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Friday, August 16, 2013

Book Review: Total Control by David Baldacci

Book Synopsis at Good Reads

Sidney Archer thought she had the perfect life: a loving husband, an adorable baby daughter, and a great career as a senior partner in a major Washington law firm. But when her husband is killed in a plane crash, her whole world begins to disintegrate. The FBI believes her husband is responsible for the bombing -- and that he may still be alive!

My Review at Good Reads

5 of 5 stars 

Finished 8/15/13

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Like the previous Baldacci book I read it was captivating and believable. There were a lot of characters that were good guys that didn’t seem like good guys and bad guys and didn’t see my bad guys. There was one I was disappointed with because I still think he was a bad guy even though it was written to make you think he was a good guy after all.

The main characters are well-developed and even the supporting characters made me feel relieved or betrayed as the character grew or changed within the story. Baldacci’s descriptions do a great job of bringing the reader into the scene. That’s especially true in the action scenes even where gunfire is involved.

I like the last chapter of and it’s the way I would have wanted the book end but I think I would’ve liked it presented differently. The ending was too easy but the outcome was good. That’s really the only thing I would criticize. It was a great book and I’ll definitely be reading some more David Baldacci.

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