In this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller, FBI Agent Atlee Pine returns to her Georgia hometown to investigate her twin sister's abduction, only to encounter a serial killer.
FBI Agent Atlee Pine's life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped -- and likely killed -- thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee's unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI.
Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee's rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil -- and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder.
Atlee is determined to continue her search for answers, but now she must also set her sights on finding a potential serial killer before another victim is claimed. But in a small town full of secrets -- some of which could answer the questions that have plagued Atlee her entire life -- and digging deeper into the past could be more dangerous than she realizes . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Suspense master David Baldacci’s second Atlee Pine novel tells us more about the FBI agent’s troubled back story while plunging us into a thrilling investigation into a serial killer. Pine’s twin sister disappeared 30 years ago, and now she’s returning to her hometown in hopes of solving the mystery, which may be tied to a more recent string of murders. The action is kinetic, and Baldacci also vividly fleshes out the townspeople and their struggles. A Minute to Midnight is an intricate mystery that allows us to piece together the puzzle alongside Pine as she methodically teases out facts while facing down her own long-suppressed traumatic memories. It put us right into Pine’s head every step of the way, and we cared for her as much as we wanted to solve the mystery.
So good. Could not put it down. Suspense to the bitter end!
A minute to midnight
3 1/2 stars Better and mor believable plot than the first book. Too quick of a wrap up with the author simply spelling it all out. Enjoyable but a lame wrap up. Hal R