Daylight Book Review
|Published:||November 17, 2020, Grand Central Publishing|
|No. of Pages:||416|
|Cover Price:||$29.00 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle|
New heroine, Atlee Pine, is back, not only solving FBI cases, but also trying to solve the kidnapping of her twin sister who was taken when they were six years old (Atlee was critically injured and left for dead). Pine has been investigating a minor (she thinks) drug ring case, and runs into John Puller, a military investigator and old friend; Pine blows Puller’s case and prevents him from arresting a suspect, and they team up to solve the drug case together. During the investigation, Pine gets several excellent leads on her sister Mercy’s abduction, and learns that several trusted people have been lying to her. The drug ring case ends up being huge, and includes not only high-ranking politicians, but also military and law enforcement people. Needless to say, this is very risky case, and Pine and Puller are in grave danger.
Fans of Baldacci know that he is a master storyteller, and this one keeps readers on the edges of their seats. One bonus is that he includes two excellent characters from previous novels; both are well-developed and seem real. The supporting characters are also interesting and believable, and make the story unputdownable.
All told, this novel is indicative of the reason that Baldacci is one of the most popular thriller authors in modern fiction. The story is easy-to-follow and has enough ups and downs to keep readers staying up late at night, unable to stop reading. The story is fascinating, but the ending leaves a cliffhanger with the promise of a subsequent novel to come. Readers will need to have patience to wait for a new book. This excellent novel is highly recommended.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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