On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone - maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?
"Reading the whip-quick chapters in Patterson and Paetro's series starter is ultimately akin to combing the tabloids for reports on the outrageous behavior of the filthy rich. - Booklist
"For writers with their crime-writing experience, Patterson and Paetro show little interest in common sense, motivation, or believable storytelling. Ages 12up." - Publishers Weekly
"The ultimate reveal will likely leave readers feeling as though they were led on a wild goose chase through the disturbing world of a very twisted family. An unsatisfying ending and an unlikable cast make this thriller anything but." - Kirkus
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After initially being turned down by twenty-six publishers, Patterson's first
novel, The Thomas Berryman Number (1976), was published and went on
to win the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel. However, it was not until
the success of Along Came A Spider (1992) that the former chairman of advertising
company J. W. Thompson left to take up writing full time.
As of 2006 it was estimated that he has sold about 130 million books worldwide. In North America alone he sold 12 million copies in 2006. In 2005 he had five consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling hardcovers and is the first author to simultaneously hold the #1 spot on both the New York Times adult and children's bestseller lists.
A prolific author, he has written 18 books in his ...
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