The 6:20 Man Book Review

The 6:20 Man Book Review

Title: The 6:20 Man
Author: David Baldacci
Published: July 12, 2022, Grand Central Publishing
No. of Pages: 432
Cover Price: $29.00 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

Bestselling author David Baldacci never disappoints, and comes up with new storylines that keep readers on the edges of their seats. The 6:20 Man is no exception. After a successful career in the military, Travis Devine quits and trains as a financial analyst. He takes the 6:20 train daily to his entry-level job and from the window of the train during the daily stop, he sees the mega rich – the owner and founder of the company he works for - the different lifestyle they lead. A woman Travis dated is found murdered at his place of work, and he is pressured to investigate his company. Unfortunately, there are a few more murders, and someone is setting him up as the prime suspect.

Although Baldacci is an excellent storyteller, the novel seems to get off to a slow start. However, as the suspense builds and the story begins to unfold, it gets more and more interesting; once a few chapters which give background and a foundation for the plot, are read, the book becomes unputdownable. The characters are well-developed as is typical of Baldacci, and the storyline flows easily with plenty of surprising twists and turns. Travis Devine is an excellent protagonist that readers will appreciate. Although Travis is a good, upstanding guy, he has issues from his past that make him vulnerable and feel guilt. The dénouement is definitely a surprise and readers will not see it coming. As usual, books by David Baldacci are highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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