Tuesday 8 March 2022

Book Review: Mercy by David Baldacci

David Baldacci
The time has come to discover the truth....
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 1st November 2021
Series: Atlee Pine #4
Genre: Crime
Pages: 400
RRP: $32.99 AUD
Format read: Paperback
Source: Courtesy of the publisher
My review
The fourth and final book in the special agent Atlee Pine series is another adrenaline filled thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum are once again on the trail of finding out what happened to Atlee's twin sister Mercy, who was kidnapped almost three decades ago. When new information emerges Atlee's determination to find Mercy, dead or alive, is renewed.
I thought I had it all figured out in book #3 and reading this book would just be a matter of confirming my suspicions. Well, did I have that all wrong!
This final book is mainly about finding out what happened to Mercy. However, the introduction of a big time criminal, who has a vendetta against the FBI, makes for plenty of nail-biting moments and a shoot-out to rival the Alamo.

Atlee is as tough and unrelenting as ever as she is pitched in the ring for a fight to the death. Assistant Carol Blum really comes to the fore in this book where she not only uses her smarts but also has to endure some deadly situations.

Baldacci includes plenty of backstory which helps refresh the memory and also makes this final book read well as a standalone.

Mercy is not only a chilling, fast-paced thriller it also had me a little teary towards the end. I enjoyed this  final wrap-up of the Atlee Pine, Mercy, series it was well plotted and compulsive reading.

My rating 4 / 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

About the author

Credit: Goodreads
David Baldacci is one of the world's bestselling and favourite thriller writers. A former trial lawyer with a keen interest in world politics, he has specialist knowledge in the US political system and intelligence services, and his first book Absolute Power, became an instant international bestseller, with the movie starring Clint Eastwood a major box office hit. He has since written more than forty bestsellers featuring most recently Amos Decker, Aloysius Archer, Atlee Pine and John Puller. David is also co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across the US.
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