Book Review: The Guilty by David Baldacci

Ever since I read David Baldacci for the first time I have been a fan so when I saw his novel titled Guilty, I could not resist. This novel returns to a favourite character, Will Robie, the government’s most professional and lethal assassin. On his latest mission, he is unable to pull the trigger and fails in his assignment. To recover, he is given leave during which he goes back to his past and the town where he grew up. His father, whom he has not seen for twenty years, has been arrested and charged with murder. While trying to prove his father’s innocence, Robie goes back to his past and works towards a chance of healing himself.

As always, Baldacci’s novel is a page turner. This well written novel encourages the reader to keep on reading. What I enjoyed in this novel was not only the fast-paced action, but also the times when the author surprised me with twists. This story is not predictable and the ending has a little surprise. I finished the novel wanting to read more about Will Robie. I definitely need to see whether another novel has been written about this character.

Do you enjoy reading fast-paced thrillers?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This novel was the 14th in my 50 book pledge for 2018)

6 thoughts on “Book Review: The Guilty by David Baldacci

  1. I absolutely love thrillers Colline, and also a big fan of Baldacci. What I DON’T like is when famous authors have “co-authors” who do most of the writing so typically I’ll skip those. Appreciate the recommendation on this one, will check it out. Have you read the Red Sparrow series? They’re wonderful, esp books 1 and 2. 3 was a bit of a letdown and the movie, just released, looks horrific!

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    1. I agree with you on the co-authoring. James Patterson does that a lot.
      I haven’t read the Red Sparrow series. Maybe I will give that one a miss. Too many books to choose from.


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