Confessions of a Murder Suspect

by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (Young Arrow) R150, ISBN: 978-0-099-56734-9 

The Angel children are overachievers, the product of their wealthy parents’ ambitions. They are also suspects in their parents’ murder. 
Teenager, Tandy Angel, decides to launch her own investigation. She wants to find the murderer and prove that her siblings are innocent. But she has become the prime suspect because she was the last one to see her parents alive. As Tandy uncovers clues, she realises that her family is far from normal. Memories seep into her mind and she wonders if she could have committed the crime. 

Confessions of a Murder Suspect is written in the first person. Tandy draws the reader into her confidence, revealing both her weaknesses and her strengths, as she tries to make sense of a life that has been protected and very privileged. I found Patterson’s characters to be both interesting and quirky.

The storyline left a few unresolved issues at the end. Although I found this frustrating, I still recommend this book to readers who enjoy the thriller genre and a quick read. 

Ulrike Hill

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