Review of The Forgotten by David Baldacci (Spoiler Free)

This book The Forgotten came in my library subscription bag. It is my very first David Baldacci read, and it is not at all disappointing. It is full of mysteries, clues, and adventures. In this review of The Forgotten book, we have mentioned the things which we liked and didn’t like.

About The Forgotten

The Forgotten book review
The Forgotten by David Baldacci

Title: The Forgotten

Author: David Baldacci

Pages: 422

Publisher: Pan Books

Genre: Suspense and Mystery, Crime and Detective, Thriller

Type: Series

Predecessor: Zero Day

Followed by: The Escape

Goodreads Rating: 4.1 / 5

* You can read this book as a standalone

In the book, The Forgotten, John Puller, a Criminal Investigator, visits Paradise in Florida to visit his aunt. But after reaching there, he finds that she has died. The local police have ruled it an accident. But is it an accident? Puller is very suspicious about it. Was his aunt murdered? Is Puller right? The Forgotten has a very mysterious plot, and you will surely enjoy reading it.

The Forgotten Book Review

Even though The Forgotten is a part of a series, you can read it as a standalone. You won’t feel as if you are missing out on something.

The title, The Forgotten, is very apt. It correlates with what is written in the story. Though, I think they could have used a different cover to make it look a bit more appealing.

The characters in the story are also very convincing. Throughout the story, you can feel their emotions and relate to them. Also, not many characters were introduced, which is good. The description of the characters is also perfect.

One more thing I liked about this book is its plot. The mystery and the suspense in the plot are exactly as I preferred, neither too much nor too little. It kept my attention till I finished reading it.

Also, the narration of this book is amazing. It keeps you connected to the story. Though I found the starting bit confusing, it became clear after a few chapters.

The pace of The Forgotten is also right; neither too fast nor too slow.

And, the part I liked the most in this book is the ending. It is full of action and is described perfectly. It was really fun and adventurous.

If you liked Angels and Demons, Deception Point, or any other book like this, then you might like this book.


Recommendation: Yes, definitely

Rating: 4 / 5; Our Rating Guide

We would recommend this book to every person who wants to read a book with action, mystery, and suspense.

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About the Author

The Forgotten book review author
David Baldacci

David Baldacci is the best-selling American novelist. His books are published in over 45 different languages and in more than 80 countries. They account for a total of over 110 million copies in print. He is a resident of Virginia. He is one of the famous storytellers. Visit him at Also, find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.

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