A Minute To Midnight

A Minute To Midnight

eBook - 2019
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'My sister was abducted from here nearly thirty years ago. The person who took her was never found. And neither was she. Her abductor nearly killed me. So I'm back here now trying to find the truth.' Atlee Pine has spent most of her life trying to find out what happened that fateful night in Andersonville, Georgia. Her six-year-old twin sister, Mercy, was taken and Atlee was left for dead while their parents were apparently partying downstairs. One person who continues to haunt her is notorious serial killer, Daniel James Tor, confined to a Colorado maximum security prison. Does he really know what happened to Mercy? The family moved away. The parents divorced. And Atlee chose a career with the FBI dedicating her life to catching those who hurt others. When she oversteps the mark on the arrest of a dangerous criminal, she's given a leave of absence offering the perfect opportunity to return to where it all began, and find some answers. But the trip to Andersonville turns into a roller-coaster ride of murder, long-buried secrets and lies. And a revelation so personal that everything she once believed to be true is fast turning to dust.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781538761625
Branch Call Number: OverDrive eBooks
Characteristics: 1 online resource (418 pages)


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Oct 14, 2020

It is surprising how a male author can actually get inside the head of a female leading character, but Baldacci has that gift. This one was very unlike any of the other novels I've read from him, and I really enjoyed the read. Tough to put down.

Oct 02, 2020

Baldacci is a master story teller. This may not have been one of his best but, still very good. Baldacci books are always entertaining and filled with tension and excitement.

Aug 09, 2020

4 -4 /2 read. The second book in Baldacci's Atlee Pine series was a very good read. Atlee returns to her roots to try to discover what happened to her sister Mercy all those years ago. When she gets there, people start getting murdered. Is the serial killer connected to Mercy's abduction or something else entirely? And why does Atlee have the feeling that everyone in town is keeping secrets from her about that abduction? An interesting read and a good set up for book #3 in the series.

Jul 02, 2020

I was more interested in the storyline involving Agent Atlee Pines's search for her abducted sister than the murders in her hometown which she ended up investigating after returning to her hometown to re-visit her old home where the abduction had taken place when both children, twins, had been 6 years old. That storyline remains unsolved and most likely will be the kernel plot for the next title in the Atlee Pine series. Just as I was losing interest in the second storyline, about 3/4's way through reading this novel as no clues seemed to be forthcoming to its solution, the action picks up - car chases, chases on foot, shoot-outs, child abduction, house explosion, personal risks - but the motives of the bad guys, when they are quickly put forward towards the conclusion, just seem to be over the top - too much detail too late in the story. These characters had not even been presented as dark quirky, possible suspects until the very end. If you don't have time to read the whole book, just read the first couple of chapters and the last couple of chapters - you'l get the essence of the novel.

Jun 19, 2020

I love this character Atlee Pine. This was a very entertaining read. I look forward to the next Atlee Pine novel.

Jun 18, 2020

I’ve already read, can I cancel it?

Mar 06, 2020

Will look forward to the next in series.

Feb 28, 2020

Again, like the previous Atlee Pine story, not one of Baldacci's best. Pines' search for her sister leads to a long , drawn-out and convoluted plot involving a local serial killer, which gets excruciatingly tedious. Not much was acheived in the search for her mother or sister, but she does uncover one surprising fact about herself. I assume this one was just the precursor to the next in the series. All in all I prefer the John Puller and King and Maxwell series.

Feb 18, 2020

It's a Baldacci book, the second in the Atlee Pine series. The two storylines are tangential but intertwined, as Atlee goes home to investigate her past. Ancillary characters get some more meat on their bones, as does Atlee Pine's back story. The pace, like all of his books, is page turning, and the plot is convoluted and contorted. Considering the author's prolific output, any flaws in the plot are incidental. I look forward to more Baldacci, and if it's Atlee Pine, that is OK by me.

Feb 18, 2020

This is the second in the Attlee Pine series. The book begins with a show of strength by FBI agent Pine and goes on with her desire to solve her three decade old mystery of how her twin, Mercy was abducted. She goes back home only to step into a quagmire of murders. Will she solve anything at all? Not a bad book.

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