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A Minute to Midnight: 2 (Atlee Pine Thriller)

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Pensi di sapere coese succede nelle pagine seguenti e sistematicamente Baldacci ti stupisce con qualcosa differente.

FBI Agent Atlee Pine is the lead character in this new series that started with 'Long Road to Mercy'. The blurb leaves you thinking you'll be reading one book but then the author gets sidetracked and you don't get what you were offered. As she probes into the past, she uncovers shocking surprises and secrets that have her questioning everything she ever knew about her family.As an FBI agent, she has never been comfortable in an urban environment or working in a team, she is a loner, which is why being the sole agent at Shattered Rock suits her so well. Cyrus Tanner and his dog, Roscoe, now live in her dilapidated childhood home, as Pine interviews various town residents about what happened that night, including Lauren Graham, Jackson Lineberry, and Myron and Britta Pringle. While a friend of mine on Goodreads ‘pined’ (pardon the pun) for a full-on investigation into the Mercy disappearance, the fact that another case takes centre stage pleased me.

Overall an enjoyable read that gave me something to do on my long public transport journeys to work. I equally enjoyed the developments of the main character, Atlee Pine, who, thirty years ago was brutally assaulted and left for dead and her twin sister Mercy was abducted from their family home.

The ending holds a major surprise for Atlee and inspires a need for the next book to be written sooner rather than later.

She and her assistant head back to her hometown to investigate the disappearance of her twin sister (Mercy) when they were six years old. FBI Agent Atlee Pine's life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped--and likely killed--thirty years ago.A super-smooth read, A Minute to Midnight has everything you’d want in a page-turner – mystery, action, and well fleshed out characterization. If you’d like to share your thoughts on David Baldacci or any of his books and characters (or any books in general), drop us a line in the comments below. His novels have been translated into over 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. I remember enjoying the debut novel in the Atlee Pine series and found this one to be just as enjoyable, as the tensions mount surrounding Mercy Pine’s disappearance in 1989. Atlee is asked to help, and as she delves into learning who her parents were and why they left town in a hurry, a man is found dead, shot to death in a tux.

Whilst doing this there is a brutal killer on the loose in town and she joins forces with the locals to stop them.She is putting herself through the torture of seeing this monstrous man because she is convinced that he was responsible for the abduction of her twin sister, Mercy, when she was six years old. Pine suspects Daniel James Tor, a serial killer who fits the bill and is now locked away in a maximum security prison in Colorado. While I want to know everything about Mercy Pine and her kidnapping, I think it is too soon in the series to solve this electrifying mystery. A lifelong Virginian, David is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia School of Law. Atlee believes a convicted serial killer, Daniel Thor, may be responsible and this story opens with her visiting him in prison.

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