A tale of family horror in the tradition of The Bad Seed and The Omen from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Dialogues with the Devil. To his mother, Angelo is the most beautiful and brilliant child in the world. She caters to his every whim and dismisses his malicious outbursts as childish pranks. But as Angelo grows older, his behavior only becomes more disturbing. A pet dog disappears. A playground run-in leaves one of his teachers with a broken arm. Still, his mother refuses to believe that anything is wrong with her precious angel. His father and his aunt, however, have begun to suspect that behind Angelo's cherubic smile lurks a dark and twisted monster who preys on the innocent. But how do they reveal Angelo's true nature before it's too late? A mesmerizing portrait of evil personified, Wicked Angel is a psychological tour-de-force from an author who "never falters when it comes to storytelling" (Publishers Weekly).