David Baldacci’s ‘Mercy’ Delivers the Answers We’ve Been Waiting For [REVIEW]

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Atlee Pine will do whatever it takes to find her sister. (Photo courtesy Canva)

When twin sisters are ripped apart as young girls, a damaged family is left in the wake. Now after searching for her abducted sibling for most of her life, Atlee Pine gets some unexpected answers. But will they be reunited? Find out in David Baldacci’s newest thriller, Mercy.

David Baldacci's MERCY
Grand Central Publishing

For those of you who wondered if FBI Agent Atlee Pine finds answers to her sister’s disappearance, David Baldacci delivers in his latest novel, Mercy. From the opening scene to the very last page, Baldacci captures our imaginations until the rollercoaster ride pulls back into the station.

Although the reader has come to expect Atlee’s fearless nature over the previous three novels, nothing prepares us for actually meeting Mercy. Baldacci describes the lasting effects Mercy’s captivity has had on her in unimpeachable detail, it is amazing she has adapted into society with few hurdles. Still, even as Baldacci doles out information about Mercy to his readers, he still manages to build suspense.

As one who has faced many bumps on my road to adulthood, Mercy’s attitude and ability to continue putting one foot in front of another speaks volumes about her character. When you go through something so profound, you see life’s many shades of gray, but cut to the chase really quickly. This can unsettle people who enjoy a more smoke-and-mirror dialogue. But as always, Baldacci does a great job crafting characters who totally enthrall us.

In Mercy, one of those new characters is Britt Spector, an intriguing character with a diverse and checkered past. Of course, by the novel’s end, we find ourselves wondering what will become of her. As all avid Baldacci readers know, we will just have to wait and see!

This book provides the long-awaited and much-anticipated answers to all the questions Baldacci has raised throughout the Atlee Pine franchise. Mercy is worth the wait. Don’t miss it!

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David Baldacci is a global number on bestselling author, and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television.

David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America.

Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org. You can also like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

By David Baldacci
416 pp. Grand Central Publishing. $29.

Purchase Mercy direct from Jathan & Heather Books or from one of these other fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Half Price Books, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell’s, Target, or Walmart.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

One Response to David Baldacci’s ‘Mercy’ Delivers the Answers We’ve Been Waiting For [REVIEW]

  1. Tom says:

    I want a Britt Spector book

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