Review: Confessions of a Murder Suspect

Kannon LeHotta, 6th hour OTMS Productions II

Confessions of a Murder Suspect is a novel written on Sept. 2012 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. It is rated a 4/5 on Common Sense Reads. You can buy it on for $18.99. E-book and audiobook editions are available on Mid-Continent Public Library’s Overdrive site.

It is about Tandoori Angel who also goes by Tandy Angel. Her brothers Mathew, Hugo, and Harry and her all get accused of being the murderers. Tandi tries to find the killer of her parents Malcolm and Maud, when this happens Malcolm’s brother Peter is brought in to take care of the kids and keep them out of trouble. 

While the only people in the house were the Angel siblings and their housekeeper, the siblings each get accused of being the murderers. With everybody having their own lives and not talking to each other very often, this brings them all together in a time of need and confusion. 

Later on in the book, Mathew Angel’s girlfriend Tamara Gee is found dead in her home the day before she goes live on TV saying that she is carrying Malcolm Angel’s child. He is the father of the Angel siblings. Matthew Angel is the prime suspect of the murder. This makes Tandy want to prove Matthew Angel innocent and find the murderer of her parents.

Towards the end of the book, Tandy tries to clear her siblings name of both the murders. While dealing with her Uncle Peter who she really despises and who has his own mysteries. 

I would give the novel a B+. I gave it this because I really liked the mystery part of it. I also liked how the climax built up and the problem and solution were presented and solved. One thing I did not like was at some points in the story there were too many things going on which made it hard for me to comprehend.