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Daylight

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This was a fast paced, captivating thriller, as good as, possibly even better than his others. Abductions, leads, mystery and suspense, I really couldn’t put it down. It was well written, on point, leaving no stone unturned throughout. I loved it and can’t wait for his next instalment.
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FBI Agent Atlee Pine is once again on a sabbatical - with time running out to finally solve the disappearance of her twin sister , Mercy she finally manages to identify the man who took her .
Travelling to New Jersey in pursuit of her lead she encounters ,yet again , Army CID Investigator John Puller -who is also investigating the family on another case .. He is unhappy to see her , she lost him his main lead on a previous case but agrees that Atlee's help on this case might benefit them both .

The story is fast paced , full of twist and turns and with the bad guys on their heels the body count starts to rise 
Will Atlee finally solve the mystery surrounding her sister ?

This is a thoroughly enjoyable read and I hope we see more of Atlee and John in the future from
this prolific Author 

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I was really excited to be able to read David Baldacci's latest book. He is one of my favourite crime authors and I enjoyed the story. I hadn't read any of the Agent Pine books before so was curious to know how they would work together. Although I quite liked the plot line, I did find myself skipping forward occasionally, which I have never done before with his books before.  Maybe if if I hadn't skipped the book introducing Pine, I may  have enjoyed it more and would have liked Pine more. As it is though, this book wasn't a hit for me.
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After the crossover of Amos Decker and Will Robie in Walk the Wire, we now have Atlee Pine meeting John Puller. I have a fondness for all of Baldacci’s characters and they do fit quite well together whenever their paths cross.

This is primarily a Pine book. The FBI agent is once again on sabbatical with trusty sidekick, Carol Blum, and continues to explore the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her identical twin, Mercy. The lead she’s following takes her to New Jersey, in pursuit of the family of the man she now knows to be responsible for the attack on the two girls thirty years before. She arrives at the home of his grandson, only to find Army CID investigator John Puller hot on the grandson’s tail too. Having caused Puller to lose his main suspect in a case, Pine agrees to help him, knowing that she may be able to get answers to her own questions. 

It’s a well-paced story mixing drugs, politics and blackmail, with plenty of action, along with a high body count. The bad guys with guns and knives seem to follow the pair’s every move and they find themselves in the crosshairs more than once with a fair bit of collateral damage. 

There are a few surprises for Pine along the way as we learn more about the events of her childhood and this proves to be a very easy and enjoyable read.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for the ARC in exchange for this review.
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You just can’t go wrong with David Baldacci when you’re looking for a fast-paced and action packed read, and Daylight is no exception.
The third in the Atlee Pine series, Daylight also reunited us with the brilliant John Puller who also has his own series - and I loved this partnership! Thrown together by coincidence as Pine is investigating her sister’s disappearance which just happens to cross paths with one of Puller’s investigations, the two are then fighting for their lives in a case which goes very high in US politics and crime fighting agencies.
I’m not going to pretend that this latest story is highly original as the reality is I pick up a Baldacci because I know what to expect - and that’s part of the pleasure sometimes! I want to get lost in a story with characters I know and love, where I know there will be plenty of drama and action and (usually) the good guys will win.  Although I especially enjoyed the focus on Pine’s missing sister and am very intrigued to see how this progresses in the next book in the series.
Whilst some writers who release multiple books each year can seem to get lazy in their writing, this never seems to be the case with Baldacci - the writing style in Daylight is as good as in the first book of his I picked up and that’s why I will keep on reading them! Loved this!
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Complex thriller with lots of twists.Atlee finds out a bit more about her twin,uncovering lots of secrets along the way. Great characters and great story.
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My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Daylight’ by David Baldacci in exchange for an honest review

I can always count on David Baldacci to deliver a fast paced thriller that keeps me guessing and turning the pages. This was no exception. ‘Daylight’ is the third in his series featuring FBI Agent Atlee Pine and follows on from ‘Long Road to Mercy’ and ‘A Minute to Midnight’.  

Atlee, aided by her assistant Carol Blum, continues to search for her twin sister, Mercy. She crosses paths with military investigator John Puller, whose high-stakes case leads them to uncover a wide spread conspiracy. It turns out to be a dangerous case as bodies mount up. There are plenty of twists and turns along the way. 

While the conspiracy aspect of the plot works fine as a stand-alone, the ongoing search for Mercy is an important thread running through all three novels. Some background is provided for new readers though the series is certainly worth reading from the start.

In terms of the sub-genre of political thriller, Baldacci ticks all the boxes for high stakes action and edge of the seat excitement. Atlee Pine is a powerful lead, an Amazonian who is a force of nature. 

David Baldacci is a prolific writer who has several series on the go, so I shall be anticipating news of the next in the series in due course.
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The story surrounding the disappearance of Mercy Pine is finally getting clearer. Atlee, still in search of her sister, gets some important answers, but still has no clue where to find Mercy. As always she has Blum by her side to assist her. And, while being on the search for her sister, Atlee stumbles into a murder investigation involving high ranked members of the U.S. military.
I love the story of Atlee and Mercy Pine. There is always action and it's a real page turner. Highly recommended series!
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Daylight is the third instalment in the FBI agent Atlee Pine series, as she continues her mission to find her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted from Andersonville, Georgia, over thirty years ago when she was only six years old—carried out in vengeance as their mother had been exposed as a mole in the mafia. Despite still working through the trauma she feels over what happened that fateful day, at least Atlee has more answers about what happened to Mercy after her abduction and the assistance and understanding of both her FBI superior, Clint Dobbs, and her administrative support, Carol Blum, has been invaluable. Pine knows that Mercy's abductor was missing man Ito Vincenzo and as she can't get further answers from him, she tracks down his family and, having been granted two weeks leave by her boss, travels to Trenton, New Jersey to meet with Ito's grandson, Tony. Little does Pine know that she's stumbled into an active investigation by the Army's CID arm, who believe Tony has been dealing drugs to military personnel at Fort Dix. This brings her into the path of CID Officer John Puller and the two decide to join forces for the common good, but neither realise how dangerous and deep this global political conspiracy runs. Then bodies start dropping left, right and centre...

This is a compulsive, exciting and superb addition to what is rapidly becoming an excellent and unmissable series with a cast who are relatable, engaging and developed. It's impeccably plotted with a great sense of place and I, and I suspect many other readers, enjoyed the return of one of Baldacci’s stalwarts in John Puller. There is action aplenty with never a dull moment, and the fact that the plot becomes convoluted but never confusing is something the author executes adeptly. There are twists, turns and ample misdirection used throughout, which certainly keeps you on your toes, and I must admit that I am surprised that the main premise — Atlee Pine’s search for the details about her sister's kidnapping — hasn't worn thin by now, but Baldacci weaves into that continuing storyline many other crimes, shady characters and nefarious goings-on, so it never becomes tedious, unimaginative or predictable. In fact, the meeting and collaboration of Pine and Puller sees them stumble onto one of the most audacious and far-reaching plots yet with the rich and powerful having a hand in corruption at the highest levels of the government and renowned institutions. A highly recommended page-turner. Many thanks to Macmillan for an ARC.
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Following Agent Atlee Pine and her mission to find her twin sister.
This book follows Atlee and her assistant Carol in searching a promising clue, but things don’t go as planned.
Whilst searching, Atlee comes across John Puller in her mission and things then go sideways with Atlee & John working together in a mystery that Atlee fell into.
Fast paced book and interesting having these characters working together, and some news for Atlee about her sister.
Loved this book with many twists and turns in the plot.
Can't wait for the next instalment of Atlee Pine.
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This series just keeps getting better. Baldacci spins the most brilliant stories and FBI Agent, Atlee Pine and her administrative assistant, Carol Blum are terrific characters. In concept, there’s something of The Fugitive about this series only, rather than chasing the unknown one-armed man, Atlee Pine is trying to find the man who took her twin sister Mercy some thirty years ago and left six year old Atlee seriously injured.

Atlee is making progress, too. She has followed a trail and discovered a lot of useful information. For that reason, I would not read this as a stand-alone, but read from the beginning to enjoy the series from the start.

Following the leads from Book Two, A Minute to Midnight, Atlee is now pursuing the Vincenzo family, mobsters with connections in all sorts of unlikely places. She tracks Ito Vincenzo’s family to New Jersey but finds that he has been missing for some time and his son is in prison. Tracking down his grandson, she finds herself caught up in a high stakes investigation led by investigation led by Army CID investigator. John Puller. (I enjoy the crossover of characters from the Baldacci universe and this time both John Puller and his brother, Robert are involved).

Though Atlee had no way of knowing, there’s a web of deceit being woven around her and soon she and Puller, working together, find themselves he targets of killers who are prepared to stop at nothing in their quest to use blackmail, drugs, sex and extortion in order to maintain their hold on the levers of power.

Their investigation walks them straight into danger and with their lives at stake, they realise that this enemy has friends in the highest places. What follows is both surprising and explosive. Every time you think you know what’s coming, Baldacci throws another curve ball right at you. Daylight is powerful, shocking and riveting.

Verdict: Baldacci has a great line in powerfully paced, exciting thrillers and this one is no exception. What makes this series though is Atlee Pine’s dogged determination to find out what happened to her sister and the revelations that she uncovers are truly shocking and surprising. Daylight is another electrifying book in this unmissable series.
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would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this entertaining book

atlee pine a one woman fbi agent, who is still looking for her missing twin sister and her fbi support staff carol blum is with her on her hunt...

atlee has stumbled onto something big whilst trying to find her suspect, john puller is also after the suspect and both end up working together to try and unravel their mystery but as soon as one end is unravelled another end pops up.....

now this i really enjoyed and i am starting to like atlee....right from the beginning there is action all the way and it  keeps you glued right to the end...cant wait for the next book in this series
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#Daylight #NetGalley David Baldacci is a top notch thriller/crime writer  - one of my favourites - and this Atlee Pine series has had me on the edge of my seat since book 1.  Now on to book 3, and we see introduced one of David Baldacci's top guns from his own series - John Puller - join forces with Atlee to solve the crime she has stumbled on in the search for her sister Mercy, who was kidnapped 30 years previously.  Packed full of action and so many twists and turns I could not put this down and read it in virtually one sitting.  As Atlee grows ever closer in her quest, I cannot wait for the next installment in this series!  A well deserved 5 stars!!!
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I would like to thank Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for an advance copy of Daylight, the third novel to feature FBI agent Atlee Pine on her quest to find her sister, Mercy, who was abducted as a six year old over thirty years ago.

Atlee’s quest to find her sister has taken her to New Jersey to find the man she knows kidnapped Mercy but he’s missing, his son is in prison and his grandson has fled in front of her eyes when she inadvertently gets caught up in an army investigation led by John Puller. They team up in an investigation that puts them both in danger and pitted against a powerful enemy.

I thoroughly enjoyed Daylight which is a high octane thriller with multiple twists and turns. It’s one of those novels that you think “no way could that happen” then the doubt creeps in and it becomes a case of “I wouldn’t put anything past them, so maybe”. Whatever, it’s tremendous fun with a high body count and skilful escapes. There is always a sense of danger, especially as the opposition always seems one step ahead, but our plucky protagonists are more than capable of meeting it and saving the day.

Alongside all this mayhem Atlee is still searching for Mercy. Her quest moves along significantly in this novel as she learns what happened after the kidnap but not where Mercy is now. This means there is at least one more book in the series, if not more. I’d be glad to see this plot line concluded and see Atlee in her full glory without it hanging round her neck like a millstone, because she is glorious, loyal, tough, strong, smart and righteous in a good way. I was also pleased to see John Puller who is another great character. I’d love to see them working together again.

Daylight is a good read that I have no hesitation in recommending.
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Excellent plot line, lots of twists and turns and likeable characters, what more could you want.  I have read several of David baldacci’s novels and have enjoyed each one, however I think this is one of my favourites.  I loved the exciting plot line with the espionage, drugs, guns and double dealing but also the sub plot of Attlee Pine’s search for her twin sister.
Although this is a longer novel it certainly didn’t seem it and it kept me interested right until the last page.  Thoroughly enjoyable and definitely recommended.
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Adored Baldacci writing John Puller into this this series with FBI Agent Atlee Pine. At first i wasn't sure ... and the first few pages saw them meeting one another in Trenton and then chasing a suspect ... but I stuck with it (this is my favourite crime writer after all)  and then the storyline really kicked off. When a young teenage boy supposedly shoots an FBI officer, well I couldn't stop reading it from that point onwards. This is a very very clever plot. There are two narratives: Pine's search for her twin sister Mercy and a crime she happens upon which sees her working with John Puller. With the craziness of 2020 what Baldacci has them uncover seems scarily prescient with nods to the #MeToo movement, moles in the government and the Epstein scandal. I LOVED this and look forward to the next offering.
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Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and author for this ARC.  

Wow, I loved this book.  It was fast paced, full of suspense and had so many twists along the way.    Atlee Pine is trying to find out what happened to her sister who was taken over 30 years ago.  Her leads take her to a person who is also being investigated by someone she knows and they combine forces and work together.   There were so many different threads going on in the book which I really liked and it had everything - conspiracies, murders and a great, well thought out plot line.    I love the authors writing style and was drawn in from beginning to end.   He has created such believable, feisty, determined characters you just root for.   I hope we see more of Atlee Pine and look forward to the next book.   Just loved this read.  

5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Thank you to NetGalley and Pan MacMillan for this advanced copy of the latest in the series featuring Atlee Pine and in this book, the character of John Puller. Two of my favourite characters, what more can you ask for in this non stop page turner of a book. The action never lets up, throughout the whole story. You are drawn into the murky world of politics and the upper echelons of society, who use their money to cover up any wrong doings  and not many do this better than David Baldacci. Hopefully there will be more cross over stories between Pine and Puller. A cracking 5 star read. This has to be one of my all time favourite books by David Baldacci and I have read them all. I would highly recommend this book.
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Daylight – An Atlee Pine Classic

Daylight is the latest outing for Baldacci’s FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine and her search for her missing sister, Mercy. Picking up on where A Minute to Midnight left off, this book is a seamless continuation of Pine’s long-time search for her sister.

In the search for information about her sister’s disappearance Atlee Pine has been given time off from the FBI and has a couple of weeks to resolve her case. She heads over to New Jersey and the Grandson of the person who stole away her sister. Which brings her crashing into Army CID officer John Puller’s case.

Finding that they have common cause they work together and that brings them in to the sight lines of people with money, power and drugs. Especially when witnesses disappear or are killed, and their case is closed down without any reason. By investigating the joint case Atlee is kidnapped and looks like she is being set up. But pining something on Atlee will not be easy, she is many things, stupid is not one of them.

What Atlee does learn in New Jersey and New York, means she has to head back down south and with the help of the local police and a former sheriff, discovers a leader that brings her a lot closer to her sister. She finds a couple of breadcrumbs that give her hope for her to continue her search, whilst shocking her to the core.

David Baldacci has once again written an engrossing thriller that draws you in and leaves you wanting more. Baldacci is the king of the page turner and this book is an example of that.
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It's always a thrill to see a new David Baldacci book coming out and even more exciting to be approved for first look to review the book. for the publishers, so thank you  to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan.  I think I have read all of David's books and they just keep getting better and better.

This thriller doesn't disappoint.  Its the third in the Atlee Pine series.  Atlee's taking a little time out from her job as an FBI Agent to spend some time looking to find her missing sister, Mercy  from over 30 years years ago.   she also accidently meets John Puller (from another series by Baldacci) and they join forces and help each other out.  They spend a lot of time together trying to work out next steps and following up all the needs with so much happening along the way. 

It was so exciting I didn't want to put this book down - So many twists and turns and lots going on with global conspiracy, kidnapping, murders and so much more.   Will they survive unscathed?  

Its great to return to the same characters.  You don't need to read the previous books to enjoy this one, but I defy you not to want to read them all after you've read Daylight (and indeed the rest of Baldacci's back catalogue). 

Absolutely brilliant book, definitely my favourite this year and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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