Review of ‘The Guilty’

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Will Robie is a government assassin who is facing a crisis—his skills appear to have vanished, and he no longer has the confidence to carry out his missions. When he learns that his estranged father has been arrested and charged with murder, he realizes that he must solve the problems of his troubled past in order to bring his present into balance. Back in his small Mississippi home town, Will finds that little has changed, except that now his life is in jeopardy, from the most unexpected quarter.

The Guilty by bestselling author David Baldacci is a story that must rank among one of the author’s best. A tense thriller, it also explores the depths of interpersonal relationships and personal angst, and will keep you turning pages until the explosive and totally unexpected ending. You will find yourself inside Will’s skin as he confronts his hard-nosed father, his own guilt, and a social system that has resisted much of the change that has taken place in the rest of the world.

It’s tempting to try and read this book in one sitting—don’t do it. Savor it; let the author’s words wash over you. This is Baldacci at his absolute best. I received this book as a gift, and the donor is now forever on my A-list.

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