Monday 21 December 2020

Book Review: Daylight by David Baldacci

David Baldacci 

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publication date: 11th November 2020
Series: Atlee Pine #3
Genre: Crime / Thriller
Pages: 404
RRP: $ 32.99AUD
Format read: Paperback 
Source: Courtesy of the publisher
About the book 
FBI Agent Atlee Pine's search for her twin sister, Mercy, coincides with military investigator John Puller's high-stakes case, leading them both into a global conspiracy from which neither of them will escape unscathed.

Ever since Mercy was abducted after a brutal incident when the girls were just six years old, Atlee has been relentless in her search for the truth. Now, just as time is running out on her investigation, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet—the identity of her sister's kidnapper: Ito Vincenzo. Last known location: New Jersey.

As Atlee and her assistant, Carol Blum, race to track down Vincenzo, the run into Pine's old friend John Puller, who is investigating Vincenzo's family for another crime involving a military installation.

Working together, Pine and Puller pull back the layers of deceit, lies and cover-ups that strike at the very heart of global democracy. 
And the truth about what happened to Mercy is finally revealed.

And that truth will shock Atlee Pine to her very core.
My review
Daylight is book three in the Atlee Pine series. In previous books Atlee has relentlessly dug into her past to reveal startling revelations about her parents. Her main agenda is to find out what happened to her twin sister, Mercy, who was kidnapped when they were six.
Currently on leave until she can sort out her personal demons, Atlee is joined by colleague and close friend, Carol Blum. Carol gives a calming presence to Atlee's, at times, bluntness and impulsiveness. Atlee stumbles across a police bust and in true Pine form becomes involved in the case.
Baldacci includes plenty of backstory making Daylight fine as a stand alone. However, to get the full experience I would recommend reading Long Road to Mercy and A Minute to Midnight.
In this latest novel Atlee shows that she is not immune to bad decisions as I found she made plenty during this investigation and I found myself shaking my head over some of the situations she found herself in.
Working together with CID Special Agent John Puller the pair investigate a suspected drug ring and how this connects to a teenager shot by police. Stopped at every turn, shutdown and shutout by higher powers they work to expose a cover-up of epic proportions.
Daylight is fast paced, action packed and suspense filled. Making this a must read for all crime fans.  
4/5  ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Meet the author
Photo: Goodreads
David Baldacci is one of the world's bestselling and favourite writers. With over 150 million worldwide sales, his books are published in over 80 territories and 45 languages, and have been adapted for both feature-film and television.
David is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across the US. He is still a resident of his native Virginia.

Read my review of A Long Road to Mercy 

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