Turning Angel (Penn Cage #2)
Turning Angel marks the long-awaited return of Penn Cage, the lawyer hero of The Quiet Game, and introduces Drew Elliott, the highly respected doctor who saved Penn’s life in a hiking accident when they were boys. As two of the most prominent citizens of Natchez, Drew and Penn sit on the school board of their alma mater, St. Stephen’s Prep. When the nude body of a young fe...more
If you have just read Turning Angel, you should next read The Quiet Game, the novel in which Penn Cage first appeared, and which many readers believe is my best book. Blood Memory was written before Turning Angel, and Penn’s father Tom Cage appears there in a supporting role, but I would read “Blood Memory” after “The Quiet Game,” not before. You will appreciate Tom much more then.
Penn Cage, his friend whose life the doctor saved, is sexually tempted by his daughter's babysitter, Mia Burke. Cage also puts Mia, another high school student, in tremendous danger when she helps him unravel the myster...more
Synopsis: In a small American town in the South called Natchez, a high school girl called Kate Townsend is found dead. Beautiful, intelligent, and popular, her death sends the town reeling. Penn Cage, for whom this book is the second in his series, finds even more surprises. Namely, that his long-time friend, Drew Elliot, admits to having sex with the deceased girl. And by the way, this isn't a spoile...more
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"After winning the most dagerous case of his career, prosecutor Penn Cage decides to remain in his Southern hometown to raise his youg daughter in a safe haven. But nowhere is truly safe - from long-buried secrets, or murder... When the nude body of prep school student Kate Townsend is found ner the Mississippi River, Penn's besdt friend, Drew Elliott, is desperate for his counsel. An esteemed family physician, Drew makes a shocking confession tha could put him...more
After a while, I did find the story line of crazy sex-crazed teenage females (who know too much, and practice everything they know), to be a bit much. Am quite happy that I hadn't listened to this book while raising 2 teenage daughters....!
It was hard to like any of the characters, except Annie...more
************* Personal Note: I just had to do this. I read some very unfavorable reviews on this boo...more
Dr Drew Elliot seems to have it all-he’s the trusted doctor in the small town of Nachez, Mississippi. He’s successful professionally, he’s married with a family, he’s got the big house and all the trappings. But he has a dark secret-he’s been carrying on an affair with a 17-year old cheerleader and tennis phenom, who is bound for Harvard. When the girl’s...more
Though mainly about the rape and murder of Kate and the subsequent arrest of Drew, side stories also looked at the issue of drugs and...more
I don't think it's realistic to take a disturbing adult male who is guilty of sexual battery and then immerse him back into society like the crimes he committed were excusable. I know we are a forgiving society but middle-aged men forging sexual rela...more
3 3/4 Stars
Perhaps it is because I read Natchez Burning before Turning Angel that this Penn Cage novel wasn't as intense as my expectations. Turning Angel chronicles Penn Cage's career change from high-profile attorney to writer, settled back in his hometown of Natchez. A beautiful brainy high school senior Kate Townsend is murdered and Penn's life-long best friend Drew Elliott begs Penn to represent him in the case. The wheels of justice in Natchez, greased with the mud of the M...more
"'It's like Jesus,' Avery muses. 'Jesus loved the harlot and the sinner. You want to save a whole people, you got to start at the bottom, not in the king's antechamber. Or in the mayor's office, as it were'" (204).
"'It's one of the paradoxes of old age,' he adds. 'Your prick gets weaker but your reasoning gets stronger.' He laughs richly. 'The two...more
This book has been sitting on my list forever, and I’m so glad I finally picked it up. An impressive mystery legal thriller surrounding the murder of a high school senior and the affair she was having with her middle-aged doctor.
Narrated from the point of view of Penn Cage, a former Texas prosecutor returned to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, this is the second book in the Penn Cage sequence. I wasn’t aware of that when I first started reading, but it really doesn’t matter....more
Greg's novels have been translated into various languag...more