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Summary

A Minute to Midnight is the gripping follow up to Long Road to Mercy featuring Special Agent Atlee Pine from one of the world’s most favourite thriller writers, David Baldacci.

Without Mercy.

At six years old, Atlee’s twin sister, Mercy, was taken from the family home while Atlee was left for dead. Since that fateful night, Atlee has dedicated her life and career to catching those who hurt others.

Word of a killer.

Atlee has never stopped searching for answers about her sister. A notorious serial killer, locked in a maximum-security prison, continues to haunt her. Does he really know what happened to Mercy?

Quest for justice.

When Atlee oversteps the mark on the arrest of a dangerous criminal, the FBI gives her a leave of absence – the perfect opportunity to return to where it all began.

Determined to finally uncover the truth, Atlee Pine’s journey home turns into a rollercoaster ride of murder, long-buried secrets and lies...and a revelation so personal that everything she once believed is fast turning to dust. 

©2019 David Baldacci (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Dreadful - note to self - don't listen to any more books in this series

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Strangely Disappointing

I think that I brought too much excited anticipation to this novel, following on from my intense enjoyment of the 1st story.

Unfortunately, without giving away a whole series of spoilers, I cannot say why I was seriously underwhelmed by this story. Suffice to say that, the dialogue, the plot and the conclusions were not (in my opinion), up to the usual Baldacci standards.

I won’t speedily run towards book 3. I feel as if I’ve already exhausted this series...

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Reviews shouldn’t put you off.

I’m glad I started listening to this before I looked at the reviews. Some of them would have been enough to put me off. While I agree this isn’t one of Baldacci s best storylines and not as complex as some. I still enjoyed it and listened to the end. Hopefully the next book in the series will be what we expect from this master of suspense

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Quite good.

I did enjoy it in the main. However, I found keeping up with the characters names difficult throughout. When there are many characters in a book, even when reading rather than listening, I find it takes a few chapters to remember names and match to the traits of that character so you know who it is even when they’re not mentioned by name. I have to admit, some of it I saw coming and some of it, I don’t know what was going on!

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Frustrating

Being a fan of David Baldacci’s books, this is my first review, and not wanting to be a spoiler alert I have to say I found this one really frustrating. I had already worked out the ending long before we got there. Although I hoped I was wrong and although the book is written in David’s usual style at the end I found it really frustrating!!! But a good book none the less but talk about tangents David this was a long one...

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brilliant .......

DEFINITELY a ' can't stop listening ' audiobook. Characters full of depth and likeable. Excellent narrators , clearly spoken with accents even a Scot could understand. Fabulous storyline. Can't wait for the next one !

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Edge of your seat stuff

Well done Mr B for another great book. Altee Pine is a great character with complex issues. This was well narrated by Brittany and Kyf and it married well. I was listening to this constantly either in the car, with my headphones or transferred to my TV. Can’t wait for book 3

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slow to get going. Worth persevering lots of twist and turns. Didn't work out the killer until the last chapter

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garbage

what utter trite trash! never expected this from the author. did he throw this book together in 5 minutes?

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Another great book

Once again David Baldacci delivers another great book keeping us in suspense until the end

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  • Penny Lambert
  • 11-12-19

Border Line until it Comes Together Towards the End

This is not the usual David Baldacci book. It took a long while to get in sync with the plot. It seemed like there was 2 books in one. A murder (after all, she is a FBI agent) & the Case of finding her sister.

However, it does all come together towards the end, setting up the ground work for the next book. I’m starting to like it. Normally, with David Baldacci books, I’m in after the first paragraph.


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  • Autumn
  • 01-01-20

A Baldacci novel is always $ well spent

Mr Baldacci sure knows how to spin captivating storylines and keep the reader guessing. I like the strength of Atlee’s character, she’s a great role model. I had guessed the ending and the perpetrator was one of two I had narrowed down but that didn’t detract from enjoying the story. I look forward to the next instalment in this series and maybe you’ll have another Puller book for us sometime soon? The narration was flawless here too.