridiculously inaccurate. "The Paris Mysteries", my butt. There Firstly: Secondly: I averaged my rating for this book based on how I felt during each half. The first half was a 1.5-2 stars rating (We'll get to why in a second) The second half was a solid 4 stars. Now, let me tell you about this below-average addition to what was previously a great series. First off, this title is ridiculously inaccurate. "The Paris Mysteries", my butt. There was exactly one mystery, if it could even be called that. The mystery of Katherine, which barely required Tandy to do anything but read and bossily demand people to give her answers. Well, I suppose there was the mystery of WHAT HAPPENED TO THESE CHARACTERS?? WHAT DOES THIS BOOK HAVE TO DO WITH THE REST OF THIS SERIES?,but that was more a mystery on the reader's part than on Tandy's. Let my break down this particular mystery for you all: SUSPECT NO. 1: TANDY ANGEL. Who is this chick, and what has she done with the real Tandy Angel? Because this was definitely not her. For the first half in particular, this girl was overly whiny, unobservant,annoying and just plain stupid. I loved Tandy in the first two books, but I was having trouble liking her at all in this one. She seemed like an entirely different person. I mean, the second half of this book, she was more like her old self, but for the first half I was completely alienated by the new Tandy. Her constant suspicion of EVERY SINGLE PERON EVER got old really fast. SO fast. There were some promising concepts thrown in, but none of them seemed to get resolution. Does Tandy think to ask Katherine about the thing with Uncle Peter? NOooO of course not. And what about the aging thing Tandy found out about, with the pills? That could've been taken so many places, but again, it almost seemed like she forgot about it by the end of the book. And I was surprised by some of the idiotic decisions she made. You find out your uncle, who lives in New York, wants to kill you and your whole family? I know what to do! Let's go back to New York! Because plot! FINAL VERDICT: WILL SOMEONE SMACK THIS GIRL'S PERSONALITY BACK INTO HER HEAD? SUSPECT NO. 2: HARRISON ANGEL. Are you telling me this totally sweet, adorable, emotional, brilliant musician is a drug addict? Unacceptable. There were next-to-no traces of the Harry I knew and loved, who was replaced by this obnoxious, self-absorbed, druggie. FINAL VERDICT: WILL THE REAL HARRISON ANGEL PLEASE STAND UP? SUSPECT NO.3: HUGO ANGEL. Isn't this kid like ten years old? Why is he acting like a surly teenager? What happened to this silly, crazy, tough little boy he was in the first two books? FINAL VERDICT: WILL HUGO'S EVIL TWIN PLEASE LEAD US TO THE REAL HUGO? SUSPECT NO.4: C.P. Excuse me, who is this boyfriend-stealer? We saw two TOTALLY POLAR OPPOSITE personalities of this girl in The Paris Mysteries. There was the funny, supportive girl from the phone call, and the cheater/boyfriend stealer, who was a COMPLETE JERK with zero regrets over stealing her ONLY FRIEND IN THE WORLD's boyfriend, and who proceeded to rub this fact in Tandy's face. I don't understand...what happened here? How did C.P. even get James's number in the first place? Why would she completely disregard girl code for a guy who broke her best friends heart? WHAT ABOUT HARRY? FINAL VERDICT: SOMEONE TREAT THIS GIRL FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA! SUSPECT NO.5: JAMES RAMPLING. What is up with this guy? Were we getting a different view of this guy than he actually was because of Tandy? Or is this another 180 personality switch? I mean, he was being all romantic in the beginning of this book (for, you know, the thirteen pages he was actually present), and then, what, a MONTH later, after leaving Tandy for her safety because he loves her SOO DANG MUCH, he's hooking up with her best friend? Is this seriously the guy Tandy was fawning over for two and a half books? Are we sure? Because I see no carried over personality traits from what she described. When Tandy confronted him, he was so casual about everything, like "Oh hey yeah what's up, yeah we totally had something but it totally was no biggie right?" Are you actually kidding me. Really. This from the guy who wrote those postcards in book 2? Who was so concerned over Tandy's safety, he would do whatever it took to protect her? Nope. Something went wrong here. FINAL VERDICT: ...WHAT... SUSPECT NO.6: KATHERINE ANGEL. What a cliche. And who didn't see it coming? The classic dead-loved-one-is-actually-alive-SURPRISE cliche. Seriously, have I used the word cliche enough yet? It's not that I don't like her, she's fascinating, and I would love to see more from her, but THE PREDICTABILIY killed me. FINAL VERDICT: PLOT DEVICE How I would sum up the mystery of why these characters were so different, in the worst possible way: *Le conversation between James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, Part 1* James: *calls Maxine* "Hey, aren't we supposed to publish a new Confessions book in like 2 months?" Maxine: "Um yeah, you still haven't told me anything about the plot... or the characters... or, you know, anything at all." James: "Oh oops haha my bad. Um ok let's see. Let's...let's have James be evil, and let's make CP hook up with him, and... let's make Harry a druggie and get in lots of trouble, and Hugo getting into fights! OH, and I know! Let's make Tandy suspect Jacob for almost the entire book, even though he was perfectly trustworthy in the last book, and has been nothing but good to the Angels. And...Peter has a creepy crush and Katherine, who is TOTALLY ALIVE BTW!! I think that's enough to work with, right! Maxine:... James: Maxine?? Maxine: "Yeah sure ok whatever you want. You're the boss!" *Internally* "What is happening, how am I supposed to pull this off, DARN YOU JAMES!" James: "Awesome! Man, I'm great at this. What else was there to talk about again?" Maxine: "Um, how about a plotline?" James: "Hmmmmm..." *TO BE CONTINUED* Speaking of plot...let's talk about that for a while. And we're also going to lump my complaints about the plot in with the complaints I have about the writing style, since those are pretty closely related anyway. This book felt so completely off from the other books. It was like I was reading an entirely different series! Part of the problem was definitely the characters, but the writing itself felt different as well. It was choppy and disjointed, jumping from one chapter to the next with barely any explanation of how we got there. And I know James Patterson's thing is short chapters, but they were barely connected. I especially noticed this with the first few chapters. I felt disoriented, like I was in the middle of a whirlwind. It just jumped from one place to the next. All the stuff with James happened so abruptly I barely had time to process it. And then all of a sudden Tandy's in a room of lawyers. And then she's at some random boarding school, and... it was just ridiculous. A lot of chapters, and I mean a lot of chapters, started with Jacob waking her up by yelling. Or knocking. Or just Jacob. I think sometimes James Patterson thought, "How do I start this chapter? IDK. Let's get Jacob." And another problem I had was the constant rehashing of the other books. You don't need to explain to me that her parents are dead. Believe me, I'm aware. Yes, I do know who Matty is, stop telling me. It was a constant spoon-feeding of already-known information. Besides the writing style, the plot was very basic. You had your half fleshed ideas tossed in but never really resolved, you had your cliches, you had about fifty arguments between characters, and then some action. The fundamental plot was, "Hey, whoa, what's up with Katherine's death" and then "Where's James?" That was it. That's the whole plot. And here's the summary of the resolution: Katherine's not dead SURPRISE, and James is in New York casually cheating on Tandy. The End. There was the occasional good moment, a few good ideas, but they felt like they were just tossed in here and there without an actual plan behind them. Overall, nowhere NEAR as good as the first two books. Not even close. *Le conversation between James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, Part 2* James: "Okay, so for the plot, I want it all to lead up to Katherine's actually being alive. That'll totally shock them! NO one's ever used that twist before. And I want Tandy to find evidence of Uncle Peter being totally pervy towards Katherine. And let's throw in some stuff about Gram Hilda in there for some reason with thr side effects of the pills. Hmm, and I want there to be a fire and a car chase. And I want James to cheat on Tandy." Maxine: "...Ok...how do you want all these things to be related..." James: "We can work out the details later. Ta-ta, must go work on another book in the never-ending Maximum Ride series!" *hangs up* Maxine: "This book publishes in like two months... better make it a short and rushed! I hope the readers don't notice..." *The End* That mostly sums up my feelings on The Paris Mysteries. I think I made it sound much worse than it was, though. I did enjoy the second half of it, which was semi-similar to the previous books, which I actually thought were very good. There were a few good action scenes near the end, and it was fast-paced, which is always good. I finished it in about a day and a half. But still, this is easily the worst book in the series. I think if there's another book, I'll still read it, just because I do still care about these characters (mostly), and there are some things I want to know. What's up with Kath's baby? Where's the plotline with Peter going? Will Tandy please kick James's sorry butt to the curb? And I really REALLY want more with the side effect of the pills. Also, what about Katherine and Dominick? Questions...that will hopefully someday be answered instead of dragged out through all of eternity. *cough cough Maximum Ride series cough cough*

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Disappointing. This third romp with teenage sleuth, Tandy Angel, is not very good and doesn't even include a mystery. In "The Paris Mysteries" Tandy and her two brothers are moved to Paris by their Uncle Jacob. Naturally they live in a huge mansion because, while they were stripped of all their money in the 2nd installment, Grandma Hilda was fabulously wealthy and left them everything. Tandy meets up with James, her teenage lover, who beds her and abandons her in a Paris hotel. < Disappointing. This third romp with teenage sleuth, Tandy Angel, is not very good and doesn't even include a mystery. In "The Paris Mysteries" Tandy and her two brothers are moved to Paris by their Uncle Jacob. Naturally they live in a huge mansion because, while they were stripped of all their money in the 2nd installment, Grandma Hilda was fabulously wealthy and left them everything. Tandy meets up with James, her teenage lover, who beds her and abandons her in a Paris hotel. Then things get really depressing with Hugo starting fights and Harry descending into drugs while somehow becoming a major recording artist. If there's a mystery in here, I couldn't find it. Tandy locates a box of her dead sister's stuff which if mildly interesting but ultimately leads no where. Then, after another murder attempt, the 3 siblings flee back to New York. This book was clearly written for the money, not because someone had a great idea. The chapters are extremely short and often go nowhere. Very disappointing installment to a series which showed great promise.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bookworm007

    Now that (view spoiler)[they're back together, can't wait to read more about Tandy and James!!!!! (hide spoiler)]

  6. 5 out of 5

    Vicki

    Unfortunately I have to say that this book in the series did disappoint me. I liked it but due to so many unanswered questions and to me, undeveloped story lines, I couldn't love it. :o( I didn't see/hear the snarky Tandy from the previous books. I just feel like this book lost its pizzazz, and I hate to say that but it's true. Why have characters of major importance only to bring them in and out of existence? I can't say more or I'll give too much away, but simply suffice it to say that too muc Unfortunately I have to say that this book in the series did disappoint me. I liked it but due to so many unanswered questions and to me, undeveloped story lines, I couldn't love it. :o( I didn't see/hear the snarky Tandy from the previous books. I just feel like this book lost its pizzazz, and I hate to say that but it's true. Why have characters of major importance only to bring them in and out of existence? I can't say more or I'll give too much away, but simply suffice it to say that too much made no sense to me. Recommendation: If you read books 1 and 2, I'd still read this one because you might obviously like it better. Besides that I hate leaving books out of series, especially last books. I am still confused though!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Saskia

    SPOILERS Confessions: The Paris Mysteries is a disaster. This book is not a book. It is a collection of random plot lines and unnecessary events, strung together in no particular order. We have a house fire, an accusation of murder, a drug abusing brother, a dead but not dead sister, a mysterious and long-lost, ex-commando uncle, an all consuming love, the betrayal of a best friend, a momentarily missing child, a mental institutionalization, a few new songs, perverted letters fr SPOILERS Confessions: The Paris Mysteries is a disaster. This book is not a book. It is a collection of random plot lines and unnecessary events, strung together in no particular order. We have a house fire, an accusation of murder, a drug abusing brother, a dead but not dead sister, a mysterious and long-lost, ex-commando uncle, an all consuming love, the betrayal of a best friend, a momentarily missing child, a mental institutionalization, a few new songs, perverted letters from the other uncle to the dead sister, and we all move to Paris. That's not even close to all of the strange and disjointed things that happen. The first two books of the Confessions series were great. I liked the main character, Tandy Angel, and I liked the plot of the dead parents who ran the pharmaceutical company and who dosed their children with experimental drugs that made them smart and artsy and athletic, but since then, this book has gone off the deep end and completely diverged from the main plot line. All we got in this book that even talked about what happened in those books were letters of understanding that Tandy wrote to her parents. Nothing from their old lives was an issue anymore, Matty got to go back to playing professional football almost immediately after being accused of three murders and being torn up in the press for many weeks. None of that mattered to his employers, who rely on the public for much of their income! It was also blatantly obvious that this book was written by two authors. There were two different voices throughout the whole thing and the disjointed plot was the result. I can imagine the process of writing it being something like this: "We should start with this..." "Okay, let me just write this in, I've always wanted to write something like this," "Wait, hold on. I wasn't finished with this part, I'll just add more in here without reading the part you just wrote." "Alright, now we'll do some reminiscing." "After that I'll add some action." "I'm putting in more action of a different variety because I forgot that you just wrote some." It wasn't very realistic either. They went to school for nine pages and three periods before getting kicked out. Tandy had the ability to relocate the family over the phone and without permission in the middle of the night. I don't really think that would be possible for a sixteen year old girl in the real world, even if she does know every landmark in Bhutan in the language of Dzongkha. They let things be possible in this book that shouldn't be made possible. Hugo navigated the metro and found his favorite restaurant (A place they've only been to once before) in a strange city where he does not natively speak the language. And Tandy somehow knew he would show up there. Finally, the emotions that Tandy goes through are incredibly ridiculous. She does have the excuse of just getting off of the emotion reducing pills that her parents put her on, but it's completely over exaggerated and I laughed every time that she was sorting through her feelings. I nearly suffocated in the beginning when she reunited with her long lost and accidentally suppressed boyfriend. My favorite line was this, "Our knees touched and our feelings arced between us like lightning." I didn't know that could happen, I hope it doesn't hurt and I dearly hope it never happens to me. Overall, The Paris Mysteries was inconsistent, not well thought out, superficial and careless. I don't recommend it unless you've read the other books and, like me, have to read it because you already paid for it.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rita Shaffer

    Very disappointed in this third book. There really was no mystery and I found some parts of the book useless and rushed.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Abigail Spracklen

    Contains spoilers maybe Ugg The end of this was so unexpected Idk what to think. I hate James and Peter. (and CP but not as much). Katherine????

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sara Bennett

    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 wit 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.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Megan Pimentel

    OMG I NEED IT NOW! Can't even express how I feel every time I re read the ending of the last book, NOT COOL PATTERSON!!!!!! Gosh I can't wait for this book I need to know what happens!!!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kirsty-Marie Jones

    You see that, series? It's you and me breaking up.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany PSquared

    Audible Review I felt like this was a little disjointed. I know it's supposed to be the journal of a 16-year-old girl, so in that sense, it does read like that - scattered. I marked it 2 stars not because it was awful, but because it was "just ok".

  14. 5 out of 5

    Tanner

    Review to come. maybe, if I need to rant.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Yvonne (It's All About Books)

    Finished reading: February 20th 2017 “It was a crazy theory. But when Angels are involved, crazy is almost normal.” (view spoiler)[ This is me trying to live up to my p Finished reading: February 20th 2017 “It was a crazy theory. But when Angels are involved, crazy is almost normal.” (view spoiler)[ This is me trying to live up to my promise to finally start finishing at least a few pending series... I started the Confessions series last year and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the first book. The prose doesn't read like a train; it's probably closer to a rocket launch! Besides the lightning fast pace, the first book was also very entertaining even though the main character was quite annoying. I was looking forward to the rest of the series, but unfortunately the books so far don't exactly live up to the first book. And while The Private School Murders was still ok, I can't say the same of The Paris Mysteries. In fact, even though the prose reads just as fast as the first book, the beginning of this third book had me almost DNFing it. There is a LOT of cheesy romance involved in this one, topped with a VERY annoying main character I seem to have no further patience for. Tandy Angel managed to convince me in the first book, but now the only thing I wanted for her to shut up or disappear... Or both. I also felt the focus of this story was all wrong. For example, the whole 'superpills' angle is very intriguing, especially with such a rich potential subplot involving the 'guinea pigs'/victims. But no, the focus is on Tandy, her messed up romance and her messed up family. The Paris Mysteries is by far the weakest book of this series so far, and I'm seriously afraid of what the final book will bring. WARNING: Possible spoilers! Please don’t read this summary if you haven’t read the first two books of this series yet. I’ll keep the summary super short but it’s impossible to keep it completely spoiler-free… Tandy Angel and her brothers have been through a lot, with their parents murdered and Tandy investigating multiple homicides back home. They are ready for a fresh start, and they are about to begin a new adventure in Paris. The Angels have moved into their grandmother Hilda's mansion, but their new life in France doesn't mean they won't be getting into trouble. What about Tandy's lost love? And what really happened to their long-dead sister Katherine? There is no doubt that this series is a superfast read, but I'm having the feeling the Angel family would have worked better as a stand-alone. The sequels seem to be losing their quality and I actually struggled to finish The Paris Mysteries. Even an easy read is difficult when you despise the main character and feel the urge to vomit whenever another cheesy scene makes its appearance... And the only truly interesting angle has only been touched briefly. All in all quite a disappointment unfortunately. (hide spoiler)] P.S. Find more of my reviews here.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Teresa

    I devoured the first two books in this series within one day of started them. I started this book but the action was lackluster and then couldnt find book. Stumbled across it the other day and finally finished it. The family has fled NYC to Paris to their deceased Grandmother's estate. Upon arriving they have meetings with lawyers who lay out a very complicated future in order to inherit riches beyond anyone's dream. Tandy has a moment with James. Matty returns to NYC to fulfill his football car I devoured the first two books in this series within one day of started them. I started this book but the action was lackluster and then couldnt find book. Stumbled across it the other day and finally finished it. The family has fled NYC to Paris to their deceased Grandmother's estate. Upon arriving they have meetings with lawyers who lay out a very complicated future in order to inherit riches beyond anyone's dream. Tandy has a moment with James. Matty returns to NYC to fulfill his football career. Harry becomes a singer quite suddenly and Hugo seems to court trouble at every turn. This novel wasn't a nonstop read because more mysteries appeared without clear answers and at times it spiral out of control and by the time you processed all that info more questions appear than answers.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tgordon

    I’m almost done with this series. They are ok for young adult books but not great. They are YA books so they move fast with several well stops where I want to say “please stop, slow down and get more in depth”. However they march on. So I’m almost done with the whole series and I’m looking forward to a great climax.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ambs ❤❤

    What I enjoy most about this series is that you can see the characters grow and change. You can feel them striving towards normalcy despite everything that has happened. Of course more mysteries are developed and more secrets exposed, thus creating more mysteries and secrets. Although there are times when you can guess what is coming up, there are times when you are caught completely off-guard. My only hope is this series is wrapped before it takes the plunge off the deep-end, much like the Maxi What I enjoy most about this series is that you can see the characters grow and change. You can feel them striving towards normalcy despite everything that has happened. Of course more mysteries are developed and more secrets exposed, thus creating more mysteries and secrets. Although there are times when you can guess what is coming up, there are times when you are caught completely off-guard. My only hope is this series is wrapped before it takes the plunge off the deep-end, much like the Maximum Ride series. Thou shan't beat a dead horse! Tandy is learning a range of emotions, battling exhaustion, depression, and attempting to hold the family together while feeling like she is completely falling apart herself. Despite having her teenage moments, i.e. tantrums, she hasn't become annoying (yet). Harry is definitely finding himself, and although he has found comfort in some not-so-savory activities, he is learning to trust himself, and to be himself. He does have his selfish moments where I wanted to just smack him upside his head, but they weren't bad enough to bother too much. Hugo, so cute, but too confident for his age, which tends to cause some trouble. I think he just needs personal attention and a physical outlet for his energy and he will end up just fine. I will more than likely read on in this series, so stay tuned for my next review!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Trisha

    "I'd been savagely betrayed by so many people I had loved. I was even furious with myself for ever loving any of them." I'm so disappointed. This book felt disjointed and all over the place. The plot felt forced and so many things felt....ridiculous. The Angel family has always been quirky but for the first time...I didn't even recognized them. I don't feel like they were acting like they did in book 1 or book 2. And, probably most disappointing, is that everything I'd looked forwar "I'd been savagely betrayed by so many people I had loved. I was even furious with myself for ever loving any of them." I'm so disappointed. This book felt disjointed and all over the place. The plot felt forced and so many things felt....ridiculous. The Angel family has always been quirky but for the first time...I didn't even recognized them. I don't feel like they were acting like they did in book 1 or book 2. And, probably most disappointing, is that everything I'd looked forward to in book 1 and 2 - all the things that I felt were implied and even promised to be delivered in this one. They just....weren't. Instead I was just let down. Is there more in this series? I don't know I'll keep reading.................

  20. 4 out of 5

    Izac Gonzales

    This was the 3rd book to the "confessions" books and I have to say, I was impressed. Although it started off slower than the first 2 books, the ending had me wanting to read more. There was great character development and major plot twists.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rachael (what's wrong with me? So much)

    good book.. idk if it was me or what but i felt like it lacked some of the energy and action then the other books.. but i still LOVE ITTTT

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mackenzie Bumgarner

    This book was really good.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

    This was one of the worst books I have read in a long time. Shame on you James Patterson.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Joy (joyous reads)

    Ack. There better be more of these books!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rae Lake

    I liked this book, and I accidentally read book 3 before I read book 2 and I was still able to keep up with everything. In this book Tandy is back and she is with her family in Paris, after her parents death the family was unsure if they would have any financial support since the parents were basically bankrupt. They travelled to Paris with thier Uncle who at first is very strict with them and they find out that their Grandmother has left them all a sizable amount of money with the only res I liked this book, and I accidentally read book 3 before I read book 2 and I was still able to keep up with everything. In this book Tandy is back and she is with her family in Paris, after her parents death the family was unsure if they would have any financial support since the parents were basically bankrupt. They travelled to Paris with thier Uncle who at first is very strict with them and they find out that their Grandmother has left them all a sizable amount of money with the only restrictions being that they do not disgrace the family name. Weird. With that they are also able to live in their grandmothers old home, in the home Tandy finds a whole slew of information, more importantly she figures out that her grandmother was the first person to come up with the medicines that was used in their "vitamins", her grandmother stopped production because they found out that they were dangerous. Also Tandy was able to find out more information about her sister Katherine who they THOUGHT was dead come to find out that she wasn't she was in deep hiding from their other uncle Peter. Peter is a sicko who became obsessed with Katherine and wants her for himself. All the while that Tandy is searching through these mysteries, someone in a black car is trying to kill her family... Its Peter. Who wants them out of the way so that he can market the "vitamins" to the military. So CP her BF decided that James, the dude that she has been pining over for two books is who she needs to be with .... the ultimate betrayal from both of them. Then CP decides that she wants to apologize!!! That last part of the book really bothered me so much.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ivy

    5 stars Yay!!! Glad that Katherine is alive. Sad that they lost their Paris house. So Uncle Peter is a psychopath. Hope Tandy will be able to get Peter locked up. Also glad she found James. Bad James. Not good to sleep with your girlfriend's best friend. Can't wait to read Confessions #4: The Murder of an Angel!!!!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sheila Burke

    This book tied up so many loose ends, even if horrifically. Well-written, well-paced, and creative. I'm still stunned. Definitely worth the time to read. I went to get the next book in the series and found my library has it on order - but it hasn't arrived yet. Dammit.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

    Recommended (definitely) if you've read the first two books in this series. Super excited to read book #4!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Maria Mitchell

    Favorite in the series so far.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Wrona

    This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for more reviews! *3.5 star rating* Since the release of the first book in this trilogy... Series? I'm still not sure whether this is over yet or not because of that bland ending, though since the start, I've been in love with this idea, the characters and the real story behind the mysteries. The plot here is entitled to captivate me to the highest stand, and it's absolutely not your typical mystery off the streets. Fame, fortune, wealth, drugs—you see bitsreviews! This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for more reviews! *3.5 star rating* Since the release of the first book in this trilogy... Series? I'm still not sure whether this is over yet or not because of that bland ending, though since the start, I've been in love with this idea, the characters and the real story behind the mysteries. The plot here is entitled to captivate me to the highest stand, and it's absolutely not your typical mystery off the streets. Fame, fortune, wealth, drugs—you see bits and pieces of everything all clumped up together—and this creates a well-dense idea. The Paris Mysteries could've taken a better stand from the start, though I certainly do recommend it, compared to my not-so-very-much liking of the sequel, Private School Murders. When I discovered this novel before Christmas of 2014, I wondered, "What else is Tandy going to get herself into?" Yes, there is quite a bit of drama having to do with her rich-snobby boyfriend, James (which may or not be based on Patterson himself? Hah.) thus I expected this to come. Thank goodness this isn't like Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard with sixteen books and a new mystery every time. This is Tandy's third dilemma, and every inch and speck of it has to deal with her and her being an Angel. You'd expect this to be awkwardly irrelevant as Angel is a character in Patterson's Maximum Ride series. Although I never really got to meet her, I'm still questioning whether she's related to Tandy and her siblings or not. Everything in this book is family-related. This all began because of family. When Tandy's parents got killed, everyone thought that it was a plain old jealousy-murder case. But actually, everything had to do with the wealth, fear, fortune—all of the crazy stuff—that comes from the rich. In the sequel, we got to travel to a private school where there were some connecting hints leading to the Angels, and this book dealt with Tandy's sister's mystery and James, the boyfriend. How much can actually happen to them? In 320 pages, I feel like this is the final book. The concept was well formed and everything occurred swiftly and quickly, with that extra touch of awesomeness that Patterson always adds to his books. As this all began, I can admit that I was intrigued and ready for tons of action, but all of that dissipated as I reached the hundredth page. I spent the next hour slowly trying to get by and stay interested. I wanted to be fully addicted like the first book. WHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHY JAMES? James, Tandy's boyfriend, was hideous and I hated him. I had such a huge amount of negativity towards him and Tandy and there were no ships there whatsoever. I just felt like punching him because of what he did to her. He teared her heart apart and she still forgave him? I guess that must mean that she sucked as well. Aside the fact that the romance wasn't for me and I hated James' character, we had a great set of other things. The mystery was gorgeous and perfect in this situation, and Tandy is so kickass and independent. I loved her 'fighting' skills and she mastered her solving to perfection. I probably wouldn't have asked the ending to be in any other way. Call the cops and light a candle of gratitude, because this was an action-packed adventure that James Bond would seriously approve of, seriously. Alongside a wild group of characters and mystery, Patterson has made this one better than his last, and I'm hoping that this was the ending because it was done exactly like one, upsetting in a good manner. Tandy was a character who will always stay in my heart forever, as Patterson can undeniably compare her to Nancy Drew with the girl Power Ranger.

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