A Minute to Midnight: 2 (Atlee Pine Thriller)

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A Minute to Midnight: 2 (Atlee Pine Thriller)

A Minute to Midnight: 2 (Atlee Pine Thriller)

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The blurb leaves you thinking you'll be reading one book but then the author gets sidetracked and you don't get what you were offered. His writing style allows readers to immediately enter the action and then forces them to strap in for another wild ride. I am now waiting for the next in the series and hope it will not be long as there is a lot left in this storyline. Others who make appearances in the novel prove to be just as exciting and allow the reader to better understand the larger picture. Be they friends of the parental Pines or those who have crossed paths with Atlee in her adult life, Baldacci leaves no path untraveled and this enriched the story for me.

As she probes into the past, she uncovers shocking surprises and secrets that have her questioning everything she ever knew about her family. She reflects on how these traumatic events led to her parents, Tim and Julia, leaving Georgia and how it tore their marriage apart, with Pine living with her mother, until Julia left her.It is suggested by the main character that workplaces, even such as FBI should accommodate to women, who want to be mothers. As they try to overcome their history and work together on the murder cases, Atlee continues to collect information on what happened to her family (with a little help from the very sympathetic FBI guys).

Remembering that she and Mercy were excitable six year-olds at the time, Atlee wonders if her mind was slightly foggy about how the mystery man got into their room. Indeed the book ends up telling a different story to the one expected (cue book 3 in the series) which I found amusing, but also frustrating as I now feel I'm half-way through and won't know until at least next year what happens next! Filling in some gaps in a narrative that Atlee had created, the disappearance of Mercy Pine remains a massive mystery. 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.

Cyrus Tanner and his dog, Roscoe, now live in her dilapidated childhood home, as Pine interviews various town residents about what happened that night, including Lauren Graham, Jackson Lineberry, and Myron and Britta Pringle. 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 . A Minute to Midnight is the second book in the FBI Agent Atlee Pine series, and this time the crime she's investigating hits a little too close to home.

FBI Agent Atlee Pine's life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped -- and likely killed -- thirty years ago. Baldacci but this one and the first of the Puler Series (Zero Day) are just too implausible and unbelievable for me. The ending holds a major surprise for Atlee and inspires a need for the next book to be written sooner rather than later. In FBI Agent Atlee Pine, he has envisioned a new kind of heroine, forged in the fire of trauma and driven by a rare kind of strength.

Also, the whole women empowerment thing sprinkled throughout felt straight out of the 60's/70's and was way over the top.

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. Luckily Baldacci is one of those authors who treats his readers well, and we should not be waiting very long. plot line which I thought was pretty obvious, but Pine took a while to get there, which in the context of the character, I found to be a weakness, though I hope this does not spoil any reader’s enjoyment as it is a very good book.Baldacci’s characterisation is brilliant and he quickly built up a cast of believable characters that lived in the small town of Andersonville. Atlee Pine and her admin assistant, Carol Blumare the only two characters from the first book I this series.

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