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A Minute to Midnight

Atlee Pine
Series: Atlee Pine Series, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (124 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Minute to Midnight is the gripping follow up to Long Road to Mercy featuring Special Agent Atlee Pine from one of the world’s most favourite thriller writers, David Baldacci.

Without Mercy.

At six years old, Atlee’s twin sister, Mercy, was taken from the family home while Atlee was left for dead. Since that fateful night, Atlee has dedicated her life and career to catching those who hurt others.

Word of a killer.

Atlee has never stopped searching for answers about her sister. A notorious serial killer, locked in a maximum-security prison, continues to haunt her. Does he really know what happened to Mercy?

Quest for justice.

When Atlee oversteps the mark on the arrest of a dangerous criminal, the FBI gives her a leave of absence – the perfect opportunity to return to where it all began.

Determined to finally uncover the truth, Atlee Pine’s journey home turns into a rollercoaster ride of murder, long-buried secrets and lies...and a revelation so personal that everything she once believed is fast turning to dust. 

©2019 David Baldacci (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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great

great story keeps you guessing all the way ends with a twist keeps you wanting more

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The Narration makes this book.

I found this book because of the Narrator Brittany Pressley. Brittany, adds such wonderful expression, and voices to the story, it would not be the same without her. And, in this particular book is well accompanied with Kyf Brewer, and I hope to find more, with these two in this same genre. Thank you Brittany, for your lovely narration and for introducing me too other authors.

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Atlee Pine does it again

Good story lots of action. Keeps you interested at all times. Looking forward to the next Atlee Pine story.

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Multiple story lines that go nowhere

The book is around finding her missing or dead sister. However at the end of the book, they are no closer to that. The plot was quite obvious and there were no surprises. It wasn't suspenseful, and if this wasn't an audio book, I'm not sure I would have finished it.

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  • Penny Lambert
  • 11-12-2019

Border Line until it Comes Together Towards the End

This is not the usual David Baldacci book. It took a long while to get in sync with the plot. It seemed like there was 2 books in one. A murder (after all, she is a FBI agent) & the Case of finding her sister. However, it does all come together towards the end, setting up the ground work for the next book. I’m starting to like it. Normally, with David Baldacci books, I’m in after the first paragraph.

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  • Autumn
  • 01-01-2020

A Baldacci novel is always $ well spent

Mr Baldacci sure knows how to spin captivating storylines and keep the reader guessing. I like the strength of Atlee’s character, she’s a great role model. I had guessed the ending and the perpetrator was one of two I had narrowed down but that didn’t detract from enjoying the story. I look forward to the next instalment in this series and maybe you’ll have another Puller book for us sometime soon? The narration was flawless here too.

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  • Mrs F.
  • 22-11-2019

Terrible

Dreadful - note to self - don't listen to any more books in this series

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  • Carôle
  • 21-11-2019

Strangely Disappointing

I think that I brought too much excited anticipation to this novel, following on from my intense enjoyment of the 1st story. Unfortunately, without giving away a whole series of spoilers, I cannot say why I was seriously underwhelmed by this story. Suffice to say that, the dialogue, the plot and the conclusions were not (in my opinion), up to the usual Baldacci standards. I won’t speedily run towards book 3. I feel as if I’ve already exhausted this series...

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  • Ian
  • 09-01-2020

Reviews shouldn’t put you off.

I’m glad I started listening to this before I looked at the reviews. Some of them would have been enough to put me off. While I agree this isn’t one of Baldacci s best storylines and not as complex as some. I still enjoyed it and listened to the end. Hopefully the next book in the series will be what we expect from this master of suspense

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  • Fee
  • 27-11-2019

Quite good.

I did enjoy it in the main. However, I found keeping up with the characters names difficult throughout. When there are many characters in a book, even when reading rather than listening, I find it takes a few chapters to remember names and match to the traits of that character so you know who it is even when they’re not mentioned by name. I have to admit, some of it I saw coming and some of it, I don’t know what was going on!

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  • Polly Mc63
  • 20-11-2019

Edge of your seat stuff

Well done Mr B for another great book. Altee Pine is a great character with complex issues. This was well narrated by Brittany and Kyf and it married well. I was listening to this constantly either in the car, with my headphones or transferred to my TV. Can’t wait for book 3

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  • Sheltiejoy.
  • 24-06-2020

brilliant .......

DEFINITELY a ' can't stop listening ' audiobook. Characters full of depth and likeable. Excellent narrators , clearly spoken with accents even a Scot could understand. Fabulous storyline. Can't wait for the next one !

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  • MCTUCKETER
  • 25-05-2020

Thoroughly enjoyable

Exceeded my expectations, next please 😄. I am officially a David Baldacci and Atley Pine fan.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-05-2020

Great listen

Just enough twists to keep you interested. Another book that you just can't put down.

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  • Ann
  • 18-04-2020

Great read!

This is turning into a great series! Compulsive reading and I can't wait for the next!

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  • Rob Roy
  • 17-02-2020

One of David Baldacci's best!

I really enjoyed this book - in audiobook format. Atlee Pine is a great character with a complex troubled past. This is a complex plot - or rather two interweaving plots. We meet lots of interesting supporting characters while Pine and associates try to identify the serial killer responsible for a mounting number of mystifying murders and try to limit the body count. The ongoing mystery of Pine's past remains to be solved - presumably and hopefully in the sequal(s) to this novel, which I for one will be unable to miss when it is penned. Great stuff.