The Guilty - David Baldacci

The Guilty

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2015-11-17
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,938 Ratings

Description

After failing a critical assignment overseas, Will Robie must investigate a murder accusation against his father--but to save him, he'll have to face a violent and deadly fallout in this New York Times bestselling thriller.

Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not until the unimaginable occurs. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder.

Father and son haven't spoken or seen each other since the day Robie left town. In that time, Dan Robie--a local attorney and pillar of the community--has been elected town judge. Despite this, most of Cantrell is aligned against Dan. His guilt is assumed.

To make matters worse, Dan has refused to do anything to defend himself. When Robie tries to help, his father responds only with anger and defiance. Could Dan really be guilty?

With the equally formidable Jessica Reel at his side, Robie ignores his father's wishes and begins his own desperate investigation into the case. But Robie is now a stranger to his hometown, an outsider, a man who has forsaken his past and his family. His attempts to save his father are met with distrust and skepticism...and violence.

Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country, where his target was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son. And this time, there may be no escape for either of them.

Reviews

  • Page turner

    4
    Great read. Good mystery. Very cool to learn about Robie’s upbringing. Only downside is no agent Vance or Julie Getty.
  • WOW!!

    5
    By Reliability is Key
    David Baldacci is such an amazing writer. You will be blown away. The twists and the storyline are superb!
  • The Guilty

    4
    By Golf gal1
    Another good story from this author. It was full of twists and turns.. kept the reader guessing who the culprit was. I was surprised and so will you be!
  • Great read

    5
    By Mikaboo2u
    This was a great read. The Guilty was recommended to me by a friend and I couldn’t put it down. I read this book in less than 72 hours ( not a norm for me) I purchased a digital copy of this book but I will be purchasing a traditional copy as well. I can see myself reading this book again and again.
  • The guilty

    5
    By Bavarian Hillbilly
    Well written book. I was afraid it would be typical of a Northern Author writing about the south. Not so much. Reminded me of Lee Child's protagonist Jack Reacher. Good storyline, and it will have you guessing on where it is going.
  • Great ending

    5
    By ProMax
    One of his most thrilling and touching books I have read. This entire series is a great read.
  • Horrible

    1
    By Cardiac Arrest 99
    This is absolutely the worst book I have read to date...
  • Waste of money

    1
    By SS in VA
    This book is a disaster. The plot is so convoluted as to be unbelievable. Poor characters. Just a complete disaster of a book. Baldacci is capable of good stories. This is not one.
  • Verbose

    1
    By Jjjytugfews
    Took too long to get there.
  • The guilty

    5
    By Johntdoc
    can't go to sleep without finishing this one. Never expected the outcome. It's a non stop read. Loved it. I felt the Mississippi heat the entire time. Where's my ice cold sweet tea?