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Book Review of “First Family” By David Baldacci

First Family

By David Baldacci

An average action-thriller by David Baldacci, First Family is follow-up to Simple Genius.
To begin with, both Sean King and Michelle Maxwell ooze out more character than before (thankfully!).
Just before Pam Dutton is about to instruct them on their next case she is found dead and her daughter (Willa) is missing.

Gripping storyline, plenty subplots, intriguing scandals, interesting twists and turns, absorbing characters of the antagonists as well make this a great read. The author has a definite knack to hook the reader from the very beginning. But at times the pace of the story drops making it a bit of a drag. The climax seems overloaded and kinda unbelievable. But overall readable.

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Book Review of “Caught” By Harlan Coben


By Harlan Coben


A “thriller” rightfully earns itself a name if it captures the reader’s attention strong enough to be held without being kept even for a moment. Caught by Harlan Coben, to a certain extent manages to do so.

A well crafted thrilling story by Coben, creating and maintaining the suspense till the very end.

The book comprises of different stories meshed together only to reveal an unsuspecting climax.

A sting operation by a TV reporter to uncover the truth of a social worker who turns out to be a pedophile gelled with the case of a missing high school senior (girl), followed by the death of the suspect and finally the revelation of the truth.

The story typically shows ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations. Must admit, the characterization is kind of complex but lacks depth where required.

Some clues engulf you in a seamless challenge to uncover the truth.
It is a fairly satisfying, fast paced novel but minor flaws like incorporation of lots of twists and turns, lack of firm clues (in the end) leave the reader a bit confused.


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