Fast-Paced, Cliffhanger - Daylight by David Baldacci

For a David Baldacci lover, Atlee Pine's journey to find the truth about her sister is a thrilling and nail-biting unputdownable wait. For any reader, it is the same. The review of the book can be wrapped up in these two lines. Daylight is the reading experience that any thriller lover would love to indulge in.

Daylight By David Baldacci

Daylight -The mystery of Mercy

Atlee Pine sets out in search of her twin sister, Mercy, to know whether she is alive. Ito Vicenzo, when he pulled her sister away and pushed her to a near-death experience. The experience has scarred her so much that despite becoming a detective herself she found it impossible to track down the killer, primarily because he is old, untraceable, and followed by his two generations of unscrupulous men. Her foray into the truth lands her amidst conspiracies and mysterious circumstances stacked to cover up the truth and crosses paths with John Puller who is investigating the Vicenzo family. Daylight, with the classic David Baldacci style of narration, keeps the readers at the edge of the seat with a 400-page unputdownable book.

Edge of the seat cliffhangers:

David Baldacci has never failed his readers when it comes to his cliffhangers. Each chapter of Daylight sees twists but deftly the author makes sure the readers are not overwhelmed with too many scenarios. Like with any thriller there is a cascade of characters that inadvertently contributes to the plot. While the author gave enough space for the protagonists and the prime supporting characters to develop, the ones in the subplot don't fail to claim their space.

Disappointing Climax:

The one prominent con of Daylight is that the author failed to sweep the readers, like he did in the previous books, in the climax. The climax is disappointingly an overworked cliche. The plot takes its own pace to take off as it is a sequel and initial chapters are dedicated to the first-time readers to wrap their heads around the prequels. Nonetheless, it did not affect the overall reading experience.


The book is recommended to all thriller lovers who need a fast-paced, plot with numerous twists in the David Baldacci style but its uncharacteristically cliched climax spoils the overall reading experience.


  1. I am a thriller lover and I will surely pick this book to read. After all its your recommendation mam

  2. I love thrillers but haven't read many books from this author... I will add this to my tbr

  3. I love thrillers.. But not sure if I would like to pickup a book where the climax was not great. Thx

  4. I haven't read any books by him before but I see them everywhere. Wonder if I should try reading them. -Reens

  5. Thrillingly extravagant I would definitely like to check this out. Thanks for pointing me towards this book.

  6. As a thriller lover I'd love to give this a read. Disappointing ending in a thriller really sucks.

  7. I was watching a Netflix series recently and that had a DISAPPOINTING climax as well. So I can imagine how you are feeling.

  8. I haven't read any of his books. I like those thrillers which has a twist in each chapter. And as you said that it do not leave the reader over whelmed, thats second point I like in any book. But what you mentioned about the climax, that something make me think if I want to give it a read or not. Thanks for the honest review.


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