2019, REVIEW

Review : Split Second

Author: David Baldacci
Date Started: 03-07-2019
Date Finished:27-07-2019
Pages: 426
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪

Synopsis from Goodreads

Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight for the briefest moment and the man whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air. Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. Eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service agent allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the candidate he was protecting was gunned down before his eyes. Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge.

Drawn into a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, the two discredited agents uncover a shocking truth: that the separate acts of violence that shattered their lives were a really long time in the making – and are a long way from over….

My Thoughts

This was the first David Baldacci book I have read and to be honest I was very impressed.

I really liked the characters, King was a very likable character and he knew he was likable and had a good sense of humor but wasn’t big-headed with it. When women were quite literally throwing themselves at him. He ignored all their advances which were actually nice to read in a book that involves an ex-agent.

Maxwell was also a likable character and a strong independent woman, who could take care of herself. She eventually learns that she isn’t indestructible and she also needs protecting at times.

The other character Jane I needed really gel with, at first she seemed needy but you find out the back story throughout the book which slightly makes it easier to understand. She just wasn’t a character that I could get on with.

I enjoyed the plot, it was interesting and wasn’t something which jumped out at you instantly so that you could guess it throughout. It personally didn’t hit me until I was about to read the reveal. I liked his writing style and I think I will definitely continue on with this series.


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