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One Good Deed by David Baldacci
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David Baldacci cheated. In "One Good Deed," he introduces Aloysius Archer, a WWII veteran and ex-con who stumbles into a small town and a trio of murders. Archer is a suspect, but the investigator lets him tag along and help with the investigation.

Yeah. Right.

What's worse is that Archer uncovers evidence and clues that tell him what's going on, but we're not privy to the information until it's unveiled in a dramatic fashion.


Writers are supposed to give readers a fair shot at figuring out the mysteries.

The story is set in the late 1940s. That means antiquated notions of male and female roles and authorities being much more lax with security.

I'm not entirely sure how much I liked this novel. The chapters were longer than Baldacci usually delivers. Archer is the typical most handsome, smartest and strongest guy in the room. He was not entirely a sympathetic character.
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Reading Progress

August 12, 2019 – Started Reading
August 12, 2019 – Shelved
August 13, 2019 – Finished Reading

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