This can't be happening.
It's just too inconceivable. People don't go around shooting other
people on the street in broad daylight. Not in this small town.
And certainly not people like these. He is a well-known psychologist.
He works at the local college. His victim is his wife, Rachel.
But perhaps the real victims are his children -- Jeremy and Jenna.
Told in alternating chapters from the children's point of view, we learn
that things are not always what they seem. Everyone in this story
has a secret that they are trying to keep. As the children come to
realize this, they come to terms with what has happened. But will
they ever be able to forgive their father? Why did he kill their
mother? What really happened
When Dad Killed Mom.
Imagine you are sitting in
art class totally absorbed in your work when the principal sends for you.
You wonder what you could possibly have done to merit a trip to the principalís
office. The last thing you expect is to find is your older sister waiting
on you with the news that your mother is dead. For Jeremy and Jenna, the
world tilts as they discover they havenít lost just one parent, but two,
since their father is under arrest for their motherís murder.
Itís no secret that their parents havenít been living together since mom
moved out to her artist studio in the backyard, but how could their dad,
a college professor and psychologist not handle his own life? As Jeremy
sides with his mom and Jenna with her dad, they learn new information that
could ultimately save their dad or put him away forever. Which will they
choose and will they be able to stay a family When Dad Killed Mom?
(Stephanie F. Nichols, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC,