Monday, April 11, 2011

Evil Genius by Patricia Rice

I won this book from Library Thing's Early Reviewers giveaway.

I am in love with this book!!  This is one of those books that you don't want to put down and you don't want it to end.  The ending of this book was perfect - just enough closure to wrap up the "mystery" but still leaving enough unexplained or unevolved to hope for a sequel (or more).

This is the story of a woman, Anastasia, in her late 20's who comes from a very large family of siblings, most with different fathers.  She has been estranged from their mother for 10 years for various reasons.  Her mother is the daughter of a very rich man in Washington D.C. and had been estranged from her own father for reasons not stated in the book. The book opens with Ana's youngest half-sister, EG (9 years old), showing up on her doorstep in Atlanta along with their half-brother Nick (early 20s and gay).  Apparently, EG's father Tex, a well known congressman, has been accused of murder.  EG has come to Ana to ask for her help in clearing Tex.  What follows is a very fast-paced, well written, thought evoking story about politics, murder and mysterious people. I prefer not to delve into the whole plot of the book, as I do not want to give anything away to those who do not want to hear everything in a review.

This was a wonderful book, appropriate for everyone.  I would highly recommend reading it - I believe anybody who likes mystery books would very much enjoy this one!

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