Mercy David Baldacci
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Mercy, by David Baldacci {Book Review}

We’ve made it to the 2nd week of 2022!! What a journey the last 2 years have been! I swear books, plants and my family are the only thing that kept me going during this pandemic time we are living in. I had a goal to read 60 books last year, and I thankfully hit that goal and ended on 66 books. Today I’ll share my review of Mercy, by David Baldacci. Mercy is the fourth and final (??) book in the Atlee Pine series. I reviewed the second book over HERE

What is Mercy about?

FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s harrowing search for her long-lost sister Mercy reaches a boiling point in this breakneck thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci.

For her entire life, FBI agent Atlee Pine has been searching for her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Mercy’s disappearance left behind a damaged family that later shattered beyond repair when Atlee’s parents inexplicably abandoned her.

Now, after a perilous investigation that nearly proved fatal, Atlee has finally discovered not only the reason behind her parents’ abandonment and Mercy’s kidnapping, but also the most promising breakthrough yet: proof that Mercy survived her abduction and then escaped her captors many years ago.

Though Atlee is tantalizingly close to her family at last, the final leg of her long road to Mercy will be the most treacherous yet. Mercy left at least one dead body behind before fleeing her captors years before. Atlee has no idea if her sister is still alive, and if so, how she has been surviving all this time. When the truth is finally revealed, Atlee Pine will face the greatest danger yet, and it may well cost her everything.Mercy David Baldacci

My Thoughts

The protagonist of the series is Atlee Pine. Atlee, as I mentioned in my previous review, is one of those indestructible good gals, but she isn’t flawless. Leading up to this book, she discovers that her sister, Mercy, could actually be alive and she discovers secrets about her parents, so her whole world is kind of thrown upside down! She’ll however stop at nothing to find out what happened to her sister.

Atlee is lucky to have an amazing assistant, Carol Blum, as well as the resources of a rich benefactor…who also plays an important part in her life.

I really enjoyed that we had the POV of both sister’s in this book, as their paths hopefully lead to each other. Also, finally finding out exactly what happened to Mercy brings us closure, as we’ve been wondering through 4 books and over 1000 pages!

Mercy was an engaging and definitely also an entertaining, action-packed read. I however felt like some of the plot was a bit rushed, and the antagonist was just a bit over the top for me! Perhaps the suspense and tension was missing a bit for me in this one. I also think Atlee let’s somebody off way too easily in the final scenes.


Mercy has a 4.42 star rating on Goodreads. My rating is 3.5 stars! This was a really good wrap up to the mystery of Mercy, I just needed more suspense and tension.

Mercy retails for around R330 (spotted for R229 on Loot) and is available at all leading book retailers.

Disclaimer: Mercy was sent to me by Pan Macmillan in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I’m Simone, a mom of 3, a wife...obsessed with my family, makeup and books!

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