Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Guilty

Unexpected. Serial fiction can develop characters in many different ways. Sometimes, the protagonist grows gradually in each episode. Other times, there seems to be such stability that the stories seem repetitious. David Baldacci takes a different approach in his fourth novel featuring assassin Will Robie titled, The Guilty. Baldacci takes Robie back home to provide insight into how he became the person he is, and focuses on the challenges in a father-son relationship that has been strained for decades. Readers find a more vulnerable Robie as he tries to grapple with the fact that his father has been arrested for murder. The unexpected twists in the plot strained credulity, but Baldacci does that often. This contribution to the series may polarize fans, but I found the unexpected diversion interesting and enjoyable, despite some ludicrous plot twists. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Guilty from

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