Author: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Goodreads Rating: 3.79
James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family . . . and the dark secrets they're keeping from one another.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?
I really loved the intricacies of the plot of this book, I felt that it was a great way to also introduce young adults into the world of James patterson and his sometimes writing (cause lets be honest, the amount of books that he publishes in a year is just not humanly possible).
When were introduced to the plot, Tandy, our main character doesn’t hide the fact that she is an unreliable narrator, wwhich can be hard to read sometimes. Not knowing if you can trust your narrator makes all of the facts seem off. And its not that you don’t trust her because of her, but its because of how she talks about things from such an objective point and that she tells you not to trust her.
I personally found myself growing to trust her through the book because I found her likable in the way that you like Temperance Brennan in “Bones,” its because shes the entirely objective person who looks at the facts and not the emotions behind actions or reasoning. For Tandy its cold hard reasoning.
I think of of the other reasons that I found this book really interesting was because of the who done it aspect and the science that went into the parents background. The parents in this muder case, were both scientists with a lot invested in their children which came to be really interesting when it came to all the decisions that the kids made.
This book left a lot of things open at the end mostlyt to explore the lives of the family, and what their lives were like before the parents died and now what they are like now that they are dead. They lived such a life of extravigance and excess that it’s going to be a harsh shock to see how they handle it. I am looking forward to the next book.
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