FBI Agent Atlee Pine returns to her Georgia hometown to reopen the investigation of her twin sister’s abduction, only to encounter a serial killer beginning a reign of terror, in this page-turning thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci.

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–digging deeper into the past could be more dangerous than she realizes . . .

Richard’s comments
I was negligent and did not write the review immediately after reading the book. Therefore, I had to revisit the book to refresh my memory about it, but re-read just the first couple of chapters.

Like almost every one of Baldacci’s books, the story is a good one. It is engaging and entertaining. Baldacci is an excellent writer but now in my books it is coming down to the wire as to who I like more, Baldacci or Grisham. Grisham is a courtroom specialist whereas Baldacci is a suspense-thriller one more in line with Lee Child. Baldacci and Child have favourite characters who play leading roles in additional books. Baldacci has Stone and Pine while Child seems happy with Jack Reacher. Baldacci’s does have some favouritism in his books, a favourite county in Florida, the fictional Ford County. He has even written a set of shorts stories that are all set in the county. [ Still unread as I do not like short story books. ]

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