James Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, 50 miles north of New York City. Valedictorian of his class at the Christian Brothers school, St. Patrick's, in 1965, Patterson graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in English. He first entertained the idea of becoming a writer in 1971 when he worked as a college student in a mental institution, a job that afforded him abundant time to read. He came up with the idea for his first novel during that time, and five years later, after 26 rejection slips, his first effort, "The Thomas Berryman Number", appeared in bookstores. Since that time, Patterson has written numerous best-selling thrillers featuring the sensitive, modern-day hero Alex Cross, including "Kiss the Girls", which was made into a major motion picture starring Morgan Freeman.
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When Tandy Angel finds out that her parents, Malcolm and Maud, were murdered in their home, she knows that the killer must be among her siblings. Raised in a harsh and unforgiving environment that demanded excellence and punished misbehavior, the Angel children each have impressive skills. But were they mistreated enough to turn on their parents in such a vicious fashion? The police are no help, so 16-year-old Tandy begins to untangle the possibilities, determined to discover the truth. Could it be her rage-filled little brother, her musically gifted twin, or Matthew, eldest brother and star athlete? Could it even be Tandy herself?
Becoming the object of suspicion after the fateful murders of her intensely perfectionistic parents, Tandy Angel struggles to clear her siblings and herself while investigating her parents' dangerous secret activities. Co-written by the award-winning author of the Witch & Wizard series. Book available.