Turning Angel (Penn Cage Series #2)

Turning Angel (Penn Cage Series #2)

by Greg Iles
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Turning Angel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 150 reviews.
WritermomHB More than 1 year ago
This book really surprised me. I was looking for some ¿Southern writing¿ for my son, who is currently deployed. I mentioned it to a friend of mine who works at a library and he recommended this book. I don¿t often read books written by male authors, and this one is German, but he lives in Natchez, and the story is set in Natchez, Mississippi. I was hooked from the Prologue. The writing is so intense that each word leads into the next. The chapters are fairly short, and the end of almost each chapter drops a bombshell which leads into the next chapter. The writing is excellent, and describes a modern version of a smaller city in the South as well as ¿the way it used to be¿ and, for some people, still is. At least, that is the perception. This is a very complicated murder mystery, and covers many grounds of depravity which many folks may not wish to read. Or, at least, they may not wish to be seen reading. I was so hooked on what comes next that I could hardly put it down. Not too many books have done this to me lately. There is also a lot of technical information included, which tells me the author did a lot of research to come up with these items. He did not just use his imagination. I appreciate that. This is one of the best-written books I have read lately, even with the graphic details of horror that are included. I would, however, be careful in my recommendations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this work a tad over the top. A middle aged married doctor that is having an affair with his teen babysitter, that part is beliveble. The part that she was going to take off to the ivy leagues with her over the hill lover in tow isn't. Also every teenaged male in the book is protrayed as either stupid or violent,...except for the homosexual one! You don't have to summon Frued to see that the author is dismissing the teen male, and gloryfying the middle aged male. The beautiful and smart teen girls enjoy discussing books with the doctor and the lawyer and fantasizing about their friends dads. um,..ookay. Sure, why not. If you can stomach that stuff, the rest of the book has some good twists and moves at a nice fast pace. It's not a bad book, just not as good as his other works. The plus side is you will be snorting with laughter, the minus side, it wasn't meant to be funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find that the more I read Greg Iles, the more graphically violent his books are getting. Sometimes, that is just too much for me. The book is awesome and well worth the read, if you are okay with the violence. I have to be in the mood for that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes it was really over the top unbelievable, but i still couldnt put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not up to the bar Iles set himself in"The Quiet Game,"
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this a lurid and unpleasant read. Its knight errant narrator, so pure and good he rejects the advances of his barely legal babysitter, is too much This too-good-to-be-true character remaining untainted amidst all the violence and depravity just wasn't credible. I've enjoyed Iles before but this one went too far. Iles needs to get out of Mississippi and see the world (like his fellow Mississippean John Grisham). I think kudzu has found its way into his brain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down! It's a great read, highly recommend.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dirt, grim, lust, love, right, wrong...Just say NO. This is my second Penn Cage mystery/crime thriller. Late discovery means I have a wealth of reading. From characters, plots, to Southern themes Turning Angels is a page turner. Iles is a uniquely descriptive writer and a master of the English language. He gracefully ends his books tying up loose ends and leaves the reader wanting more. Brilliant!
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I have read several Greg Isles books and enjoyed them, but this book is just too implausible on many levels. The number of people killed, unrealistic scenes and worst of all, Penn's unbelievable storyline with his daughter's babysitter makes this book one to skip.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great work by a southern author, hard to put down. Rich with bits of hisrory interwoven with story arcs. Highly recommend.
Gaboda More than 1 year ago
Love Greg Isles. He makes you feel as though you are right in the middle of the story. Have read all of the Penn Cage series and am finishing up The Bone Tree right now. Love the mystery and suspense, the character development, and story development interwoven with historical facts. Highly recommend!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great reading. I enjoy the style of writing and the southern history woven into the story line.
karah73 More than 1 year ago
Good from start to finish...
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ERL1 More than 1 year ago
A new author for me.... figured I'd give him a try. I enjoyed the book. Good story and it held my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greg Iles did not let me down. This was a real page turner. Love his books.