Book Reviews of Turning Angel (Penn Cage, Bk 2)

Turning Angel (Penn Cage, Bk 2)
Turning Angel - Penn Cage, Bk 2
Author: Greg Iles
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ISBN-13: 9780743454162
ISBN-10: 0743454162
Publication Date: 11/21/2006
Pages: 672
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 367 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
Another great book by Greg Iles. A long winded but excellent author who can make 600+ pages seem like an afternoon read. This book is a "who done it" where justice is in the eyes of the beholder. You won't look at life (or kids) in a small southern town quite the same way again.
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Helpful Score: 6
My introduction to Greg Iles... and I couldn't put it down. So many twists and turns, and great characters. I loved it!
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Helpful Score: 6
I love Greg Iles because I know I can pick up one of his novels and know what I am getting- a great suspenseful story with good characters who actually have character! In this one, a teenage girl turns up murdered in Natchez and Penn Cage is forced to try to help/defend his best friend from childhood. As more and more bodies turn up, the small town is thrown into turmoil.
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Helpful Score: 4
Fascinating! I usually do not read books written in first person. This book grabs you from the first line and you are hooked! I loved it!It's the first book of Iles that I have read. I will be reading more of his work! Terrific reading and wonderfully, suspenseful writing.
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Helpful Score: 3
On the surface, Kate Townsend seems the most unlikely murder victim imagnable. A star student and athlete, she'd been accepted to Harvard and carried the hope and pride of the town on her shoulders. But like her school and her town, Kate also had a secret life-one about which her adult lover knew little. When old friend Drew Elliot, the highly respected doctor, begs lawyer Penn Cage to defend him , Penn allows his sense of obligaton to override his instinct and agrees. Yet before he can begin, both men are drawn into a dangerous web of blackmail and violence.
When Drew is jailed for the murder of Kate, Penn's case becomes increasingly different. With the help of black distrct attorney Shad Johnson, he must uncover the truth to save Drew's life, almost losing his own in the process and orphaning his only child.
My favorite Greg Isles book so far. Definately could not put it down.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent mystery/thriller. Loved it! Greg Iles is one of the best!
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Helpful Score: 3
What a twist - on almost every page. The book touches mature subject matter - murder with a sexual twist. It's an easy read, a true page turner. I can't wait to read more of Iles' books.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another page turner by Greg Iles! I read this one in one day.
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Another page turner from Iles, taking on taboo subjects with ease and heart. One of my favorite authors of the genre.
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Helpful Score: 1
Usual uncomfortable subject matter but a page turner.
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Great book, couldn't put it down!
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Greg Iles is simply my latest "favorite author". This legal mystery is filled with page-turning excitement as paragons of the community are exposed as deeply flawed people struggling to find happiness. An illicit love affair between a beloved physician and his seventeen year old babysitter leads to unhappiness and murder. The twisted plot is so filled with suspense that I just read into the night until I finished it.
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My first by Greg Iles but it certainly won't be my last. A gripping story that runs at a fast pace. There were a few parts that I found a bit "too convenient" but still overall a great read!
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After winning the most dangerous case of his career, proecutor Penn Cage decides to remain in his Southern hometown to raise his young daughter in a safe haven. But nowhere is truly safe-not from long-buried secrets, or murder...When the nude body of prep school student Kate Townsend is found near the Mississippi River, Penn's best friend, Drew Elloitt, is desperate for his counsel. An esteemed family physician, Drew makes a shocking confession that could put him on death row. Penn will do all he can to exonerate Drew, but in a town where the gaze of a landmark cemetery statue-the Turning Angel-never looks away, Penn finds himself caught on the jagged edge of blackmail, betrayal, and deadly violence.
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A great page-turner. Couldn't put it down.
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Good story
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Excellent book! Will read Iles's previous novels as well.
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Excellent book. The action starts on page one and does not let up.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a great book. It is set in the south. It really shows how prejudice and ingnorance is not gone and forgotton, but it doesn't get preachy.
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I loved this book, took me just a couple of days to read it, there are a few years between this one and The Quiet Game, but it is still very enjoyable reading.
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ONE OF HIS BEST!!!!
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One of Greg Iles's better books. An interesting tale of an affair between an older doctor and a high school student that ends when the high school girl is murdered. Characters are wonderful!!!
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Scorching novel of sexual intrigue, vengeance, and murder set in Natchez,Mississippi.
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The suspense builds when two friends are torn apart by the murder of a seventeen year old girl.
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this man is a GENUIS I was up for three nights straight reading--I'm taling till 3 am AWESOME book awesome author
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Great Greg Iles book!
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I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It's the second book in the Penn Cage novels. A little over the top in places for how much this guy goes through, but it is fiction after all! Great read.
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I really enjoyed this book. It's not one of his best but I thought it was very good.
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Excellent read!
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Excellent!
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Another fine book from a favorite of mine. This book was beautifully written, gripping, and quite unputdownable for me. He never disappoints me.
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Helpful Score: 1
At first I didn't think I would enjoy a story based in Mississippi but, boy, was I wrong. Although I finished listening to the audio book version of TURNING ANGEL weeks ago, I think about the story often. Dick Hill did a superb job of narrating the action and the emotions of the characters in this story. I intended to listen to the story once and then donate the audiobook to our local library, but I haven't been able to pass it on because I want to listen to it again. It was a good story ....
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If you've never read a Greg Iles book....you don't know what your missing!!!
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The first book I read by this author and I really enjoyed it. I will be reading others. A very good murder mystery.
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Unabridged on 14 compact discs.
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Iles is a new author for me - I will absolutely be reading more of his books!
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What an awesome read...I was hooked from the first page!
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My first time reading Greg Iles. Excellent author. A real page turner.
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Interesting plot kept me thinking,and all around good read.
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Prosecutor Penn Cage must defend his best friend, Dr. Drew Elliot from a murder charge. Set in a small Southern town, this story teems with blackmail, betrayal and deadly violence.
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Fantastic I couldn't put this book down. Penn Cage is back again this time helping his friend a well known and well respected married doctor who is accused of killing his teenage girl friend. Lots of twists and turns.
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Great book. Greg Isles can tell a story and keep you going till the very end.
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I am a big fan of Greg Iles and have enjoyed every audio cd or book I can get my hands on.. I have never been disappointed and Turning Angel is no exception. I would highly recommend it.
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This was a great book! You will not believe who done it!
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This was a fabulous book!! I would recommend it to anyone!
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It's no wonder Greg Iles is an award winning bestseller author. He takes you right inside the town where this story takes place and lets you get up close to the characters. I felt somewhat like a yo-yo as this story picked up the pace and guilty parties abounded everywhere. I just couldn't decide who really did it! A must read for the mystery lovers out there.
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gripping pageturner set in the south
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Audio Review:

A female high school superstar is raped and murdered in Natchez, Mississippi. Suspicion falls on her lover, a married doctor who is the friend of narrator/writer/lawyer Penn Cage. Dick Hill wraps this first-person narrative in a soft Southern accent and makes the most of the opportunity the plot offers to bring to life a 9-year-old daughter, an African-American drug lord, the doctor's chemically dependent wife, local lawmen, a Yankee professor, and a Croatian exchange student grown beyond his years. At one point, Cage is held captive and injected with heroin, the effects of which he painfully describes. The plot twists might strain your imagination, but the characters ring true--thanks to a tour-de-force performance. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. -- AudioFile
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This, like every Greg Iles book I have read, grabs you from the first chapter and never lets go, taking you from shock to anger to surprise all through the book. He is an excellent writer and I highly recommend this book. Don't plan any early activities for the next day because you won't want to put this book down until the end...
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Greg Iles at his best. A wonderful read.
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As with most of the Greg Ile's books I have read, he grabs your interest and this one takes off like a steamroller and is really hard to put down.
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Another spine-tingling book from Greg Iles.
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Good use of current technology for kids in high school. Good story with interesting twists.
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Great story!
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great book!
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Another page turner from Greg Iles.
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great book
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Greg Iles brings the secrets of the South alive in this scorching novel of sexual intrigue, vengeance, and murder set in his hometown of Natchez, MS. Penn Cage novel. GREAT
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Great story with many twists.
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Another great thriller/mystery from Greg Iles featuring Penn Cage. I always love his books and this was no exception.
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Awesome! Enjoyed it so much!
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I really liked Greg Iles style of writing,
The book was an easy read, most of it was very good, There was one part that seemed to stretch reality a bit... but with the world today maybe things could actually happen like that. Even so it was an entertaining read. I would defiantely read another book written by Greg Iles.
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Excellent!! Highly recommended!! I'm hesitant even getting rid of it but how many books can you keep, ya know??
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I love Greg Iles books. For mystery fans a must read.
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A page turner. Hard to put down.
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My first Greg Iles book, and I am hooked. His characters are seem so famliar, and you feel like you are right there in Natchez, Mississippi. Very hard to put down.
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Excellent story. 646 pages that turn themselves, it's so good!
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Great intrigue and grabs you from the get go with twist and turns in the characters. One of Greg Iles's best of the 4 I have read.
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I don't know exactly how to describe this book. It is powerfully engrossing look at human nature - a thriller and psychological study that doesn't resort to preaching. I've immediately gone looking for other books by Greg Iles.
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Enjoyable murder mystery with some legal intrigue
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All praises for this book. I could not put it down. Greg Iles never dissapoints. His second Penn Cage book.
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I normally don't like books like this, but this one was extremely well written if a little disturbing and graphic in places.
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Very good read.
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Great book. Good pacing and surprising twists.
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The blurb from the back of the book tells it all---After winning the most dangerous case of his career, prosecutor Penn Cage decides to remain in his Southern hometown to raise his young daughter in a safe haven. But nowhere is truly safe - not from long-buried secrets, or murder... When the nude body of prep school student Kate Townsend is found near the Mississippi River, Penn's best friend, Drew Elliott, is desperate for his counsel. An esteemed family physician, Drew makes a shocking confession that could put him on death row. Penn will do all he can to exonerate Drew, but in a town where the gaze of a landmark cemetery statue - The Turning Angel - never looks away, Penn finds himself caught on the jagged edge of blackmail, betrayal, and deadly violence.
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Very interesting. Good twists. Love this book.
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This author consistently turns out stories that are unusual and entertaining and this is no exception. Good read.
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One of his best.
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A must read!!!!
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sex, scandal, suspense, it has everything. Masterfully done.
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Absolutely fantastic!! A must read!!
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Book Description
After winning the most dangerous case of his career, prosecutor Penn Cage decides to remain in his Southern hometown to raise his young daughter in a safe haven. But nowhere is truly safenot from long-buried secrets, or murder.... When the nude body of prep school student Kate Townsend is found near the Mississippi River, Penn's best friend, Drew Elliott, is desperate for his counsel. An esteemed family physician, Drew makes a shocking confession that could put him on death row. Penn will do all he can to exonerate Drew, but in a town where the gaze of a landmark cemetery statuethe Turning Angelnever looks away, Penn finds himself caught on the jagged edge of blackmail, betrayal, and deadly violence.

My Review
This is a story that will grab your attention right from the start. It was hard to put down and the plot had many twists and turns. The ending was a surprise that I didn't see coming. The subject matter was disturbing but the characters are very realistic. I loved the setting of the book - the South in Natchez Mississippi, a historic civil war city. I now look forward to reading the 3rd book of the Penn Cage series and highly recommend this author to those who love page-turning mystery novels.
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Wow the twists keep coming in this book! Excellent continuation of the Penn Cage series. It might be long (over 600 pages) but I couldn't put it down after the first page.
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very good! fast interesting read.
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My first Greg Iles novel. I thought it was very good. Looking for another Iles novel to read.
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This is the first time reading Mr. Iles. I really liked the suspense in this book. Great story line. I would read it again.
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Another page turner by Iles!
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good book - love this author
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This is one of my favorite authors. Another suspense-filled novel!!
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C R E E P Y!!
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love reading Greg Iles' works. Always amazed at the constant action that develops his stories.
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great story - I really enjoy most of Greg Iles books.
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Very good will look for more of Greg Iles's books.
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Cannot say enough about Greg Iles. His books are amazing and this one is no exception. Fast paced thriller keeps you guessing till the very end!
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excellent book, another fast paced Greg Iles story that keeps you turning the pages!
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Although 600+ pages long, I found it hard to put down and read it in the time it generally takes me to read 400 pages.
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great read
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THIS IS A WINNER, A GREAT READ
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Good book--good read
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Had me on the edge of my seat more than once.
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After winning the most dangerous case of his career, prosecutor Penn Cage decides to remain in his Southern hometown to raise his young daughter in a safe haven. But nowhere is truly safe-not from long-burried secrets, or murder..When the nude body of school student Kate Townsend is found near the Mississippi River, Penn's best friend, Drew Elliot is desparate for his counsel. An esteemed family physician, Drew makes a shocking confession that could put him on death row. Penn will do all he can to exonerate Drew, but in a town where the gaze of a landmark cemetary statue-the Turning Angel-never looks away, Penn finds himself caught on the jagged edge of blackmail, betrayal and deadly violence.
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Picked this up some where but did not read it. Have read some of his works but find them loooong and drawn out.