CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Four siblings, two murders, one house. Who did it? That is the question Tandy Angel is trying to answer in James Patterson's"Confessions of a Murder Suspect."
When Malcolm and Maud Angel are found murdered in their own bed with the children at home, who would you think killed them? The police immediately think the Angel children -- Tandy, Harry, Hugo and Matthew -- are the ones who committed this horrible crime, but they have no evidence or leads.
Tandy sets out to find who the real murderer is. Throughout her investigation, she faces many obstacles, including being jailed with the rest of her family because the police think they did it.
In her investigation, she interviews her twin brother, Harry, and her younger brother, Hugo. Both have amazing talents -- Harry is an artist and pianist and Hugo has the strength of a superhero -- but they also have mood swings and other behavioral problems. Could these be motives to kill their parents?
Hugo looks up to the Angel's oldest brother, Matthew, who doesn't live at home anymore. He is a star player in the NFL with an actress as a girlfriend and a little bit of an anger problem. Could he possibly be the murder?
Last but not least, there's the Angel family's personal assistant, Samantha. She has a big secret of her own that puts her at the top of Tandy's list of suspects. Tandy also discovers she and the family lawyer, Phil, knew Tandy's parents' secrets.
As everything starts to unfold and more family secrets start to pour out, the Angel family finds out horrifying details as to the real reason they are the way they are. They also find out that someone is watching -- and they know the real story about what happened to Malcolm and Maud.
This is the first book by James Patterson that I have read, but I definitely plan on reading some more of his books now!
I loved how it was very mysterious but easy to follow, unlike most detective novels. I liked how the female character was the one telling the story and how she explained her thoughts and secrets and talked as if she was having a face-to-face conversation with the reader.
I would give "Confessions of a Murder Suspect" three stars. I recommend it to anyone mature enough to handle the subject matter and anyone who is looking for a good detective novel.