I am going to start by saying that the front cover of the book says it all. ‘Millions, Mayhem, and Murder’ these three M’s unfold throughout the book. This fast paced mystery that will keep you intrigued by the twists and turns, wondering who did it, what was going to happen next totally encasing the genre of a mystery, as I truly could not tell what was going to happen.
The "Evil Genius” wrote in Ana's perspective, Ana a virtual assistant who is able to work out any cyber problem possible. However when it comes to her family landing on her doorstep unannounced her invisible and introvert ways have been jeopardised. No longer being able to live in her seldom-quiet life again, resulting in a move to Grandfathers house.
Ana helps her sister EG only 9; find her missing father, accused of murder. With the help of Nick (the brother), all three siblings work together as one (most of the time), even though they have not seen each other for years. Ana takes on the caregiver role, protecting her family; all agreeing that they have a dysfunctional family and a drama queen of a mother. Nevertheless, they are thankful for the many different talents they have as a result, which come in handy along the journey. Nick has mathematical talents, EG is the Evil Genius and Ana specialised in fighting dirty, and kicking butt.
Together they need to find EG’s father, solve the murders, workout who sold there late grandfathers estate to the man who lives on the third floor (Graham) and work out what happened to the stolen inheritance.
Patricia writes strong characters that I found fascinating, I felt as though I was Ana, feeling things through her thoughts on the page and the viewpoints of EG were terrific, as it gave you input into the things unknown to Ana. Patricia was flowing with her words and she described the scenes, characters, clothing so well I could envision what the characters were saying, doing and moving. And wow how does Patricia know so much about Boxing and fighting, it was elaborated in great detail making me think she does is in her spare time.
What is Evil Genius? Patricia Rice is who, she has written a mystery that is also suitable for Young Adult Readers with a little hint of romantic tension. It is a fast-paced mystery, which has you guessing. Driving you to keep going, as you need to know what is going to happen next. It left me wanting more. So check out Patricia Rice’s Book at http://www.bookviewcafe.com/ its well worth the read.