13 FACTS ABOUT THE GUILTY BY DAVID BALDACCI
Posted by Ognian Georgiev
David Baldacci’s newest release The Guilty jumped directly into Top 3 of the hottest Kindle titles. So far the feedback is pretty awesome with average 4.3 stars from 220 Amazon reviews.
The popular author from Richmond was already a guest in our 13 Facts rubric. He is the first person who will be our target for second time, but now the focus will be around his new thriller. We will surprise you, as well, with some other news around the American writer.
The Guilty is book number 39 in David Baldacci’s career
The main protagonist, Will Robie, appeared for the first time in the initial book of the series The Innocent. The novel was released in 2012 with huge success.
Baldacci didn’t plan to go back into Will Robie’s past after exploring other parts of his life in the previous two books, The Hit and The Target. It was just a spontaneous idea to go into that direction in chapter number 4 of the series.
“The theme of the book is that you can’t go forward unless you deal with your past,” said Baldacci about The Guilty in interview with The Telegraph.
The main idea of Baldacci in creating Will Robie’s character was to make readers to root for an assassin.
The suffering of the government assassin after each of his kills was the way to humanize such a dirty profession, according to the author.
Compassion is the human quality that is adored mostly by David Baldacci, according to his questionnaire at Writerswrite.
The action is taking place in the imaginary city of Cantrell, Mississippi. The name probably came by a Cantrell Road, which is crossing Mississippi Street in Little Rock.
It will not be the final part of the series. Baldacci reveals in the Telegraph’s interview that Will Robie will meet another ghost from the past in book number 5.
The first tip by David Baldacci to all authors is “Write about thins you’re interested in”. Would you guess if the American writer ever dreamed to be a professional assassin?
This week the novel reached the second spot at NY Times bestselling list, and was beaten just by Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich
Making a step aside from his traditional fiction, David Baldacci is planning bright future for his YA fantasy series. The author is going to create three more novels after The Finisher and The Keeper staring Vega Jane.
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