The Forgotten by David Baldacci

Published May 20, 2022

The Forgotten by David Baldacci

Book info

  • Title The Forgotten
  • Author David Baldacci
  • Year 2012
  • Genre Thriller

Criminal investigator John Puller is drawn closer to home when his aunt is found dead in her house in Paradise, Florida. The local police have ruled the death as an accident, but Puller finds evidence to suggest that she may well have been murdered. On the surface the town lives up to its name, but as Puller digs deeper he realizes that this town and its inhabitants are more akin to Hell than Paradise. His belief is confirmed as evidence of strange and inexplicable events come to light. And when Puller learns the truth about what is happening in this once sleepy town, he knows that his discoveries will impact far wider than Paradise.


The second book in the John Puller series and it’s another good mystery where Puller gets involved at a certain level and then gradually finds a deeper and more disturbing plot is behind it all. Baldacci’s writing is exceptionally good as a pageturner, it’s short and sharp, tight sentences and keen paragraphs that just keeps you wanting to read more. And I really like Puller as a character, he’s got the skills and tightlipped manner that his career has given him, but can let his guard down occasionally and give us insight into the man behind the military bearing. Can’t wait for the next one.

Rating: 4 / 5

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